Tagged: Canada

Visit Victoria Falls Zambia

Visit Victoria Falls Zambia: Anti-Rain Going Up

March 10 Visit Victoria Falls Zambia.  It was one of my main reasons for travelling through Zambia southbound.  I have traveled a lot of miles to get here.  So, that today turned out to be such a m@therf*ker of a day is pretty disappointing.  I do not like to swear in this blog because I think it is tasteless to write with swear words, but I can not think of another word that I want to describe the day as...

Vimy Ridge – Photos and Facts of the Battlefield

Vimy Ridge – Photos and Facts of the Battlefield

Vimy Ridge in France is where the Canadian Corps won in a battle against the German Sixth Army on the 12th of April 1917 of the First World War.  The ridge had been under German control since October 1914.  Our guide Grégory, a man who possibly knows more about war history than any other human alive, broke down the events that took place and explained the battle to us.  I do not have any nationalism in me, but I felt...

The Power of an Old Crush

The Power of an Old Crush

The Power of an Old Crush. I had not seen her in about 10 years.  I used to have a massive crush on her 19 years ago when I was growing up.  I have been away for nearly a decade and recently returned for a spell.  We became friends on Facebook.  Then, two days ago I received this message from her: ‘Umm…Just FYI, Your Facebook pages tell me that you might be the coolest. person. ever. 🙂 Just want I...

Edmonton Oiler fanatic

A Struggling Edmonton Oiler Fanatic Junkie

My name is Stephen Harris, and I am an Edmonton Oiler fanatic. I feel like making that statement is similar to a line made by someone attending alcoholics anonymous.  I really am addicted to a terrible hockey team, and it is difficult. This is how it came to be… I was born in 1979 and when I was a little boy of the age of five or six, I knew of the Edmonton Oilers.  I remember being at a house...

Fleetwood Mac Review.

Fleetwood Mac Review

Fleetwood Mac – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – 15 November 2014 Ironically, as I was trying to think of a way to scheme a way out of work for the night my boss sent me a text that said we would be taking this nightshift off.  Unreal luck!  I have had this date on my radar for a couple of months. Fleetwood Mac was in town…  So, I scrounged up a floor ticket on stubhub, twenty rows from the...

Big Beaver: The Guy I Was When I Left

Big Beaver: The Guy I Was When I Left

Big Beaver: The Guy I Was When I Left. August 22.   Today I got up to work on a few things and when dad got home from coffee in town we went to work on his truck.  We got under the hood and changed the water-pump on the engine of the truck.  I was once again be the guy I was when I left Canada.  It took us three hours.  It has been many years since I did any...

Big Beaver: Slipping into my Old Self

Big Beaver: Slipping into my Old Self

Big Beaver: Slipping into my Old Self. August 21. I got up this morning to a stack of mail on my dresser old.  I am probably the only person may age in Canada with his high school bedroom basically untouched.  I went through my mail and thanked people for Christmas cards that I just received now. My plan was to only be home for a few days but I will likely be home for a couple of weeks.  There are...

Regina to Big Beaver: Home, Home on the Range

Regina to Big Beaver: Home, Home on the Range

Regina to Big Beaver: Home, Home on the Range. August 20.  When I woke up this morning I had no idea where I was initially.  Then I realized I was in Bean’s bed.  I heard Steve moving around.  I remembered Kelly saying last night that she was going to cook us waffles in the morning.  Steve sent her a message and we went over for an awesome breakfast.  It is really nice to be home.  I had no idea how...

New York City to Regina – Aguardiente in Canadiana

New York City to Regina: Aguardiente in Canadiana

New York City to Regina – Aguardiente in Canadiana. August 19. A little over an hour of sleep is not enough.  I require more.  I got out of bed, grabbed my backpack, said goodbye to Julia and her cat and headed for the airport.  I would have liked to have spent a lot more time in that bed.  Julia is pretty, has an amazing body, is a great person to spend time with and has a laugh that will recharge...

opayán: The Nature of Age

Popayán: The Nature of Age

Popayán: The Nature of Age. July 7. My Canadian friends, Rob and Tracy, are travelling the world with a five year old. Makai is a really good little traveller and he hangs out well with the adults.  They have to take him for out for doggie walks so that he can burn off some energy as is the nature of age.  I am well entertained by him and their parenting process.  My favourite thing he has said so far is,...