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A Sapporo retrospective article here. My wife and I decided to spend a month in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido back in the summer of 2014. It was the right choice because the rest of Japan is stiflingly humid in the summer; whereas the summer weather in Hokkaido can be hot, but it can still be comfortable.
Cariboo Dam is on the eastern end of Burnaby Lake and controls the water levels in the lake and flow of water into the Brunette River. It’s a popular spot to visit in the Fall when salmon return to spawn. No luck in October on this visit. November is the best time to go check out the salmon in the fishway. Watch this metro minute … Continue reading 2021 10 11 – Cariboo Dam
This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. There are a few things you need to fly overseas. Here are the essentials that should already be on your list and that I don’t have to tell you about, but I am going to tell you anyway. THE ESSENTIALS Passport Your updated passport is essential. If … Continue reading My Travel Must-Haves for International Trips
This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Time for a little throwback to pre-pandemic times. Let’s revisit my last big trip before the pandemic basically sidelined all my travel plans for the past couple of years. Also, because of my 5 year hiatus as a regular blogger, I’ve totally not covered some of my … Continue reading Arriving in Frankfurt (2019)
I have a confession to make. I am, for the most part, a Surrey bus virgin. I don’t know much about the bus system south of the Fraser River. I’ve taken the SkyTrain into Surrey a few times, but I rarely ever take the bus in Surrey. Yeah. I’ve taken the R1 one stop. And then I started to travel up and down Scott Road … Continue reading Where’s the double-decker bus?
Have you heard about the Vancouver Plan? The Vancouver Plan will feature a single, city-wide plan to guide future growth in line with key community priorities. The Vancouver Plan will also aim to keep the qualities that make Vancouver special while responding to the challenges facing the city and its residents. The Vancouver Plan has been in process for a while, but it is now … Continue reading Vancouver Plan
Double Double & Donuts. Hey. We’re in Canada. We all know that means. But what’s a Double Double and Donuts – Richmond style? Well, let me tell you. It’s something entirely different. Please join me in my latest video as I visit Richmond’s Double Double Restaurant, have some congee and Chinese donut. Then I hop on over to the nearby Aberdeen Centre for some Asian … Continue reading Double Double & Donuts – Richmond Style