Spending a quick weekend in Edmonton, we packed in a lot and found some amazing and beautiful surprises.
My recent trip included flights on both Spirit Airlines and Air Canada. Despite its reputation, Spirit was amazing and Air Canada provided one of the worst experiences I have had with an airline.
This is a complete guide about how to reach either the Canada Place or Ballantyne cruise terminals for embarkation in Vancouver including public transport options!
That is a basic summary of our time across the United States. As I write this, I have had a little time to rest and reflect on the past few months. While I honestly wouldn’t do anything differently, we pushed ourselves quite hard and are a bit worn out. Jasmine and I really considered this part of the trip to be more of a sightseeing adventure, as opposed to the rest which will hopefully be more of a cultural experience.
To be honest, I don't have much to report here and thus the only picture I can provide is the beautfiul rose above. We woke up Thursday morning and bid farewell to my cousin. He truly made us feel at home. It was wonderful, considering that we have been away from home for a little while. After leaving his house we got on the road for our five hour drive down to Portland. In reality, we stayed Thursday night in Vancouver, WA which sits right across the border from Portland.
This morning we braved the Seattle traffic on our way up north back into Canada. Since I am aware that not everyone is up to date with Canadian geography, we are going to Vancouver, British Columbia which sits on the Pacific Ocean, about thirty miles north of the border with Washington. The cities we visited in Canada earlier in our trip, sat on Canada's eastern coast. With that free geography lesson out of the way, let's get on with the show.
There I was, at a spot I had longed dreamed about. As the roar of the powerful falls rang so loud in my ears, I looked down at my little boy and asked, “Do you like Niagara Falls?” Much to my surprise, he said very nonchalantly, “No”. After a little investigating, I found out the he liked them, but he was much more impressed with the vast array of unfortunate man made tourist traps surrounding the falls. In particular, he was obsessed with an observation tower, wanting to take pictures of it the whole time.
Yes, since Montreal is still in the province Québec, French is the primary language here. Unlike Québec City though, English is definitely more prevalent. We spent the night in Laval, Québec, just outside the city of Montreal. I was excited when we were able to book the Radisson here for less than it cost for the uncomfortable hostel beds in Québec City. After a little research, I found out that the Montreal Metro (subway) had a station about a mile from our hotel. We decided to take the subway into the city in lieu of our car.
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