I took this picture on the Ataturk Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011. Standing over the Bosphorous River, the bridge connects the Asian and European sides of Turkey, and is also a popular spot for local fishermen. These kids were joining in the activities in the afternoon sun. Istanbul is truly a remarkable city — a place full of life and wonder.
When I was in Paris, I was determined to get a different glimpse of the Le Tour Eiffel. Of course I took an awful picture of myself on the lawn with the tower in the background, and many other snapshots from that same, ubiquitous angle, but I really wanted to see the Eiffel Tower from a local’s perspective. After escaping the tourist medlum I wandered the side streets until I came across this view. To me, this was part of the “real” Paris. The one where the famous landmark is in the background as the people scurry about their business en Français.
These are some of my favourite travel photos from my adventures around the globe. I have likely taken thousands of pictures while wandering the streets of whichever city or town, but it is this bunch that stands out as my best — a series of little moments captured through the eyes of a serial globetrotter trying to understand the world a little better.
The Hamburg Airport (HAM) is accessible by S-Bahn train to the main station Hamburg Hauptbahnof.
- Cost = 2.85 Euros (one-way)
- Time = 25 minutes to Hamburg HBF or airport depending on direction
- Trains leave every 10-20 minutes depending on time of day (check schedule at airport for most up to date information)
- S1 Line Train
This year I spent new year’s in Berlin. Lined up in the world’s largest sardine tin – a stretch of park road in Berlin’s Tiergarten blocked off from all sides but one — where my sister, her boyfriend, and I spent two and a half hours waiting for 2012 to become 2013. Continue reading “New Year’s in Berlin” »
Air Canada’s Elite / Super Elite program has been replaced by the new Air Canada Altitude Program. The biggest change in the program is to those who previously qualified for the Air Canada Elite level of status at 35,000 miles, which formerly entitled you to Star Alliance Gold privileges, and now nets you only Star Alliance Silver status, which is really not worth the effort.
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