19 Sep, 2016 in Vancouver
Simon Fraser campus : Vancouver

Last year I came in to Vancouver to attend a professional event taking place during the summer. I made a very late decision to come, and so the hotels were running insane rates with very low availability. To my relief, a former-classmate friend who is now working at Simon Fraser invited me to come stay […]

22 Feb, 2016 in Vancouver
Grouse Mountain cable car Vancouver Canada-018

Lots to see and do in Vancouver, but the national parks just North of the city rising over the mountains are probably what makes Vancouver special and memorable to me. During my short time in Vancouver I had the change to visit two such attractions with a special shuttle leaving from the conference center. I already wrote […]

17 Dec, 2015 in Vancouver
Capilano Suspension Bridge Vancouver Canada (13)

Lots to see and do in Vancouver, but the national parks just North of the city rising over the mountains are probably what makes Vancouver special and memorable to me. During my short time in Vancouver I had the change to visit two such attractions with a special shuttle leaving from the conference center. The first was […]

2 Sep, 2015 in Vancouver, Visions
Visions of Vancouver Canada (20)

Last time I visited Vancouver was almost 15 years ago in a former life as an IT professional and part of a weekend trip from Microsoft Redmond country near Seattle. I couldn’t really recall much from that visit aside from the gloomy weather, grey skies with occasional showers, and the surprising number of Hong Kong […]

18 Nov, 2012 in Canada, Itineraries, United States
From Ann Arbor to Washington DC : US/Canada Road Trip Summary

Following the successful completion of my qualifying exams last year I made a short trip to the US and Canada to get a taste of American academia in Ann Arbor so that I can explore possible research directions and then followed by visiting close relatives up in Toronto-Canada and making a drive down to Washington […]

25 Jun, 2012 in Toronto
Ontario Legislative Building Toronto (6).JPG

Toronto hosts the legislative assembly for the Canadian province of Ontario, or the Ontario Provicial Parliament. To catch the show in action, I made my way to the Ontario Legislative Building in Queen’s Park. Inside, lucky me, a tourist tour was just starting and so I got to hear a lot about the history of […]

29 Jan, 2012 in Ontario
Niagara Falls - NY - USA (21).JPG

The Niagara Falls are one of the prominent memories of my childhood tours around America. I remember them as one of the most impressive natural wonders I’ve seen up to that point in  time and together with the general high of the visit to the American wonderland, the falls proved a memory to last. …

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