On the road again

On the last day of my 2012 holiday in Canada, I did a tour through the beautiful and majestic Banff N.P. in Alberta. There were only three tourists on the tour, a Taiwanese couple (who had never seen snow before) and myself. The tour guide was a bit weird, but he did show us amazingContinue reading “On the road again”

Hostelling series: experiences

Some people can’t stand the thought of sharing a room with some random stranger, other people love staying in hostels. When I travel, I mostly stay in hostels. It’s generally cheaper and it’s a great way to meet other people. I’ve had great experiences and not so great experiences (like everyone, I’m sure). Sometimes it’sContinue reading “Hostelling series: experiences”

Near Bow Falls, Banff

Although I’ve seen very little of Canada (so far), what I did see was beautiful! I definetly want to see heaps more! 🙂 Banff N.P. in Alberta is a beautiful area and I highly recommend a visit. When I went to Banff, the town, I did some light hiking along the Bow river. As I walkedContinue reading “Near Bow Falls, Banff”

Evening stroll

On my trip to Canada in 2012, I stayed in Downtown Vancouver. One day I went on a whale watching tour that left from Granite Island. The stop for the water taxi was quite close to my hostel, so it was an easy walk down there. After a full day on the water seeing orcas,Continue reading “Evening stroll”

The Bucket List

A bucket list is a list of things someone wants to do before they die a.k.a. before they ‘kick the bucket’. Life can pass by so quickly and before we know it, we’re old and full of regrets. It’s so easy to get swallowed by the treadmill of life where you work, eat, sleep, pay bills andContinue reading “The Bucket List”

A postcard from Alberta

When I was a teenager I received a postcard of Lake Louise from my Dutch-Canadian friend. She grew up in the area and was visiting family that summer. I loved the card of the turquoise lake, the mountains behind it and the huge hotel in front. Must be a nice view from those rooms! ForContinue reading “A postcard from Alberta”


Vancouver, probably my favourite big city in a foreign country! I was here towards the end of April in 2012. The first couple of days were very sunny, so people urged me to get out and about. Since Vancouver is also known as ‘Raincouver’, I happily obliged and explored this amazing city! I took thisContinue reading “Vangroovy”

Mountain goat

On the last day of my 2012 holiday to Canada, I went to Banff N.P. I booked a very small scale tour and the guide took a couple and myself on an extensive trip through this amazing area! On our way to Lake Minnewanka we saw a few mountain goats by the side of theContinue reading “Mountain goat”