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Orcas, Seals and Sasquatch?  Posted on 08/26/2014
It was only when we were on the forest trail in Squamish that I noticed the signs about Sasquatch. Apparently I was hiking in the valley where he is rumoured to live, and so there were signs providing information and histories of...
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Sea Plane to Gabriola Island  Posted on 08/21/2014
I left Vancouver as the co-pilot on a sea plane – just in case I was needed… and skidded down 15 minutes later in the harbour of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island in a wash of sea water as the plane taxied in to the...
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Vancouver & Culture Shock  Posted on 08/18/2014
I left for the Mexico City airport at 3am, taxiing through a downpour to the airport, sitting in the front with my bag on my lap and hoping I had remembered all my stuff. It felt weird to think this would be the last time I would be in...
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Vancouver & Culture Shock  Posted on 08/17/2014
I left for the Mexico City airport at 3am, taxiing through a downpour to the airport, sitting in the front with my bag on my lap and hoping I had remembered all my stuff. It felt weird to think this would be the last time I would be in...
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Leaving Oaxaca  Posted on 08/10/2014
So, its my last day here in Oaxaca. I love love love travel, but the downside of it is that there are always so many goodbyes. I have had a ball here for almost a year, met some fantastic people, done some amazing stuff, caught unusual...
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Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words  Posted on 08/02/2014
Angela, at 54 years old, now owns her first ever family photograph. It is displayed in pride of place in her home on the family altar, below her picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She plans to send copies to her sister who lives in Mexico...
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Travel Tips for Visiting Havana  Posted on 07/26/2014
For me, Cuba is one of those countries that are endlessly fascinating. History that is still occurring on a daily basis; the resilience and friendliness of Cubans, the natural beauty of the island and of course, the all-pervasive music and...
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Gearing Up For Guelaguetza  Posted on 07/16/2014
Monday is the start of the 82nd Guelaguetza (Zapotec meaning “to share”) here in Oaxaca. This festival is probably the most popular in the jam-packed Oaxacan calendar of events and brings thousands of people from all over the...
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Danza de la Pluma  Posted on 07/09/2014
This week sees the week-long annual town party of Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec community 30 minutes from Oaxaca. Teotitlan has a very rich and well-preserved history, and this week they celebrate their town and their church in la...
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Vedado, Habana  Posted on 07/05/2014
Imagine a suburb full of stately houses, large gardens, blooming gardenias, wrought iron fences and balconies from which to gaze at the ocean. People driving down wide avenues in fat-tired pastel-coloured convertibles, others are sipping...
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  • austinarthur
    austinarthur 27 February 2014 18:29:22

    It's very rewarding volunteering in Mexico!

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