Further Afield

Longer travel and vacations from Vancouver.

Dublin is All About Joyce on Bloomsday

Why Being in Dublin on Bloomsday is a Special Treat! I happened to be in Dublin during Bloomsday. Dublin is already a very friendly city, but when Dubliners take to the street to celebrate their most celebrated author, James Joyce, well it’s hard not to be swept away. So many events take place outside. Being a visitor, its easy to ...

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Celebrating Canada Day in Richmond at Steveston Salmon Festival

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Spend Canada Day in Steveston at the Salmon Festival Since 1945, the town of Steveston has been celebrating Canada’s birthday and their local community. It is one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations in Canada! The festive family friendly event in Steveston attracts over 70,000 people from across the Pacific Northwest to spend Canada Day at Steveston! The day ...

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Seaside South England – De La Warr Pavilion

The South coast of England conjures the most iconic seaside holidays From Bournemouth to Ramsgate, there are a string of charming off-the-beaten-track and trendy spots, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Whitstable. Dotted along the coast are some magnificent structures that have in recent years been given a facelift. The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea is one gem. The ...

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Makgeolli Gangnam Style

Making Friends with Makgeolli 막걸리 Makgeolli is a low alcohol (6-8%) rice wine made from ground rice and a fermentation agent. It has a soy milky texture and a sweetness, and is served chilled. Sometimes it is carbonated. It’s a ‘common’ and cheap low-alcohol beverage traditionally made by farmers. But it’s come a long way baby. There’s Makgeolli, and then ...

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Gwangjang Market, A Food Lover’s Travel Destination 광장시장 Seoul, Korea

Famous Bindaetteok  - Korean Pancakes Made Fresh at Gwangjang Market  광장시장 in Seoul, Korea

Best Seoul Eats at One Stop Gwangjang Market If you go to just one market in Seoul, Korea, make it Gwangjang Market. Gwangjang Market is renown for its fresh market foods. Featured traditional Korean food worth sampling include bindaetteok, mayak kimbap, soondae, pigs’ feet, bibimbap, and lots more, all complimented by a bottle of makgeolli or soju. Bindaetteok 빈대떡 – ...

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The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay I once lived in San Francisco, for eight years. As a San Franciscan, we acknowledge that the city is aesthetically blessed, temperately favoured, culturally magnetic, and even earthquake sensitive, and also that The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill is treasured, loved, and a significant landmark in ...

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