Category: Canada

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Canada Flashback – Sulphur Mountain Solo Hike

While I completed quite a few hikes in Canada, there was only one that I did alone and this was Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. I’d always hiked in a group or with one other person – especially for the…

Yuko Maki Vancouver

Great Budget Eats In Vancouver

The fresh Pacific salmon, amazing sushi, abundance of fresh produce and array of international cuisine make Vancouver a fantastic destination for foodies. As a backpacker on a tight budget, I was always on the look out for cheap places to eat….

Lost Lake, Whistler

Mountains and Lakes – Whistler – British Columbia

Out of countless beautiful locations I visited in Canada, the ski resort of Whistler in British Columbia, just a couple of hours’ bus ride away from Vancouver, stood out with its stunning mountain scenery and spectacular lakes. This was one…

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden In Vancouver

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden In Vancouver

A tranquil spot to visit in Vancouver is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Modelled on the traditional design of a scholar’s garden from 15th Century China, during the Ming Dynasty, this stunning space features different elements that create a…

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Am I Too Old To Go Travelling?

Before deciding to go travelling in Canada, I was riddled with insecurities about being too old for backpacking. What is the best age to go travelling? Is 28 a good age to go backpacking? Am I too old for long-term…

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Hiking at Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park

My last day in Banff National Park was by no means the least. I’d met a couple of Brits that were heading to my next destination, Calgary, and kindly offered to give me a lift. They were stopping off for a…

A Gelato Affair In Vancouver

I fell in love in Vancouver… with gelato! There’s this little place called Bella Gelateria near Canada Place on the waterfront that makes the most beautiful gelato I’ve ever tasted. It’s beyond delicious. I was there almost every day ordering…

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Escaping from a Nightmare Basement to a Posh Hotel

Wrapped in a white fluffy dressing down, fresh from a long luxurious shower, I wandered into the bedroom and admired the king size bed that was sumptuously layered with cushions. Then I moved into the spacious office room where a…

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Cats Rule but the Dogs in Canada were Cute

I’m definitely a cat woman. Not in the sense that I’d pull off donning skin-tight leather like Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry (ahem, that would not be pretty!). I just like those fluffy little creatures that spend 90 per cent…