Weekly photo challenge: A day in my life

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Always going somewhere, always traveling.

 

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Always voicing Contiki ❤

 

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Home away from Home.

Three strong photographs that sum up a day in my life. No need to write as each photograph represent a thousands words and having three photos, i have three thousand words!! #Haveyoudoneit? #NoRegrets

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

Built around the year AD 50 and it is still remarkably well preserved and impressively construction with its two tiers or arches.

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Segovia is an indicative from a complex historical reality where Moors, Christians and Jews coexisted for a long time in the medieval city and worked together during the 16th century manufacturing boom. The Roman aqueducts of Sevilla, Toledo and Calahorra in Spain did not survive.

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The 221 colossal piers bear witness to the magnitude of the Aquae Atiliance in the province of Zaragoza. The aqueduct of Segovia, the symbol of the city is the best known of these civil engineering feats owing to its monumentality.

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Snowmageddon.

Only thing in Canada that can put a stop to peoples lives is not just snow but A LOT of snow. And today we saw that, started early this morning of March 21, second day of Spring around 6am while i was at work. It started with the hotels in the surrounding areas taking in distressed passengers because the flight to Grande Prairie was cancelled due to the weather and then the flurries rolled into Edmonton around Four o’clock in the morning while i was doing my final exterior round of the Hotel parking lot, and by 7am the snow was picking up. slow moving on the QE2 heading home and quite slippery but hey guess what i never use my brakes once, the perks of driving a manual.

I am super lucky I got home….

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A huge accident involving 100 vehicles happened just south of Leduc and in result not only closed down the highway but caused 300 injuries. Not all major, mostly minor.

Only a Snowmageddon can close down a major highway like QE2 and Anthony Henday (the ring road around the entire city).

And to end it all I can say is.. Welcome to Spring in Alberta!

Couchsurfing Meet Up

March 19th I attended my first Couchsurfing Meet Up at Sherlock Holmes Pub downtown Edmonton. Located down a cute side street, taking you away from the atmosphere of the City of Edmonton and making one believe that their not in Edmonton but still being in Edmonton.

Not known for one to go alone to a Meet Up to a pub/bar to meet a group of individuals that I hadn’t met before, but again I do travel across the world and travel with strangers, but strangers that soon become friends. So how is that any different? I do not think it is but it is a different atmosphere. Although traveling across the world, one jumps out of their comfort zone alot sooner and quicker than one is at home. The best thing is meeting people from all walks of the globe.

After attending i really felt like myself and I hadn’t felt like me for a couple months now since being back from Europe and the Middle East. It was exactly what i needed a night out networking and meeting new people, and if i make acquaintances then thats even better. Even though I couldn’t stay too long past ten because i had to work.

Similarity: it is like a Contiki tour meeting people for the first time and having the same interest in travel having a good time enjoying each other’s company as if we’ve been friends for a while even though we just met.

It can be a little intimidating at first but if one does not put themselves out there then who knows where you will go or end up if you do not try. It is a world of networking out there, its a peoples world out there about who you know.

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join today, www.couchsurfing.org and have access to a worldwide network of other travelers, hosts and monthly meet up’s.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

Granada, Unique artistic creations to the exceptional testimony to Muslim Spain of the 16th Century forming a exceptional example of Royal Arab residences of the medieval period which was neither destroyed nor changed by the alterations of radical restorations.

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As the Alhambra and the Albaycin rise above the modern lower town while sitting on two adjacent hills forming the medieval part of Granada.

To the East — Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site: Historic Centre of Cordoba

This Historic Centre of Cordoba now puts together the streets to surround the monument and all the pieces of land opening onto these together around the mosque-cathedral.

Egypt with a hint of Spain 936

 

And Below, the streets surrounding…

 

 

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Cordoba is known from two geographical features – the mountains of the Sierra Morena with their Mineral wealth and the River Guadalquivir. As such it is also a natural site for human settlement for reasons of trade and defence.

The site of Cordoba for early history is not known. Although history folks know there was once a flourishing Carthaginian township in the Site of Cordoba in 206 BC when it was captured by the Romans.

Cordoba is a place to go to relax and soak yourself into its History, and Arabic Bath & Massage.

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After two weeks of traveling around Spain, and a Month of traveling the middle east and Europe for me – it was the perfect way to end a fabulous, life changing experience. I came back with a new perspective on life.

As Spain is well known for Leather, I well couldn’t have left Spain without some. Cordoba has the stores for them. As we walked into the store, the guy was making Leather – so you know for a fact it has to be genuine. 40 euros or in my case being tax free i got to pay in Canadians dollars; 60 Canadian dollars.