You can’t truly comprehend how huge Ontario is until you’ve ridden for 10 hours on a train…and are in still in Ontario. It’s amazing to think that in Europe, I would have passed through any number of counties in that amount of time. We are incredibly lucky to have acres of pristine wilderness. This summer, one of my Ontario bucket list dreams came true, and I was able to ride the magical Agawa Canyon Tour Train!
Being in Sault Ste Marie alone was a big deal for me- it was the furthest north that I’ve ever been in Ontario. I was about to travel even further- the train takes you 114 miles away from Sault Ste Marie.
I’m so very excited to tell you all that I’m going to be attending the Québec Winter Carnival next month! The Québec Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world and runs from February 1st to February 17. I’ve been dying to go to this event ever since we used to have mini Carnivals and sing the Bonhomme song in elementary school. (anyone?).
So, what is the Winter Carnival? The Carnival got it’s roots from the beginning of Canada’s French colony, when people would get together with friends and family before Lent to drink, eat and have an all around good time.
I can’t wait to visit the Ice Palace, eat beaver tails, see ice carving and watch the Night Parade!
Are you thinking of attending? You should! Check out the activities and where to stay.
Check back next month to follow me on my winter adventure!
Prague is gorgeous! Everywhere you turn, there is something new and fantastic (like a castle! No biggie.). It’s beautiful! More on this later. But for now, here are some photos!
While we were in Florence, we took a day out to visit Pisa! We took a local train, and it was only half an hour away. It was about a 10 minute walk (in blazing, blazing heat!) from the station. We were prepared and had ordered our tickets online months in advance. This way, we got to avoid the (long) lines!
Climbing the tower was a little tricky because it was so narrow! The higher you got, the more narrow it became. Luckily, it was pretty cool in the tower with its stone walls, so it wasn’t that hot. The view was worth it!!
In Montmartre, Paris, there is a wall of love. The wall is covered in “I love you,”s in hundreds of languages. The I love you wall is the brainchild of Frederic Baron. He went around collecting over a thousand I love yous by asking people to write it down. When they did, he would note where they were from and what language it was in.
The wall of love is in beautiful Montmartre, Paris. During my brief visit there, I saw couples from around the world posing with the wall. I myself am guilty of taking a few cheesy shots. What’s not to love about a wall of love? The wall is located in the Jehan Rictus garden, on the place des Abbesses in Montmartre.
It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I was half way around the world in Egypt during the revolution. It was truly a life changing, once in a life time trip. I was so very glad to return home…but part of me is missing that perfect weather…and camels. My trip took me sailing down the Nile, through Aswan, Giza, Cairo and left us stranded in Luxor. Finally returning home, we stopped off England. I just thought I’d post some pictures to remember the journey! If you would like to see some more pictures and a somewhat more detailed description visit my now defunct travel blog.