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This is a collection of my blog entries related to short or long trips I, or Jennifer and I went on.
I have some master pages for some specific locations/trips:

Paris over many years | Australia over many years | Canada over many years | Japan over multiple trips | Italy in 2011 | France in 2013 | Indonesia in 2013 | Japan in 2013 | Japan in 2014 | Taiwan in 2014 | Indonesia in 2014 | New Zealand in 2015 | Japan in 2015 | Costa Rica in 2015 | Singapore in 2016 | South Korea in 2016 | Japan in 2016 | Germany in 2016 | Belgium | Tasmania 2017 | Japan in winter 2017 | Great Britain in 2017 | Australia Flying Safari 2017 | Philippines | Spain in 2018 |

Table of Content for trips:

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2019/05/17 A little time in Vegas during EDC
π 2019-05-17 01:01 in Trips
This was my 5th year going to EDC, which includes time in Vegas of course. This year, I really didn't spend that much time in Vegas given the crazy lineup EDC had. I left around 17:30 each day and came back in the wee hours of the morning and sleep until early afternoon.

Still, I made it a point to go see a few things one day I got up a bit earlier than planned.





had a buffet in Paris the first day
had a buffet in Paris the first day



I tried the CSI experience the 2nd day. It was so-so, not sure how much longer they'll be there
I tried the CSI experience the 2nd day. It was so-so, not sure how much longer they'll be there

Seared foie gras burger though, was worth repeating
Seared foie gras burger though, was worth repeating


Luxor had their rave market again
Luxor had their rave market again








The Belagio conservatory is nice every time:











I then walked to the Ceasars to enjoy a few views before heading back to the EDC bus:









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2019/03/11 Part of a Day in Calgary
π 2019-03-11 01:01 in Trips
While going to Banff and Revelstoke, I flew through Calgary and had a portion of the day there on the way back, so I looked around a bit.




I went up the tower for a few shots
I went up the tower for a few shots





The next morning, went for the peace bridge and a couple of museums:


found some michoko birds
found some michoko birds

they're supposed to be thieves, but they're pretty
they're supposed to be thieves, but they're pretty

I then went to the Military Museums first and then went to the Hangar Flight Museum before going back to the airport to fly home.

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2019/02/06 Montréal in the Winter
π 2019-02-06 01:01 in Trips
It had been 8 years since I last went to Montréal, although it was in the summer. Turns out Montréal is cold and much less lively in the winter, who would have known? :) Still, it gave me a chance to see some museums I had missed up to now.

Before you ask, I was there for the Porsche Ice Experience Driving Course at Circuit Mecaglisse.

got a quick-ish direct flight from SFO
got a quick-ish direct flight from SFO

Montréal was indeed snowy all over
Montréal was indeed snowy all over

I had a great dinner at Jerome Ferrer's Europea


The next morning, I went to check out the RedPath Museum in the university:


you can still bike in winter
you can still bike in winter

They have a great collections of shells and pretty rocks :)










From there, I took the underground paths to avoid the cold. It's actually quite hard to route underground. I tried for a while and eventually gave up and went back to the surface with the cold weather.
I next went to the Musee Grevin, which was quite nice:


Next, I went to visit the Google Office again


Interestingly they are testing electric busses with fast recharging stations


Next, I walked in the bitter cold towards Centre d'Histoire de Montréal:



the universal expo of 1967 looked great
the universal expo of 1967 looked great

look
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Turns out I still had a bit of time left to see Pointe à Callière that had been significantly improved in the last years. Well worth the visit to see the foundations of the old city:










As I mentioned, there was a bit of snow:




freezing rain is fun
freezing rain is fun

seems fun to have to scrape that
seems fun to have to scrape that

they did a good job clearing the main streets though
they did a good job clearing the main streets though

Yeah, frozen river:


looks like this pickup truck is just parked on the frozen river next to where the boat
looks like this pickup truck is just parked on the frozen river next to where the boat


Habitat 67 across the mostly frozen river:



The next morning, I started with the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which doens't look so fancy from the outside but is one of my favourite ones inside. I went early in the morning during the dead season, so it was almost empty, great for pictures:














Next, I went Centre des Sciences de Montréal:


A fun thing is that building, including museums have big rooms for the artic cold jackets that people wear outside, including eskimo-like boots:



And last, but not least, I stopped by Chateau Ramezay before it was time for me to head out and drive to Circuit Mecaglisse:





And that was it for Montreal.

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