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My Dream Trip Around the World

AT&T Expedition

July 29th
Throughout my life, I've travelled to a few places and always enjoyed spending my time learning and experiencing different cultures. Since, I've always wanted to plan a trip around the world and I've finally planned one. Saving up money wasn't easy, but with the help of my family I finally have enough to make my dream trip possible. On this trip I want to visit 9 different cities in North America, South America, and Western Europe. The first city I'm going to visit is Vancouver, from Vancouver I'll be going to Seattle, then Acapulco, Mexico. Leaving Mexico I'll be arriving in Colombia. From Bogota I will be heading to Quito, Ecuador then Lima, Perú. I will then be in Amsterdam and from there I will go to London and then lastly, Dublin. I'm very excited to be soon starting this adventure. : )
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Bye, Toronto!

August 2nd
It’s the evening of my flight to Vancouver and my family is driving me to the airport. We are currently at the Timmies drive thru, getting coffees. Though, I am super excited to finally be starting this adventure I know I am going to miss my family very very much.
I can’t wait to start blogging all the great things I do and see in all the beautiful cities I am going to visit. I know this is going to be an experience of a life time and I am so thankful to be able to have my dream trip around the world become possible.

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Hello, Vancouver!

Toronto YYZ– Vancouver YVR $$$: $311 Duration: 4h 55m Time: 8:15pm ET – 10:10pm PT Airline: Air Canada Distance travelled: 4,379.8 km

August 3rd
I arrived last night at the Vancouver International Airport at around 10 pm PT, I was extremely tired due to the fact that it would be around 1am in Toronto. Once I arrived and got my luggage, I went outside and took a taxi to my hotel located in downtown Vancouver, the fare was about $35. The taxi driver was very nice and friendly; he told me about some sights I should visit while I’m here in this beautiful city.
While in Vancouver, I have decided to stay in a hostel. It is called Samesun Backpacker Lodge and is $80 a night. The atmosphere here is very nice, the staff is very helpful, and the people are very friendly. I’ve already made a few friends and I’ve been here less than 24 hours!

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800px-Flag-of-Vancouver-Vanier-Park.jpg Flag of Vancouver

mi-bc-130829-vancouver-airport-arrivals-travel-1.jpg Vancouver International Airport

granville_street_vancouver.jpg Downtown Vancouver

VanexteriorWeb.jpg The hostel

samesun-backpacker-lodge---vancouver_3_700_0.jpg My room

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First Day in Vancouver

sunny 23 °C

August 3rd
My first day in Vancouver, I decided to visit the famous Stanley Park. Before making my way to the park, I decided to go to a local grocery store and buy some food that I could bring for a picnic. Once, I got to Stanley Park I rented a bike for 3 hours and biked along the Seawall. It cost me $18 and it was totally worth it. It is so beyond beautiful; the pathway runs along the park’s waterline and it is such an amazing view. There are also many trails to go exploring through! It was a very nice and warm day, so I decided to pull out my bathing suit and go for a swim at the Beach Pool. It is amazing; there is a café and slide there too! After my swim, I went to a picnic spot and had myself a great lunch with the view of the stunning city. Before leaving the park, I knew I had to ride the Stanley Park Miniature Train. It is a replica of the Canadian Pacific Railway #374 which is famous for pulling Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1800s. The ride was so relaxing and such a great way to appreciate the nature around me.
I got back to the hostel at around 8pm and decided to have dinner at the Beaver Lounge and Restaurant that is in the hostel itself. There were a bunch of activities that people were doing in the lounge, but I just relaxed, watched baseball and talked with a few people. I was so tired from the late flight and biking earlier. My first day in Vancouver has been great; can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!

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Stanley-Park-Swimming-Pool.jpg Beach pool

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Second Day in Vancouver

Last night

sunny 24 °C

August 4th
It is my second day in Vancouver and I have decided to go and to the Vancouver Aquarium. I already purchased my ticket online for $20. I’ll be taking the transit there, the fare is $2.75. I am a huge animal lover, so I am very excited to see all the wonderful animals. All I’ve heard about this aquarium is good things. It is home to the largest marine wildlife museum in Canada and home to more than 70, 000 animals. I can’t wait to see the entertaining and educational shows including the dolphin and beluga demonstration, feedings, and reef shark performances. While at the aquarium, I am planning to do the Encounters program which visitors can touch, train, feed, and play with beluga whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, and sea otters. The aquarium also has a 4-D Experience which is on some of the best nature documentaries and films in the world, including the Planet Earth Series.

aquarium-entrance.jpg entrance of the aquarium

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5414789.jpg?size=640x420 killer whales

vancouver-aquarium.jpg Beluga whale show

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