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Never being one to give up exploring, we scheduled ourselves a few days in Doha, Qatar. Who knows? You never know when you will make it back somewhere and having a ticket that started and ended in the country seemed like the perfect excuse to take in some of the city. Indeed, we found Qatar to be an interesting place to spend some time in that didn’t have all the shiny glitz… Read More

This is the second part of our time in Barcelona, Spain. For the first part, please see Exploring Barrio La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain Our efforts today were to see many of the architecture sights created and inspired by Gaudi. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on… Read More

Thanks to Madrid’s location in the middle of the country, there are quite a few day tripping opportunities available to travellers. During our trip, we decided to take in a day trip to Salamanca, Spain. The city of Salamanca is known for its large student population, but more importantly, its’ historic Playa Mayor. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and… Read More

A visit to Bangkok, Thailand is such a bizarre collision of traditional history, new school contemporary, and plain outrageous odd ball activities and behaviours. A visit here can consist of historic sights, temples or modern day debauchery. I don’t think that there are many cities on the globe that can offer this amount of diversity in any modern day adult sightseeing visit. These are the sights that we saw in our thirty… Read More

The Great Wall of China is a must see on any international travellers list of sights to see. Our visit today took us to the less visited portion of the wall at Miytanyu. The wall was almost completely deserted, which was a stark contrast from the more frequently visited wall at Balang. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain…. Read More

A visit to Beijing, China provides the opportunity to glimpse into one of the worlds greatest historic cities. Sightseeing here is some work, but if you put the effort in, you’ll be well rewarded with what you find. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on how… Read More

The twin cities of Valparaíso and Vina Del Mar had always escaped me on my travels through Chile. I was happy to get the opportunity to scratch a little under the surface by exploring these two historic places of significance to Chile’s naval military. This post is one chapter in our trip to Peru and Chile via Air Canada Executive First (Business Class). This trip was booked using Air Canada e-upgrades to… Read More

The highlight of South America was exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu. Despite it being a popular tourist attraction, it’s still worth an extended visit on any trip through South America. This post is one chapter in our trip to Peru and Chile via Air Canada Executive First (Business Class). This trip was booked using Air Canada e-upgrades to upgrade into Air Canada International Executive First class. For more information on how… Read More

Attraction Visit: Shwedagon Paya, Yangon, Myanmar “The Shwedagon Paya is the main event in Yangon. It’s beautiful colours of gold sparkle under the warm sun. Plan to spend several hours visiting here. Sunset photographers will be generously rewarded.” Our next day brought rain showers but we managed to make it out to the main event: the Shwedagon Paya. The dome here is the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar and the stupa… Read More

City Visit: Marrakech, Morocco – Part II We had a leisurely wake up this morning and took in breakfast. Since this was an actual holiday, we ended up relaxing on the roof top of the riad for the start of the second day and enjoying all the heat that North Africa had to offer. A walking tour of Marrakech, Morocco: In the early afternoon, after the heat of the day had passed,… Read More