Yesterday at 3am, a bomb went off at the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre in Centre Ville, Trois-Rivières. Nobody was hurt. Catch the CBC’s coverage here. I am in Trois-Rivières this month studying French.
On Friday I took a little trip to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. When we noticed the sign warning us of a police barricade ahead, we thought we might have to wait for an accident to be cleared. It turns out that due to all the rain, the highway was “washed out”. It ended up not really affecting […]
Some people don’t love the experience at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The folks at travelonthedollar go so far as to call it a sham. They have a list of reasons why it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Here are a couple: 2. Parking at The Skywalk is provided but access to the Skywalk […]
I’m leaving for Calgary in about an hour and then tomorrow I’m off to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. There’s not likely to be much action around here in the meantime. Update: I’ve got some photos from my trip up at Flickr.
I realize it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything here, but I’ve been busy! Most recently I’ve found myself down in Mesquite, Nevada getting ready to watch my brother-in-law compete in the World Long Driving Competition. Today my family and I drove to Las Vegas to take in the sights and sounds […]
David Sedaris, author of “Me talk pretty one day”, a book about learning to speak French, shares some tid-bits about life in France in an interview with Franceguide, the official website of France Tourism.
As previously mentioned here, the Grand Canyon Walkway is not an urban legend, and recently it celebrated its unofficial opening. Check out the photos from CNET. The plexiglass walkway is part of aÂ tourist park, and will be open to the public on March 28th, 2007. Update: some of the reviews have been less than favorable.
I signed up for a Social Media Club get together and to my surprise, none other than Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales showed up. He spoke for about 10 minutes and afterwards I had someone take this photo of me with Jimmy and SMC founder Chris Heuer.
I’m down to my last two exams before I’m officially done here at Laval and that’s probably a good thing because I need to get home where I can get some rest. I’ve been keeping busy this last week. On Monday a few hundred students here in the French immersion program took a ride down […]
This bittersweet ride is almost over. I’ve had the time of my life here—filled with both good and bad experiences. I guess some lessons take a lifetime to learn; I’m definitely still learning.