23 August 2007

Travel, part three

Here's another website for all the readers out there who are interested in traveling to Paris, France and wishing to stay at hotels in Paris. I haven't been myself but I hear it's an amazing place to visit.

This site is kind of like Expedia, where it is generally cheaper to book through their website versus going directly through the hotel itself. This site offers you deal for hotels in Paris, Paris hotels in the suburbs, etc. As well, there is a French site for Hôtels en Paris. It's worth checking out if you are thinking about traveling to France, whether it is to explore city life or to get away and enjoy the bountiful countryside.

If I could go, I would love to see the historic side of France! Ah, one can dream!

Travel, part two


Here's another website for all the readers out there who are interested in traveling to Australia. I haven't been myself but I hear it's an amazing place to visit.

This site is kind of like Expedia, where it is generally cheaper to book through their website versus going directly through the hotel itself. This site offers you deal for Sydney hotels, Melbourne hotels, and Brisbane hotels. It's worth checking out if you are thinking about traveling to Australia, whether it is to explore city life or to get away and enjoy the bountiful countryside.

If I could go, I would love to see the wildlife side of Australia! Ah, one can dream!

Travel, part one

From time to time, I write short blogs brought to you by a sponsor. I will update everyone soon!

I came across this really cool site called RealTravel. It's a travel guide and trip planner to help you out when planning a holiday. There are a lot of different options in this travel guide website - you can post travel guide blogs, share deals with others, learn from other travelers via reviews, and seek advice from professional travel planners. It is very interactive!

This travel guide website was voted as one of twelve essential travel websites by Forbes and Business Week. How can you go wrong?!

16 August 2007

Bright Idea

Since moving out with my partner, I have become drawn to making my home a much better place to spend time. When money is tight, you have to have a home that you enjoy to be in. That was the big difference between our last place and our current apartment. I actually take pride in my home. It's not just an apartment - it's a HOME. Believe me, there's a BIG difference between the two.

Though money is tight, that doesn't stop me from looking around online for cool additions to add to our home. Sure, I can't really afford to buy much...but it's still nice to look! I came across an interesting site for lighting fixtures, which is dedicated to household products such as ceiling fans, faucets, home lighting, chandeliers, etc. There's some very cool things on this no-nonsense site. A little out of my price limited...but amazingly beautiful things to add to your home.

I'm not at the point where I obsessively watch home decorating television shows just yet (thankfully, I have no television!), but I can admit that oooh-ed and awed over a few things on this site. Check out the "Fine Arts Lamps" for some really cool Asian inspired outdoor lighting ideas. Wow, soooo nice!


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02 August 2007

I'm back!

So!

I should be writing this fabulous blog. You know, one that catches us up on everything that has happened in the last fews weeks. One that rants and raves about what a fantastic trip, without sparing you the sordid details. Believe me when I say that I want to.

However, I'm sitting before the computer and sweating. Sweating for all the wrong reasons. My twelve days in Manitoba was spent in sweltering hot temperatures. I return to Montreal for much of the same. I swear, this delicate flower is wilting.

I'll say this much - I had a blast. My last two trips back home were write-offs, being sick and all. This time rocked. I wasn't sick once! I saw friends, I spent tons of time with family, I kicked ass at American Idol on the Playstation, I took tons of photos (a lot, I'm afraid, weren't as artistic as I liked them to be), I got new glasses, I got a haircut, I spent waaay too much money on cheap shopping (A sweater for $6.99! Capri pants for $9.99!), and so on and so forth.

The downsides, other than the heat, were the terrible mosquitoes and the water. I don't know what it is but Winnipeg water tastes like dirt, even with a water filtering system. Selkirk water is undescribably bad. Not to mention, Manitoba water makes my hair and skin look like crap. Oh, and it always sucks to say bye and feeling like old friends have drifted away because of distance.

I will write in depth of my trip. Perhaps, I will do a photo-blog about it. Looks like I exceeded the amount of photos for my Flickr, so I'll either upgrade or find somewhere else to post them. Until then, hang on tight for a real update!



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