• Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Part 2

    The Rest of London For any large city the size of London, there’s weeks and months that you could spend here and never see everything. We only had four days here and the first day was kind of a write-off given how tired we all were. Nonetheless, we all had…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Part 1

    The Rigours of Travel For people who say “getting there is half the fun” have never traveled by air. Traveling anywhere of sufficient distance is an energy-draining exercise. As my blog title has given away, we’re in London right now, having arrived here yesterday afternoon. I can say with absolute…

  • Barb and Baden’s Newfoundland Adventure – Part 2

    The Locals Before we even came to Newfoundland we had heard from numerous sources that the locals were extremely friendly and loved to talk to strangers. We weren’t sure how much of this was true and how much was urban legend. Being in Newfoundland for just 4 days we can…

  • Barb and Baden’s Newfoundland Adventure – Part 1

    It was 10 years ago when we were last in Halifax. At that time we had landed here to start a multi-week driving trip through four provinces before returning home. That trip still stands out in our memories as some of the most spectacular sights in our own country. But…

  • Barb and Baden’s India Adventure – Final

    Final Destination By Friday morning we once again packed up and the driver that we had hired here in Kochi drove us to our last destination of Munnar, about 130 kilometres away. I felt kind of sad to leave our hotel in Kochi as it definitely stood out for me…

  • Barb and Baden’s India Adventure – Part 5

    As I was writing the final chapter of our India Adventure, I started to feel that it was getting quite long so I broke it up into two sections, this being the first. The Park It was really cold. It’s what I remember the most. We were sitting in the…

  • Barb and Baden’s India Adventure – Part 4

    The Food Let me start out by saying that Barb and I love Indian food. When we were planning the trip we expected that we were going to experience a far greater variety of dishes from various regions of India and so far that has been correct. We have had…

  • Barb and Baden’s India Adventure – Part 3

    Catching Up Although I last posted Part 2 of our India Adventure yesterday, so much has happened in the past day that I want to write about. I’m writing most of this section at about 6 AM on Monday morning. I find that this is the best time for me…

  • Barb and Baden’s India Adventure – Part 2

    A sign at the Delhi airport showing the start of Dawali. Seen when we first arrived in India.Late Night When Barb and I were planning this trip we realized that getting to India from Vancouver was going to be a gruelling couple of days of travel. Sidebar: we’ve heard rumours…