Puerto Vallarta 2018 Trip in Photos

January 24, 2018

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January 25, 2018

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January 26, 2018

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January 27, 2018

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January 28, 2018

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January 29, 2018

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January 30, 2018

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February 2, 2018

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February 4, 2018

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February 6, 2018

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February 7, 2018

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At Archie’s Wok!

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February 8, 2018

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February 9, 2018

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February 10, 2018

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February 11, 2018

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February 12, 2018

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February 13, 2018

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February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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February 15, 2018

Dads birthday!

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February 16, 2018

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February 17, 2018

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At Tony Roma’s!

February 18, 2018

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February 19, 2018

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February 21, 2018

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February 21, 2018

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February 22, 2018

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February 23, 2018

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February 24, 2018

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February 25, 2018

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February 26, 2018

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February 27, 2018

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Hotel Due Torri, Rome in 2016

I settled into the hotel room at Hotel Due Torri and had gotten ready for the day exploring. I decided to begin the day by walking without a planned direction and within 5 minutes I arrived at the Pantheon. By the Pantheon I enjoyed some gelato.

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Rome

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On my first night in Rome I visited Trevi Fountain. Around Trevi Fountain was very crowded. There was a movie or commercial shooting there, however I don’t know if thats really the reason for the crowd.

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On the second day (July 9, 2016) I went to Castel Sant’angelo.

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Later in the day I enjoyed a Merangue at Antico Forno.

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I began my third day in Rome (July 10, 2016) at Borghese Gardens.

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After visiting the Borghese I went on a Viator tour of the Coliseum.

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The Fourth day (July 11, 2016) was a trip to Pompeii and a climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius. I didn’t plan my outfit well, but still made it to the top of the Volcano after exploring Pompeii.

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The next day (July 12, 2016) started with a Viator tour of the Vatican.

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After the tour with Viator I walked around the city and found the Vittoriano.

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There was a tour with Viator that was for a dinner at a family’s villa Casa Sospisio. The tour begins as a walk to the villa from a meeting point. Once you arrive at the villa there is a tour of part of the villa. One room in the villa was a theatre. Theres a part in the theatre where they discovered a ruin that was hidden by a wall before. Once you’ve been shown around the villa there is dinner. A good part to know about is that purchasing this tour helps the family keep the villa as their home.

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The last day I had in Rome I visited the Trevi Fountain for the second time. It was much less crowded compared to the time I visited before.

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For the rest of the last day I had in Rome I visited the Capitoline Museum and Hotel de Russie for treats.

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Puerto Vallarta

What To Do In Puerto Vallarta

Rhythms of the Night

A boat ride to Las Caletas, a buffet dinner and then the show

The Iguana Restaurant

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Act II Entertainment

Art Vallarta

My mom saw the classes online and signed me up for it before we arrived in Puerto Vallarta. It was nice getting to make pieces that I could take home and use. The classes were also a lot easier than I expected, probably because of the teachers.

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The Puerto Vallarta Naval Museum

Map

Whale Watching

Around Puerto Vallarta

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At the condo

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A Viator Vatican Tour

Vatican city is the smallest country in the world, it is also located in Rome. The outside of the Vatican doesn’t really seem real to me and my pictures don’t do it justice at all. If you plan on looking inside, taking a tour will fast forward you into the Vatican. You’ll be saving yourself from lost time and fainting from the heat, which I almost did a couple of times.

The area shown below is off limits to public, however it is allowed with the tour.

winding up and the lookout 

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…and outside

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Day Out Of Halifax

Day trips to different parts of Nova Scotia can easily be taken from Halifax. Two favourites of mine are Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg. Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg are just half an hour apart from each other and only about an hour away from Halifax.

Peggy’s Cove

If you go to Peggy’s Cove please do not go too close to the ocean or on the wet rocks, for you do not want to be swept away. The areas in the pictures down below are safe to go to, just watch your step.

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Out of Peggy’s Cove and into Lunenburg, a colourful oceanside town from the late 19th century.

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Nymphenburg 

 

On my final day in Germany I walked from my last hotel the Holiday Inn Express Munich City West to Nymphenburg. Walking over was much better than taking a taxi because of the fall colours and surprisingly warm weather. Unfortunately after a few hours at Nymphenburg I was so tired that I had to taxi back to the hotel.

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The Mystical Castle

The night before touring Neuschwanstein Castle with Viator, a staff member at Hotel an der Oper gave my mom and I some insight about the connection between Neuschwanstein Castle and Walt Disney. Neuschwanstein Castle was an influence for some of Walt Disney’s creations, such as the film Fantasia. Along with the castles connection to Disney, there is the historic yet unresolved tale of King Ludwig II “The Fairytale King.”Stories take place everywhere, but even just walking into the castle feels like walking into a storybook.

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Hever Castle

Hever Castle was the childhood home of Mary, Anne and George Boleyn. It was an easy and short trip from the Gatwick Airport. The castle holds several paintings, some of the love letters that Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn and a letter that she wrote to him. Hever Castle felt like a grand home, that I wished I grew up in.

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Peterhof the Russian Versailles

On my last full day in Russia with Amawaterways we went to Peterhof. Peter the Great was inspired by Versailles when he visited in 1717, which influenced the design of Peterhof. I remember being told that some people preferred Peterhof but that “you would have to see for yourself.”  I found Tsarskoye Selo more beautiful, but I remember Peterhof as the fun palace. At Peterhof a set of sprinklers would go off if you stepped on the wrong spot while trying to sit on a grand bench outside. The inside was beautiful and the outdoors was magical.

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