Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday that happens on the last Monday before May 25th. It celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday, but Canadian’s don’t care about Queen Victoria. Instead of celebrating an old smelly lady’s birthday, we use the holiday as a chance to enjoy the long-awaited warm weather and to drink beer in great quantities. This is why Victoria Day is commonly called May Two-Four weekend (as in 24 case of beer) and why it’s often spent camping. This shot was taken on Black Lake at the Sharbot Lake Provincial Park. The water is clear but not quite warm enough for a swim.
The Royal Ontario Museum is the home to Canada’s most extensive dinosaur fossil collection. In 2007, the building received a makeover with an addition added to it that was designed by Daniel Libeskind called the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. This photo shows the inside of the extension where the dinosaur exhibit is.
Located on the border of Slovakia and Poland, the Tatra mountains are the highest mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. Sara and I took an electric train from Poprad to Stary Smokovec, where we caught a funicular up to Hrebienok, the starting place for our hike. We spent five hours walking the trails and soaking in all the loveliness.
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Oglebay Resorts is home to some stellar golf courses. The rolling hills of West Virginia is your backdrop. The fresh air and green grass dominate your senses. Shouting angrily at the ball gets old, especially after a few drinks. That’s when you stop caring about this silly game and you start to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The best thing to eat in Chile is fish. The freshness and the variety is fantastic. If you have access to a kitchen, I highly recommend heading to Mercado Central (the main market) and picking up an ugly but delish-y fishy. Don’t be intimidated. The men working at the market are friendly and will do everything for you. Just pick one out and point. They will filet it for you and it shouldn’t cost more than a few bucks (depending on what kind of fish you select). The ones in the photo were tasty and only cost about $4.75 a kilogram. That’s less than the price of ground beef.
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