Japan trip: First evening in Sapporo under the snow

Upon arrival at Royton Sapporo, we quickly unpacked and got out to find decent gloves for my daughter. We also wished to experience our first evening in Sapporo under the snow. After going to Odori, we ended searching for an eating place in the central arcade gallery of Tanukikoji. Ramen as first meal in Hokkaido […]

Roadtrip to Whistler

The day after witnessing the snowstorm and its aftermath in Vancouver, I decided to do a roadtrip to Whistler , the famous mountain ski resort, about 100 kms north. Hiring a car Obviously, the unforeseen snowstorm the day before left me seeking for winter tires, as driving on the snow was going to be taxing […]

English Bay: a beach in the city

The first hotel in which I was was the Best Western Sands. As it name indicates, it is very close to English Bay, a “beach in the city” within Vancouver. A last minute choice based on its proximity to the beach, this Best Western was more akin to a motel. In the end, a wrong […]

To the snow in Vancouver!

Last night, I flew for one of my last trips obtained through the Zuji and American Express 30 K points tickets. This flight was to Vancouver, in Canada. It must be said however, that my wife was unfortunately part of the trip as the Canadian immigration delayed her visa examination. Air Canada: not a great […]