American Falls

Why it is worth visiting the American side of the Niagara Falls

It’s a well known fact that the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls is far better than the American, but when we had to cross the border to activate our second work permits we decided to see what the other side had to offer. First off, crossing Rainbow Bridge by foot into the States is really easy, just make sure you have your passport and 2 … Continue reading Why it is worth visiting the American side of the Niagara Falls

A long weekend in Chicago: Part 1

A long weekend in Chicago: Part 1

Exploring the Windy City’s parks and architecture When you live in Europe, one of the cool things is that you are never more than a train ride or short flight away from exploring a new city over a long weekend. Now that we are living in North America we can now have long weekends exploring a new set of cities, that ordinarily you would not … Continue reading A long weekend in Chicago: Part 1

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

Boston, Day 3: A Boston Tea Party

Our third and final day in Boston started off along the Boston Harborwalk. Once complete, the Harborwalk will cover 46.9 miles from Charlestown and East Boston in the north, to Dorchester in the south.  We, however, only covered a small section of the Harborwalk in the downtown area, where we zigzagged in and out along the edges of jetties. Along the way we paid a visit … Continue reading Boston, Day 3: A Boston Tea Party

Moraine Lake

Looking back on 6 months in Canada

So today is our 6 month anniversary since leaving the UK to come on our Canadian adventure. Doesn’t time fly! The good news is that in the past 2 weeks our respective parents have both booked trips to come and visit us (fortunately not at the same time…), and we can’t wait to see them again! To mark our 6 month anniversary, we decided to look … Continue reading Looking back on 6 months in Canada

Inside the Mapparium Eurasia and Africa

Boston, Day 2: going inside a globe at the Mapparium and the ‘other’ Cambridge

One of the top things we’d recommend to anyone visiting Boston is to pay the Mapparium a visit. This is where we started our second day in the city, and it is essentially a giant stained glass globe that you can walk inside. Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library, the globe is 3 storeys tall. Of course, if it was like a normal globe, … Continue reading Boston, Day 2: going inside a globe at the Mapparium and the ‘other’ Cambridge

Old State House

Visiting Boston: Day 1, The Freedom Trail

Boston is a city is that has always appealed to us. So when my employer closed down for 12 days over Christmas (yes yes, we really are only writing about this over 2 months after the event), it was the perfect opportunity to go to one of America’s oldest and most historic cities. We had initially thought about escaping the Canadian winter for warmer climes, … Continue reading Visiting Boston: Day 1, The Freedom Trail

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Our weekend in Seattle: Part 2

Given that it’s not that far from Vancouver, Seattle typically experiences similar weather e.g. lots of rain! However, during our stay, and in particular on our second day, we were fortunate to be blessed with excellent weather. Seattle reminds me a bit of San Francisco. It has a similar west coast vibe, the coastal location plays a large part in its identity, and the wider … Continue reading Our weekend in Seattle: Part 2

Seattle at night

Our weekend in Seattle: Part 1

OK, so Seattle obviously isn’t in Canada, and as this is blog about Canada, you might find that odd. However, Seattle is just across the border from Vancouver, and having not activated our working visas when arriving in Toronto in late September, we decided that a short trip to Seattle would allow us to check out the city and activate the visas on our return. … Continue reading Our weekend in Seattle: Part 1