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5 Facts I Learned on The Real City Tour in Medellín

5 Facts I Learned on The Real City Tour in Medellín

By on Feb 24, 2015

I went on a walking tour on February 9 at 2:30 pm. I missed going last year in Medellín and did not want to miss it again. I met Juliana, our tour guide, at the metro station. The tour was operated by Real City Tours and they work on a tip basis. We learned a semester’s worth of Medellín history – the good and the bad. I felt Juliana’s emotions as she emphasized...

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Visit to the 2015 Toronto Travel Expo

Visit to the 2015 Toronto Travel Expo

By on Jan 19, 2015

On Saturday, I went to the Toronto Travel Expo. It was a big turnout, and many visitors appeared to be booking their next destination. I met up with Gosia from my Matador U travel writing course, and my friend, Asuka. I saw the travel photography presentation by Andrew Pateras. I found his photography enlightening and he gave a few good tips: locking up your camera...

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Snorkeling in the San Blas Islands of Panama

Snorkeling in the San Blas Islands of Panama

By on Jan 10, 2015

The eight of us left Naranjo Chico to Isla Perro. There were a lot of people on this new island because it was Sunday. The island has a shipwreck about 20 metres from shore. The ship was rusted and belongs to the San Blas Islands now. Corals grow on it bringing new inhabitants of fish. I was snorkeling in and around the ship with my GoPro camera. I’m trying to be a...

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How to Make Cheap or Free Calls to Cuba

How to Make Cheap or Free Calls to Cuba

By on Nov 18, 2014

Making online reservations with private homes in Cuba isn’t easy. Cuba is behind in consumer email and internet access. Then there’s trying to making a long distance call to Cuba – it’s expensive. Currently, the cost of calling from Canada to Cuba using Rogers’ landline and mobile are $1.10/minute and $1.95/minute respectively. Skype costs $0.83/minute plus a $0.09...

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