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May 2013


July 29, 2013

sunny 28 °C

After a busy couple of weeks travelling I have concluded my visit to South America. I ended my visits on a good note in Trinidad and Tobago. I travelled about 376 km from St. Lucia to Port of Spain On a short, direct 1 hour plane ride that cost on $135. I stayed two nights in Port of Spain on the Trinidad Island. In POS I went to the popular tourist destination of Maracas Bay/Waterfall. This popular destination is home of a beautiful beach and scenic rain forest; waterfall included.

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The beach and Me by the waterfall!

I also ate at a yummy restaurant that served local cuisine with fresh products!! It was so cute and decorated with local art, some of which you could purchase. The restaurant is called Veni Mange.
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For the next two nights I took a short 25 minute, 115 km plane ride to the smaller island of Tobago. The flight was really cheap too, only $50! I rented a car for the day and took a mini road trip in Tobago. It was strange driving on the lefthand side of the road, but I went to so many places. First was Englishman's Bay, which is an uncrowded beach with a small cafe close by. Then i went to Bloody and Argyle Falls where I did some hiking.


Englishman's Bay


Argyle Falls

See ya soon folks!!!

Posted by mayals 18:25 Archived in Trinidad and Tobago Tagged me food road_trip beach beautiful waterfall trinidad palm_tree tobago Comments (0)


July 24, 2013

sunny 28 °C

Ahhh Castries, St. Lucia.... It is stunning! I am currently 4 days in to my 5 day trip to this beautiful island. Although there was a 23 hour and 20 minute flight from costa rica to here (about a 17 hour layover in Miami), the two countries I've stayed at are only about 2700 km apart. It was also pricey, about $650, but totally worth it.. Luckily the time is the same as at home so I had no problem adjusting!

In St. Lucia it was a must to visit the breathtaking beaches. I went to Malabar beach which had golden sand and there weren't many tourists which was nice. It was also close to popular areas to shop and dine. I wanted to eat with the locals and found a cute beach bar called Spinnakers, where fresh seafood, especially shrimp, was brought in daily.


This is the seafood platter I got at Spinnakers


Malabar Beach

I must go, because I have a flight early in the morning tomorrow. Unfortunately this means I can't explore tomorrow, but it also means I get to my next destination!!! I can't WAIT :)

Posted by mayals 20:05 Archived in Saint Lucia Tagged beaches landscape travel beautiful bar sunny shrimp Comments (0)

Finally Here~

July 20, 2013

semi-overcast 26 °C

The first of the three regions I'm travelling to is South America and I finally arrived at my first destination..... COSTA RICA! After spending $243, travelling 3722 km and exactly 7 hours from the Toronto Pearson to the Costa Rica Liberia airport with a 1 hr and 10 minute stop in Miami I was exhausted. Luckily there is only a small time difference (CET - 2 hours behind EST) and it was already night time so I got a good nights rest for the exciting 5 days to come.

One of my favourite places to visit here was the Tenorio Volcano National Park where there are trails, geysers, springs and obviously the volcano.


This is the Rio Celeste (literally meaning sky blue river) at the Tenorio Park.
In one of the rivers I even went river rafting, it was awesome!!

Another activity I enjoyed was the " safari float tour" at the Corobici River. It was surrounded by a lush jungle and wildlife. This was an excellent way of experiencing eco tourism as the guide on the raft provided information on the different plants and animals we saw and even history of the island! I spotted monkeys and iguanas all over the place!!!


I also went on the cultural tour of the town Liberia, it was great! I have to get ready for my next flight now.

(You can't see me, but I'm in the boat furthest away)


one of the creatures on the float tour!

Stay posted for more information on the BEST TRIP EVER. Xo

Posted by mayals 20:02 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged me animals volcano tree river jungle beautiful wild party tropical tour float_tour Comments (1)

Bags Are Packed!

July 12, 2013

It's finally happening; I'm going on my dream trip around the world and I leave tomorrow! After years of hard work and planning the time has finally come. On this blog I'll be sharing pictures and stories of my adventures to South America, Western Europe and Asia. Stay tuned for many fascinating stories to come!



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