Edmonton 2019

For the last three days I was in Edmonton. My mother and I had to pick up some paintings to bring back home. We had a large van so we decided to stay in a motor inn. The motor inn my mother chose was Executive Royal Hotel West. It was a really good hotel and I definitely recommend it if you don’t want a pool at the hotel. During our stay in Edmonton we picked up the paintings, went to West Edmonton Mall to shop and go to the World Waterpark, go to Muttart Conservatory and The Art Gallery of Alberta. Here’s some photos from our stay in Edmonton.

Executive Royal Hotel West

The hotel room

Outside the hotel room

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Breakfast at the hotel

At West Edmonton Mall

World Waterpark

At Cinnaholic

More Edmonton scenery

Muttart Conservatory

Art Gallery of Alberta


Hampton Court

In 2015 I went to London and during my stay there I visited Hampton Court. Hampton Court was the palace that Henry VIII ruled at. The infamous King who had six wives. If it wasn’t for some of his wives being so likeable I wouldn’t have gone. I absolutely love the two wives who were related, Anne Boleyn and Katheryn Howard. Here I am going to show you some photos from my visit.

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The Haunted Gallery which is said to be haunted by Katheryn Howard.

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Here are the gardens outside of the palace.

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Havana Tour

We booked our Havana tour when we booked our trip. Although you can also book a Havana tour at the resort you stay at. There are a couple of different Havana Tours. We took the Havana Tour which goes to Ernest Hemingways house.

Our day started with Pina Coladas (with alcohol or without) in pineapples. I bought a pink door hook at a gift shop which was beside the place with the Pina Coladas. Next we were off to Ernest Hemingways house. I recently began his book The Sun Also Rises. Having read some of one of his novels got me thrilled to go and see his house in Havana. His house is very beautiful and I have a few photos down below for you to see. After Ernest Hemingways house we went to a Cigar and alcohol shop. The building has beautiful swan balconies as shown below. Then to a restaurant for lunch. Next stop was a car ride in old fashioned cars. The car ride took us to a graveyard. We were supposed to visit the graveyard but found out there that it was closed for the day. There was a walking tour of Havana after the short stop to the graveyard. We saw a couple hundred year old governors mansion, a hotel that Ernest Hemingway had stayed at, one of his favourite bars and another bar which we stopped inside briefly. Next for our trip was a dinner and then a cannon ball ceremony. This all went to about 9pm before we started on our way back to our resorts.

Photos here

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The Governors House

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The hotel Ernest Hemingway stayed at

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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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