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Singapore

June 17, 2019

After a week in Indonesia  we went back to Singapore, a beautiful city state. Its is so clean and organized a bit too sterile IMHO.The culture is mostly Malay, Indian and chinese.  We stayed at the Marina bay Sands which was a treat as it is walking distance to the biggest  tourist attraction,Gardens by the bay. I got a chance to see  the Singapore history museum, which was great, the science museum was a lot underwhelming especially  for $34/ticket. There…

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Cempedak + Bintan Islands, Indonesia

June 17, 2019

We visited the beautiful Cempedak and Bintan Islands  in Indonesia,just a short 1 hr ferry ride from Singapore. Cempedak Island: A beautiful private island  about 2 hrs from Singapore. 1 hr  ferry from Singapore to Bintan Island, 1 hrs ride in private car  across Bintan and lastly 30min fast boat ride in arranged by hotel to Cempedak. There is 20 private villas (each with private plunge pool), 3 bars and 1 restaurant on this eco-luxury resort. The food is absolutely…

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Girls Trip in The Bahamas

March 4, 2019

Long ass winter in Montreal, so my girls and I opted for a long weekend in the Bahamas. We planned the trip last minute hence all the adults only hotels were booked up. We stayed at the Atlantis, cute place nice beaches but way to many kids. Their sister resort The Cove is adults only and much more modern and some amenities are shared, so that’s cool. If you are ever in Nassau and want adult only  resort SLS Baha…

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British Columbia// Vancouver & Tofino

November 23, 2018

Another trip to beautiful British  Columbia, we were here for business and pleasure but mostly pleasure. An easy 5 Hr  flight from Montreal to Vancouver, then a 2 hrs ferry ride to Nanaimo, then another 3hrs drive winding through mountains and we were in Tofino, our destination. Tofino is a small Pacific surf town on the westside of Vancouver Island right next to the Pacific Rim National park reserve. It took half a day just to get from Vancouver airport to…

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British Columbia Wine Country// Kelowna

August 4, 2018

After spending time in the Canadian Rockies, we drove 6hrs west to Kelowna, BC. A beautiful town in the Okanagan valley with a microclimate perfect for wineries. We spent 3 days here at the Delta Grand Okanagan hotel overlooking the lake while unfolding for some true R&R. Our days were filled with lake activities: kayaking, jet skiing, pedal boating and just lying by the beach sipping cocktails with a good book in hand. On the second day of the trip…

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Canadian Rockies// Banff and Jasper National Park

August 2, 2018

Visiting the Canadian Rockies has always been on my bucket list. Well I guess me and 900 gazillion other people and I now know why. This place is utterly breathtaking. We had an easy 4hr direct flight from Montreal to Calgary and then got a rental and drove west straight into the mountains. On our first night we stayed in Canmore, a quintessentially Rockies town just a half hr south of Banff. We couldn’t find a hotel right in Banff…

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Charlevoix

June 28, 2018

We had yet another beautiful weekend getaway in the scenic gulf of  Saint Lawrence just 4 hours northeast of Montreal. The region is mostly known for the scenic ski slopes at Le Massif  but there is so much to do here over the summer. Aah where do I start:). Sea kayaking, hiking, horse back riding, paddle boarding, whale watching, it’s outdoor activities heaven. We drove from Montreal to Quebec City along a boring highway, but from Quebec City all the…

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Quebec City

January 16, 2018

So we decided to go to Quebec City for our first trip of 2018. The drive was thankfully not too long – a bit under three hours from Montreal – because it’s a bit of a boring drive, nothing scenic. It seemed shorter to me as I got to nap most of the way :-). We spent two days and one night here, a quick weekend getaway, but it was worth it and very beautiful. The city of Quebec is…

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TANZANIA YANGU // MY TANZANIA

December 5, 2017

So this is my story, up close, personal and under the magnifying glass. I left home just before I turned 20 to attend college in America. It was a  very emotional event for me and my family, a young and naive lil’ girl  going to a far away land alone. My parents were very hesitant about this decision but supported me anyways and I will forever be grateful to them. Living in America was a huge culture shock in the…

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Under the Arabian sun //Abu Dhabi & Dubai

November 27, 2017

This November we spent a week in the Emirates and  I must say, this trip was a definitely one for several books. After a long 13hrs flight from Montreal via Frankfurt we arrived in Abu Dhabi in style. We were met at the gate by our hotel concierge  who wisked us through customs and then put us into a BMW 740i with our driver for the trip to the hotel. I thought “HOLLYY COWW” as we pulled into our hotel,…

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