When I was a kid, I took fiddle lessons. I actually liked the fiddle but hated the lessons. It was only one hour a week but the hours required in between lessons to practice was the worst part of my day... after just a year, I quit. Over the years, I've picked up my fiddle… Continue reading Driving in Ireland – A first timers guide
Oh Montréal... land of cheese curds, "hello, bonjour", and maple everything. It's no wonder that every time I visit I spend 60% eating and 30% shopping. The last 10% I'm walking, hoping to work off the mound of calories I'm about to intake.
The weather called for freezing rain, snow, and minus double digits back home but what I needed was some palm trees, warm breezes, reggae, and a sunburn. This is what brought me to here, Montego Bay. I have to admit, I got lucky. B travels back and forth for work so I took it as… Continue reading MoBay, Jamaica
There are view places that have truly taken my breath away. The Kananaskis Valley in Alberta is one of them and the Amalfi Coast in Italy is another. On this trip to Vietnam, the place that had that affect on me was Halong Bay. We were picked up by our tour (Maya Cruises) bright and… Continue reading Halong Bay, Vietnam
Canadian’s adventure to Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Vietnam
Hue was on my list as we planned out our trip to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) was on B, and Hanoi we knew we had to do. I wanted to do Hue for the Old Imperial Capital, or the Citadel as they call it... but what I quickly came to learn about Hue was… Continue reading Hue – A Foodie’s Paradise
4 things I learned from attending my first Premier League football game in London.
This past weekend, a friend of mine flew in from Calgary. He had been to Toronto a handful of times and was only in town for a day. After arranging a time to meet up, the old familiar question came up, "So, what do you wanna do?" This all too familiar question is one… Continue reading My top 5s of Toronto
When people first think of Munich, many think of the world famous Oktoberfest, lederhosen, and beer... and I'm not going to lie, before heading there I had the same preconceptions too. However, after spending a week in the area, I've come to realize there's more to Bavaria than just beer, beer, and well, more beer,… Continue reading The many beers of Bavaria
"My Mojito in La Bodeguita My Daiquiri in El Floridita." - Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway may have been onto something in the 1950s, but so many things have changed since his departure. Both bars are now caricatures of their former selves. Think about it, back in Ernie H's day, these were local bars, with people going there to meet… Continue reading La Habana Ooo La La