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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Thank You RBC Visa

Turns out – I have to thank RBC Visa – for they have insurance – and Since I bought my camera within the last 90 days – they will replace it for me if I provide them with the original receipt and an incident report.

Life is good with insurance – Bad things happen – VISA came to my rescue. :)

Thank you RBC Visa!

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Rick Mercer, these are for you

Thus far, a few of the Canadians and myself have encountered some VERY hilarious comments about Canada- here are a few:

Texan: “So Canada is a third world country right?”

We were talking about how much it cost in “dollars” (referring to Canadian Dollar) and they said “Oh, you use the american dollar, shouldn’t you have your own currency?”

after I told somebody I lived in Ottawa, Ontario they replied
Californian: “Oh I’ve been there, it is in B.C.”
Me: “No, It is in Ontario”
Californian: “No, it is in Vancouver, I visit there all the time”
I suppose I was incorrect the whole time, who knew the Capital of Canada was in B.C. and that an American would be the one to correct me….

I stated I was born in Northern Ontario they reply “Oh, so you live near eskimo’s then, how are they?”

So far, that is all I have heard about – Just thought I would share so you could experience the great knowledge our neighbours to the South have about their largest trading partner. :)

I do not expect everybody to know everything about my country – the same as I do not know everything about all other countries. But, when the country is your neighbour, you share a language, you are each others largest trading partners, a little more general knowledge is appreciated. But – I do not mean to imply all American’s are as naive as those stated above – These are just a few examples of a few ‘unique’ individuals.

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Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

Beginning of Tedious Flights

Beginning of Tedious Flights

I’m here sitting in Chicago. After leaving at 5am this morning from Thunder Bay Canada, driving 8 hours South to Minneapolis, and realizing I was REALLLLLY early. Sitting around for 4 hours until The Airline even allowed me to check my luggage at 1:15PM, I get to sit around for another 3 hours. This 3 turns into 6 hours since all flights were delayed into Chicago due to weather and air traffic. Damn you Northern Hemisphere Winter weather!

Now I am in Illinois. Never been here before. From what I can see (a Hilton and a bunch of Polish folk) it seems nice. By Polish folk I mean there is a flight to Warsaw at 11:45PM before my flight to Seoul, Korea at 1AM.

I’m exhausted – But I bought some stuff the guy at the counter recommended to knock me out on my flight. Drugs are acceptable in this situation.

I’ll update from Korea…..since I’ll have a 12 hour lay over there. It is 2 full days of travel to get from the middle of Canada to my final destination of Bangkok, Thailand.

 I sure know how to pick the absolute worst flight connections don’t I?!

Oh Yeah…It’s New Years Eve.

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