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Gluten-Free in Paris

While I was in Madagascar, I was having trouble eating gluten. I had cut it out for a few months prior to my trip due to some ongoing digestion issues. After La Réunion and Madagascar, I decided to go gluten-free in Paris to make things […]

La Réunion: A touch of France in the Indian Ocean

La Réunion: A touch of France in the Indian Ocean

There is an English saying, “you can’t see the forest of the trees”. It means, you’re so caught up in the details that you can’t see the big picture. With La Réunion, it’s actually the opposite. The landscapes are so lush and green that you […]

People of Madagascar

People of Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, so cameras are not very common there. Most people were very open to getting their pics snapped and the kids loved seeing their photos on my screen. I wish I had brought a photo printer […]

Madagascar the Magnificent

Madagascar the Magnificent

Madagascar had long been a bucket destination of mine since I dreamed of seeing a baobab tree. The trees live on asteroid B 612 in The Little Prince, my favourite book. After finding myself funemployed, I decided to venture to my most inaccessible dream destination […]

Travelling in a connected world

Travelling in a connected world

Technology today vs. yesteryear Technology has a way of aging you. Do you remember rotary phones, vinyl players, tube TVs, the walkman, and dial-up modems? I certainly do! I don’t remember the Gramophone, the Victrola, 8mm video or the Commodore 64 though. You can surmise my age range from […]

Packing for Madagascar, La Réunion and France

Packing for Madagascar, La Réunion and France

Packing for a trip with different climates and vibes has been a challenge. It’s been a while, too, since I’ve done any sort of backpacking or adventure travel so I have almost forgotten what it’s like to pack for it. Madagascar and La Réunion will […]

Continued…Planning La Réunion…

Continued…Planning La Réunion…

As mentioned in my previous post, La Réunion has proven to be a very difficult destination to plan, especially as a native English speaker and non-driver. I have finally solidified my plans. I’d prefer to have more flexibility, but with limited information and infrastructure, settling on […]

Planning La Réunion…to be continued

Planning La Réunion…to be continued

Sometime, somehow, I stumbled upon a picture of La Réunion and I decided that I needed to go there. The landscape seemed surreal, jurassic, and lush. This was years ago and my dream is finally coming to fruition since I will be going there in […]

Climbing Moab

Climbing Moab

I started rock climbing a few years ago and one thing that I’ve wanted to do since is a vacation that incorporates some outdoor climbing. Moab seemed like the perfect destination for this and so I did a half-day rock climbing trip with Red River […]

Planning my next trip…to the Indian ocean!

Planning my next trip…to the Indian ocean!

Back in 2013, I wrote a list of my dream destinations. I’ve been fortunate to tackle a couple of items on the list, Copenhagen and Sweden in 2014, and in about a month, I’ll be visiting a few of the more remote places. As I mentioned in […]