Cidade Maravilhosa – is quite possibly the most accurate description of Rio de Janeiro, where the marvels manifest themselves at every turn of your head. Set in a surreal location, this gigantic hustle-bustle Brazilian epicentre is the perfect marriage between nature and urban sprawl, green and concrete and glitz and ghetto. There are islands that go […]Read more "Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [GIG]"
#throwbacktrip #brazilseries kickoff Itacaré is a destination that comes to you by word-of-mouth, most likely from some long-term semi-learned backpacker you’ll cross in a hostel lobby over morning coffee. A remote Brazilian surf town where life is slow, days are run by the sun and the waves, and beach crabs roam the streets at night […]Read more "Itacaré, Brazil [IOS]"
Notorious party strip possibly only less sinful that Sin City herself, South Beach is a place for sun, siesta and sundown madness. Its north-meets-sur laid back attitude combines with just enough glitz to keep you coming back in your 6 inch heels. At least I keep coming, anyway. And there is something for all sabors… […]Read more "Miami, FL [MIA]"
Markets are to be discovered in this grid of a town. We took a walk along College Street just west of Yonge in search of Kensington Market. Hidden in the little streets that so starkly contrast with Spadina and Dundas, you need to know where it is to be able to find it. The bicycle […]Read more "Toronto, ON [YTZ]"
For the avid natural world wonder seeker, Niagara Falls is a must-see spot just a hop away from Toronto or Buffalo. It’s impressive, loud, and you can get pretty close to the powerful liquid forces aboard the famous Maid of the Mist, or even go behind the falls if you like, and all that Jazz. […]Read more "Niagara Falls, ON [IAG]"
Toronto is the complete opposite of Montreal. It’s big, expansive, English, and crawling with Leafs’ fans that have finally seen their team make it to the playoffs. Well, the first round. The skyscrapers are higher than the ones back home. The supermarkets are bigger. The streets are wider. The Starbucks, more numerous. So where do […]Read more "Toronto, ON [YYZ]"
Opening the front door made me realize the last (fingers crossed) snowstorm had quickly melted away, but the grey sky lingered. I need a walk before my night shift calls me back to within those walls, so I head over to the Main, and walk down to Prince-Arthur, and walk back and duck in at […]Read more "Montréal, QC [YUL]"