Archive for February, 2005

Warning

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Be smart. When flying, pack necessities in your carry on.
I arrived in Belize for work and my luggage didn’t arrive with me. I arrive at my hotel 5:15 PM and had to be at an official work reception that started at 6PM. After traveling for more than 12 hours, I had no time to shower […]

I’m hungry

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Okay. Airlines don’t serve meals on flights anymore and now you cannot even get food in the airport.
On my way to Belize I left my hotel in Halifax before 5am and grabbed a bagel along the way. I had to run to catch every connection that day, and finally I arrived at the hotel in […]

Modes of transportation

Monday, February 21st, 2005

I travel a lot as part of my job with Grenfell. Mostly my travels take me within Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, with an odd trip elsewhere.
Throughout my travels I have experienced all kinds of things. I have flown to Southern Labrador on a plane that COULD carry 6 people (without luggage); driven hours […]

What did Homer say when he went to Qatar? Doha.

Friday, February 18th, 2005

During the summer of 2004, Carolyn and I hosted a student from Qatar who was in Corner Brook doing an ESL program at CONA (great site, cough, cough). We got paid a small stipend, but like most of the other host families, we did it out of compulsive hospitality and our interest in other […]

A Good Restaurant is Hard to Find

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

Feargal Sharkey couldn’t have said it better. We went for a nice meal at our (previously) favourite restaurant last night and today I am in mourning.
A couple months ago, a new restaurant opened in town. It promised to be a classy joint, but the service and the food was just not up to scratch. […]

Please Sir, May I Have Some More

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

CBC has a new story on the plight of the Innu in Natuashish. To those who have been following this story, this comes as no big surprise. This town has a disease that you can’t shake by moving everyone down the coast. Building another building won’t do it either. Can you imagine spending the […]

The Motorcycle Diaries

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

TNL showed The Motorcycle Diaries the other night. I really enjoyed the movie, but I think I’ve found a mistake in the picture. I’ve read a little about Che Guevara and something in my faded memory told me that Che was left-handed. In the movie, he’s played right-handed. Check out the photos below. […]