I’d briefly visited Boston in 2012 when my family and I embarked on a tour of several east coast states. But that time wasn’t enough. Two years ago, I was especially antsy about hanging around the area for a longer period of time because I wanted to stop by the TD Garden. (I’ve got this… More Getting to know Boston better
Here are additional photos taken during my stay in Chicago:
Tonight I met someone who brought a watermelon from Florida to the hostel. Yup. Seriously. Andrew, a college graduate who resides in Tallahassee, Florida, is working toward a certificate to teach English. He flew to Chicago from Florida and explained that before flying, he bought a watermelon off the side of the road and put… More Nearly dead feet and a Florida watermelon
Got to visit San Francisco again last fall with some friends. It’s such a beautiful city!
Canada was definitely a fun adventure. It came to an end so much more quickly than I realized. Eight weeks flew by so quickly! My final moments were spent in the lobby at the hostel. I talked to Steph while waiting for the taxi to pick me up. (The night prior, as we both struggled to pack our… More Point and shoot: Quebec (part 3)
(I was so impressed with Makiko’s ability to speak four languages. So impressed. She said she’s not perfect at every single language, but she’s fluent enough to communicate with people who speak the languages she speaks. And if she makes a mistake, she said the person/people with whom she converses will probably correct her.)
Quebec looks like a fairy tale, and although it was nearly sunset when I walked around, I took full advantage of my camera and shot these beauties:
Brooke, Sebastian and I visited Olympic Park (site of the 1976 Olympic games) on my last day in Montreal. We then split up for several hours, and I did some shooting around: University of Montreal Saint Paul’s Oratory Old Montreal Brooke, Sebastian, and I met up again in the evening to watch a hockey game:… More Point and Shoot: Montreal
Getting from Toronto to Ottawa was made possibly by… Greyhound! This time it wasn’t horrible at all because the ride was only five to six hours. AND the seats were waaaaay more comfortable. I scored and got on an express bus, which had neck support, more leg room, and even WI-Fi! I took a different… More Where’s all the security in Canada’s capital?
Samesun is a pretty nice hostel. I would definitely stay there again. For one thing, the room I stayed in had its own bathroom. That is waaaaaay better than the typical hostel bathroom situation where everyone on the same floor has to share a few toilets/showers. Also, there’s free breakfast 🙂 The morning after I… More A new friend in Banff