Browsing articles in "Travel for fun"
Jun
28
2011

Studying Abroad: So much more than classes – by Adrian Oruclar

How studying abroad changed my outlook on life! I’m writing this blog post from one of the many wonderful cafes in downtown Melbourne, Australia, and in three days I hop on a plane to head back home to Canada. Reflecting on the past five months I’ve been in Melbourne as an exchange student, I could never have imagined how amazing this experience was going to be. First, a little bit about myself… My name is […]

Jun
14
2011

Alaska – the Last Frontier

If you’re looking for spectacular natural beauty, take a trip up north to visit the Last Frontier. Eat reindeer sausages while fishing for salmon. Watch glaciers ‘calving’ (breaking away) as you sail into Glacier Bay. Experience the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take a kayak trip in the Misty Fjords, and watch for bears or whales. Sail past a multitude of islands in the beautiful Inside Passage. The best, easiest and quickest way to see this huge […]

Jun
7
2011

HONG KONG – Asia’s World City

Visiting Hong Kong is an exciting non-stop experience, as I discovered on my short one-week stay on this island. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 6,400 inhabitants per square km (vs Canada’s average population density of 3.2 per sq km!), Hong Kong can make Manhattan look like a provincial town! Expect to see an interesting mix of history, culture and shiny glass buildings in this 21st century city. The […]

May
24
2011

Christmas Down Under

A blog post from Guest Blogger Sheila Fee, who is part of the Study and Go Abroad Team. *********** A few years ago, I was lucky enough to go to Australia for Christmas. It was spectacular! We left the cold dreary drizzle of Vancouver late in the evening. On the plane, we tucked in to the usual dinner and movie, deplaned in the middle of the night in Honolulu to look wistfully at the palm […]

May
17
2011

Journey to Latin America

Journey Latin America

Listening to a busker playing the panpipes today reminded me of my many trips to South America.  I learned Spanish from an early age and I love the language, the Latin culture and the warmth and spontaneity of the people. If you are looking for a fascinating mix of culture, history, and spectacular scenery,  add South America to your ‘bucket’ list .. and let’s start with Peru .. 😉 At the time that I wanted […]

May
10
2011

Trekking in Nepal

Years ago, I managed to convince a couple of my friends, Jon and Mike, to go trekking with me in Nepal.  We left England in May bound for Kathmandu, and then jumped onto a bus to Pokhara to start the Annapurna Basecamp/Jomson Trail. My first piece of advice for readers – have an open mind when travelling in Nepal – and dispel any pre-conceived ideas you may have about public transport.  There didn’t seem to […]

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