Over the Canada Day long weekend my boyfriend Tom and I had the pleasure of visiting the pristine island of Bermuda. I really thought we were going to do some back country camping in an Ontario Provincial Park considering we had just bought what seemed like half the MEC store but apparently he had other plans for us!
To continue from my earlier post about London, I wanted to share with you my favourite part of the city. It’s hard to pick just one but I really loved the South Bank of the Thames. It’s where the London Eye is located and stretches for kilometers.
I know the London Eye is a landmark but just about everyone who has been on it advised me not to spend the money. So we didn’t (the line up was also forever long). The weather was actually perfect (by Canadian standards) so we ended up visiting everything you can see from the eye anyways. Continue reading
Another fun day trip we did was when we went to Warwick Castle. A true medieval castle, another quintessential British monument. I’m a bit of a history buff and though I don’t know a ton about medieval times I do know William the Conquerer, who built the original part of this castle.
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Andddd, I’m back. Bit of a blogging lapse, life happens. So to continue with my series on The Bahamas, Part 2 is about Paradise Island and what the island has to offer. The island itself is tiny (just over 1 square mile) and is comprised of private residences and resorts. In fact there is very little to do off the resorts but here’s a quick guide.
The Beach – obviously a big attraction when you’re in the Caribbean. One of the best beaches in the entire country is Cabbage Beach. The beach runs along the eastern coast of the island and is shared by the public and the resorts which line it. There is currently one public access point beside the Riu resort. If you’re not staying at Atlantis you can actually walk through parts of the resort to get to the beach but security may ask to see room keys if you get off course, no big deal, they just direct you back to where you should be.
I can’t think of a better time to reminisce on gorgeous Caribbean vacation than while sitting at my desk overlooking a snow covered backyard in -7C temps (awaiting the next snow storm). In the next series of posts I’ll take you through our week in The Bahamas, telling you everything you need to know while visiting New Providence (where Nassau is situated) and Paradise Island.
In this post I’ll focus on how we got there and our accommodations. Oh, the we is me and my boyfriend, Tom, in case you were wondering. I didn’t have much time to plan/research this trip beforehand, it came together very quickly as Tom found out he had an extra week off during Christmas break and we wanted to spend it together. Being as we’re both fire signs we knew we wanted to head somewhere warm to relax and soak up some rays before I started school and he went back to an intense work schedule.