Day 4: From Tokyo Station we took a short cab ride to our hotel, the Daichi Hotel Annex. For the afternoon we decided to take the metro to Akihabara, which was a lot of fun. All the signs and sounds are a bit of an overload to the senses! Continue reading “Japan Part 2: Tokyo”
Day 1: After a very long 24 hours of travelling (getting here from Montreal involved an overnight connection in LAS and 2 hours in HNL), we (the family!) landed at LIH at 3:15 pm. We picked up our rental car and went straight to Walmart Continue reading “Trip Report Hawaii, Part 1: Kauai”
This past June I had to go to a conference in Halifax. But instead of booking a simple return ticket, I used Aeroplan points, which let you make one free stopover on domestic trips. Even better, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are considered “short-hauls” from Quebec – so it only cost us 15k Aeroplan Points each (+$150 taxes) to fly to both Newfoundland and Halifax. Continue reading “Trip Report: 4 Days in Newfoundland”
Most Montrealers don’t realize that one of the most beautiful National Parks in the USA (and the only one in the Northeast) is only a (7 hour) drive away! It’s an amazing place with many hikes (long and short), a long, rugged coastline, scenic drives, wildlife, and the perfect sunsets and sunrises.
Bar Harbor, the town just outside the National Park, is also great. Continue reading “Acadia National Park – A Photo Trip Report”
We went back to the guesthouse, loaded our car, and sadly said goodbye to Cochem. It took us about 2.5 hours to get to Eindhoven (the Germans drive fast enough to make it in minutes), where a friend of my girlfriend lives. He gave us a tour of the city and we got good Arab food at the Saturday market. Afterwards we drove to Amsterdam, Continue reading “Europe Part 5: Amsterdam”