The Recollection Diaries: London

My recollection Strongest memory: Before we had even arrived in London, our host-to-be, George, had invited us to an event called Sofar Sounds. We like to say yes to most things, but a few months of travelling with each other left us very keen for wider social interactions. We said yes, without hesitation. For $20,…

The Recollection Diaries: Malta

My recollection Strongest memory: How strange Malta was as a country. It felt like it was destined to be a rich, glamorous hot spot for expats, that was abandoned before all the sky scrapers and developments were finished. We stayed in an ex-resort, where our enormous room had nothing but 3 beds in it, and…

The Recollection Diaries: Budapest

My Recollection Strongest memory: I was only in Budapest for a really short time, like 2 days worth of time. I had caught a bus from Prague to Budapest, during which time I had tried to zone out as I watched repeats of Gossip Girl playing on the screen attached to the seat in front…

The Recollection Diaries: Prague

My recollection (the only recollection!) Strongest memory: Prague is an anomaly in my 2019 travels, for the reason that Andy wasn’t there. One of my strongest memories is the fact that everything fun that I did, or cool thing that I saw, I wanted to share that memory with Andy. After all our travels, it…

The Recollection Diaries: Berlin

My recollection Strongest memory: After a long day of seeing the cultural sights of inner Berlin, we found ourselves at the Topography of Terror. It is an extremely comprehensive (arguably too comprehensive) and after about 45 minutes of the audio tour Jamie and I were seriously fatigued. We sat down at one of the benches…

The Recollection Diaries: Iceland

My recollection Strongest memory: The dramatic landscapes. The whole country felt like a movie set at times. From glaciers to volcanoes and waterfalls to thermal pools, there was something new and varied to see each day. We were fortunate that we had enough time to drive the famed Ring Road, which in itself provides some…

Cycling the Myra Canyon trestles

Cycling through the Myra Canyon is one of the coolest activities I have done since being in Canada. We were particularly lucky with the weather when we went: dry, balmy temperatures but with the colours of autumn saturating the hillside around us. It was absolutely stunning and a real breath of fresh air. The Myra…

Five fun things to do in Kelowna!

1. Visit the Farmers Market. I love a good Farmers Market and this one was up there with the best. It’s on twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am – 1pm) which I love, because it basically means a day for locals and a day for tourists. We went on Wednesday, because we could, and made…

Craft breweries in Kelowna

As the main principality of the Okanagan (an area renowned for its climate and vineyards), I was definitely expecting Kelowna to have its fair share of wineries. It did, but I was pleasantly surprised at the number of craft breweries that were there too.  My favourite brewery was Rusty Reel. We had been searching for…