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Pie is awesome, Pai sucks.

Pie is awesome, Pai sucks.

I know I’m not the first one to bash Pai. I am now, also certain, I won’t be the last. So much about this place is artificial. So what is it that put me off almost instantly from this place? Why are people trying so hard to be hippies? If you are a hippie that’s […]

Hong King Kong

Hong King Kong

I had no reason to come to Hong Kong. Zero. Other than some old (awesome) Jackie Chan movies I barely knew anything about it. It was a British something or other right? Well, the reason I stopped there in the first place was to just break up part of the flight on the way to […]

Istanbul’s Not So Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Not So Grand Bazaar

Istanbul, circa 17th century. The Ottoman empire rules the trade route between Asia and Europe. The Grand bazaar roof covers 3000+ shops connected by 67 roads, several mosques, Hamams and other daily merchant necessities. The appearance of arguing between vendors is simply polite negotiation. Random trinkets and textiles being thrown in your face “you buy! […]

MIG-29 Flight Part 2 – Manoeuvres

MIG-29 Flight Part 2 – Manoeuvres

Back at only 4,000 feet my stomach settles and Alexander asks if I’m ready. “ready a long time ago!” I replied. Okay, he says, “We will start with some light G force manoeuvres then go more”. Pulling only about 3Gs in wide turns, the force is ample, I can feel my suit tighten as the […]

St. Petersburg in Photos

St. Petersburg in Photos

The city is stunning no wonder Russian Royalty called it home.  

To Russia with Love

To Russia with Love

Hello All, it’s been a while since my last post. That’s mostly due to enjoying the short summer we get here in Canada. I’ve also been in the planning stages for another jaunt AND GUESS WHAT? I’m off to Russia! A few facts about Russia: The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world […]

Istanbul Not Constantinople

Istanbul Not Constantinople

  “Sit” the elderly man said in Turkish. I mean, that must be what he said. I looked at him, somewhat confused, as it was a sound I had never heard before. He repeated, and gestured to the seat next to him. Ah, sign language, truly the most international language of them all. I smiled […]

Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia – In Pictures

Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia – In Pictures

I wanted to share a few more photos of me floating in the sky. Enjoy!    

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

After feeling the worst I’ve felt in recent memory, the food poisoning finally started to wear off. I felt like I could walk and actually eat something though I had no appetite. We cancelled our Cappadocia balloon ride the previous day and really didn’t want to do it again. I put on a brave face […]

Cappadocia – The Green Tour

Cappadocia – The Green Tour

There seems to be two dominant tours to do in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. The red tour, which will take your north with the first stop being the Goreme open air museum and ending with activities in Ürgüp for approx 100TL. Stops vary by tour operator but, generally, if your base is Goreme, you’re […]

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