TOBERMORY, ONTARIO RECAP
Sleep during the night was quite impossible. Being in such a beautiful town, I could not wait to explore Tobermory even more. The intense feeling of wanting to be out there exploring, made me feel restless during the night. I was craving for more adventures thus could not wait to begin the next day.
We woke up around four-in-the-morning, as per usual, got ready, and began our drive into Wiarton, once again. As the closest Tim Horton’s was located in the small town, we decided to grab our breakfast on-the-go before making our way up to Cyprus Lake. (Yes, us Canadians need our Timmie’s in the morning!) Since we were not able to enter the park the previous day, we decided to leave earlier to get a parking spot before it filled up. Continue reading “TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART TWO”
TOBERMORY, ONTARIO RECAP
Before I begin my recap, I want to apologize for the absence on my blog. I try my best to update as much as I can but with work and school coming up, I feel like my days are getting shorter and school is approaching faster than I expected. With that, I have a little exciting news to share with all of you darling readers! First, I surpassed my 50 followers milestone on WordPress which does not seem like a big deal, I know, but having started this blog last year with the mindset that I was going to fail as a blogger, this is a tiny celebratory moment for me! Second, I was offered a Contributing Position which I’m a little nervous and excited about, but I will go into more details in a separate post. Anyhow, since my work schedule is a little more flexible now, I finally have time to update my blog! Yay! So without further ado, here is my recap on Tobermory, Ontario. Continue reading “TOBERMORY, ONTARIO PART ONE”
Travelling is what I like to call taking the scenic route through life. Filled with pleasant views, nice sceneries, and new experiences, it’s the path many of us should always take. I believe the purpose of life is more than just sitting at our nine to five job. From the rut of our profoundly busy life, travelling fills that empty void. A void that needs a little more than what we do on a daily basis.
Exploring new places, meeting new people, and trying new food is the scenic route through life. If you have ever driven through a scenic highway, you become so drawn to the beautiful scenery that you begin to reflect on how beautiful the world is. Parallel to that is travelling. As you travel and experience beautiful parts of our world, you begin to reflect on how wonderful life really is. You are experiencing things outside of your comfort zone, seeing beautiful places with your own eyes, and discovering yourself. You become infatuated with our world and fall deeply in love with your life. That right there, is the beauty of travelling and for that reason, I like to refer travelling the scenic route through life. Continue reading “TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE THROUGH LIFE”
It’s often so easy in our culture and society to put up walls, to let ourselves harden in order to protect ourselves from the intensity of our day to day lives – Duncan Parviainen
From the moment we wake up to the time we come home from work, we are constantly on the go. Living in a fast-paced world, we can all agree that life is never on pause- not even for a second. Whether it be going to work, school, or traveling afar, we tend to build up stress and tension into our lives and too often, bring it home with us. On a personal level, I will admit, I accumulate a lot of stress and tension into my body every day. Living in a constant state of urgency, I tend to forget to relax and enjoy my life; thus always coming home and heading straight to bed. Continue reading “RESTORE, REFRESH, AND REJUVENATE”
Come May 2017, I will be embarking on a mission. A mission I’ve been longing to complete since ninth grade. A mission that will forever and I mean forever change my life. A mission to volunteer and dedicate not only my time, but my life to create change. A mission to empower youth across the globe. A mission to volunteer and help those who need it the most. A mission to give the same advantages I’ve received from the minute I was born. A mission to give back to my world. Continue reading “EMBARKING ON A MISSION TO AFRICA”
It took us about an hour to an hour and a half to get to East London. Before heading to our hotel in Heathrow, we made our way to Central London for dinner. Mesmerized by the buildings and lights, I was anxiously waiting to get off the bus and explore. London was definitely the most fanciest and cleanest city I’ve ever been too. Aside from my horrendous outfit choices in Grade 12, the luxury of the city made me feel like I wasn’t in place, let alone, afford to be in the city! Continue reading “LONDON, ENGLAND”
The following morning after our adventure at Vimy, Yprés, and Lille, we drove to Calais to board the ferry to Dover. It was a very exciting but busy morning, as we had to pass through customs and unload the bus with all of our luggages. Aside from the excitement of going to England, it was also a sad morning as we had to say goodbye to one of the most talented bus drivers we’ve ever had on the trip. Continue reading “CANTERBURY, ENGLAND”
Belgium! Belgium was a surprise as it was unexpected during my trip in Europe. After Vimy, we traveled to the little cheery town of Ypres, a once devastated town located in the Flemish Region of West Flanders. As the centre of the battles between Germany and the Allied Forces during World War 1, Ypres, also known as Ieper, has blossomed into the most beautiful town I’ve ever seen. Upon arriving, I was fascinated with how huge the In Flanders Field Museum was and how it took up half of the square we were in. Unfortunately, I was not able to visit the museum as it was not part of the itinerary. Continue reading “YPRÉS, BELGIUM”
We woke up pretty early, got ready, packed up, and headed for breakfast. The breakfast was complimentary and buffet-styled so we were able to choose what we wanted. Compared to my Parisian breakfast back in Paris, the breakfast was almost the same except for the croissant and the cheese. The cheese was not fresh, as it was packaged, and the croissant just didn’t have that same Parisian taste. As we were eating, we were intrigued with stories from some people in our group about the hotel. Apparently, in some of the rooms, there were bedbugs and dead insects under the beds, so some girls had to sleep in the bathroom. I felt really bad but I was lucky that I didn’t have go through that. Once we all ate to our heart’s content, we checked out, loaded the bus with our luggage, and made our way to learn about the tragic Dieppe Raid in 1942. Continue reading “DIEPPE, FRANCE”