In May of 2018, I was invited on a 17-hour road trip from southern Ontario to Beresford, New Brunswick by my friend Sam. In order to help pass the time, and in an effort to remember the experience I posted a story on my snapchat account every hour of the car ride, plus a little extra. What follows are the pictures documenting the journey:
When you arrive at your hotel, the staff handle your passports and credit cards like a newborn baby. Every time you enter a café, restaurant, or store you’re greeted like royalty. The service you receive in Japan is bar-none the best I’ve ever had in all of my travels, and nothing but the best is accepted by those who serve you. The Japanese see it as a pleasure, not an obligation to give you the best experience possible.
The Cup and Saucer trail is a 14 kilometer hiking trail located on Manitoulin Island, just west of Little Current, Ontario. It navigates an extension of the of the Niagara Escarpment, and features 70-meter sheer cliffs, large forested areas, narrow rock-lined footpaths, and several awe-inspiring lookouts over the island’s many lakes, including the largest lake on an island on a lake in the world, Lake Manitou.
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SAU·DA·DES (NOUN): a Portuguese term that describes the feeling of yearning, melancholy, or nostalgia towards something or someone. If you’re like me, the mundane nine-to-five lifestyle fills every square-inch of your body with dread. You wake up, get dressed, go to work, slave away,… Continue Reading “What is Saudades, and Why Am I Trying to Find It?”
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Have you ever been so bored that you decided to go on an impromptu coffee run to Niagara Falls at 10 o’clock at night? Well I have. Welcome to life in boring southern Ontario. It’s not uncommon for myself, and my friends Sam and… Continue Reading “Coffee Run: Niagara Falls”