Countries

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Countries, United States | 0 comments

The only reason we went to Minnesota was for me to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum, as I am a big fan of the TV series The Little House On The Prairie. So this was a dream for me. How to go to Walnut Grove: To get there, we had first to go to the closest big city, which are the twin cities Minneapolis and St. Paul. We stayed in St. Paul for a week, and we won’t post anything about those two cities because we didn’t do anything there. So, back to Walnut Grove! It was not easy to get there at all! We don’t drive, so we couldn’t rent a car, and there are no buses from Minneapolis to Walnut Grove. The closest city you can reach by bus is...

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Free Things to Do in Madison

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Countries, United States | 2 comments

Free Things to Do in Madison

We stayed in Madison for only two nights. This wasn’t planned in our trip, but after being there we thought we could have spent at least one week in the city! We arrived on the day of a football match, and almost everyone in the city was wearing red a red t-shirt (I think they call them the Badgers?). It was awesome! We did nothing our first day. Madison is not a very big city, but it’s very nice and there is a lot of energy, as most of the people are young. The city itself is very nice to walk around. The second day we stayed downtown and walked around the Capitol, and then went to the Monona Terrace. We had a very nice sunset coming back from a fair with...

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Chicago—What to Do?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Countries, United States | 1 comment

Chicago—What to Do?

We had our first Couchsurfing experience in Chicago. What is Couchsurfing? It is a community that helps you to communicate with different people from various countries. Through Couchsurfing, you can either host travelers from around the world or stay at locals’ places for a few days while you are traveling. This is a great way to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, make friends and learn about the local lifestyle in the place you’re visiting. The first place we stayed at was quite far from downtown Chicago (Northern Chicago), but close to Indian and Pakistani communities.. Free Things We Did in Chicago: The day of our arrival, our host Jerry...

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New York—What to Do in Ten Days

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Countries, United States | 0 comments

New York—What to Do in Ten Days

Ten days in New-York, not enough you will say! Absolutely not enough but for sure better than nothing, and despite this very short period of time we definitely could feel the spirit of the city, enjoy the streets, the non-stop activity, and the people. Check out the places we could visit and the photos we took. Who doesn’t want to visit New-York? Though we usually prefer to visit old historical countries or at least countries which culture is very different from ours, we must admit that the mythical city of New-York is a real exception to this rule! Paradoxically, many American people we met said they didn’t like New-York on the opposite to the foreigners....

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Halal food in Toronto downtown

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 3 comments

Halal food in Toronto downtown

Toronto is a big city and have a lot of restaurants, Arabic food can be found easily in the city in plenty of places. Arabic restaurants  – Paramount: Middle-Eastern cuisine and the meat/chicken is certified Halal food. During Ramadan the place is extremely busy and advised to arrive early to iftar time. – Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine Much quieter than Paramount and this is a Lebanese restaurant, some of the meat is Halal. Ask before you order. – Popeye KFC style chicken, the food is cheap and according to the people who works inside the meat is Halal. – Hero: Certified Halal burger. Supermarkets Some of the supermarkets in downtown sell Halal...

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Toronto Expat Life—What You Need to Know About the City.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Toronto Expat Life—What You Need to Know About the City.

Climate: It’s very simple: very cold in winter and very hot in summer! (It is also usually very sunny—that’s the good thing.) Toronto is a very cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city. You will find a lot of different communities. Toronto is also a very expansive city, and is not as crowed as other cities in North America. What We Have for You on the Page: Climate Transportation Restaurants Coffee Shops Parks & Nature Medical Services Transportation: This is very simple as well: There are two main subway lines accessible by streetcars and buses. They use tokens ($3 as of August 2012) that allow you to go anywhere in the TTC zone. You can even go to the...

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Where we’ve been

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Where we've been | 2 comments

Where we’ve been

List of countries and cities we have visited in our round the world trip. Destination Arrival 1 Cairo, Egypt August 1, 2012 2 Toronto, Canada November 25, 2010 3 New York, USA August 21, 2012 4 Chicago, USA - 5 Madison, USA - 6 St. Paul, USA - 7 Minneapolis, USA - 8 New Ulm, USA - 9 Los Angeles, USA - 10 Las Vegas, USA - 11 San Diago, USA - 12 La Paz, Bolivia November 6, 2012 13 Cochabamba, Bolivia November 15, 2012 14 Oruro, Bolivia December 18, 2012 15 Sajama, Bolivia December 29, 2012 16 La Paz, Bolivia January 2, 2013 17 Rurrenabaque, Bolivia January 4, 2013 18 La Paz, Bolivia January 28, 2013 19 Guayaquil, Ecuador January 29, 2013 20 Santa Cruz, Galapagos January...

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Camping @ Ras Mohamed national park in Sinai – Egypt

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Egypt | 0 comments

Camping @ Ras Mohamed national park in Sinai – Egypt

We went camping in Ras-Mohamed in 2009, and it was quite an experience as we don’t have a car and on the top of that, we don’t drive. So we had to stay at Sharm-El-Sheikh for two days in a hotel and find someone who could take us to the desert and come back three days later to pick us up. This was during the Muslim feast (Eïd El Fitr) but thanks God we could find someone. So we left with exactly six bottles of water, some chinese noddles and tuna cans… To stay for three days in the middle of the desert in the first beginning of September at a temperature of 35/40 degrees. When we arrived, after searching for the site with the driver for an hour as the...

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Volunteering @Greenpeace – Toronto

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Canada | 0 comments

Volunteering @Greenpeace – Toronto

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Volunteering @Greenpeace – Clover Leaf’s Unsustainable Tuna

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Volunteering @Greenpeace – Clover Leaf’s Unsustainable Tuna

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