Ottawa Bound

Tomorrow I’m off to Ottawa on my last (I think) work related trip of the year. Unlike almost all other trips this year, this one will be relatively close to home and thus will not require a flight. I know, I’m as shocked as you are.

Around The World, Around The World

If my trusty spreadsheet is correct, my upcoming flight from Vancouver to Toronto will be the 43rd time this year that I will launch myself into the air and safely land somewhere else. And at some time while I’m majestically soaring through the clouds on said flight, I will effectively begin my third lap around…

A Not So Ordinary Day

If you are following me on the Twitters or any of the other various social media that I frequent, you’ll probably already know that yesterday was a rather not so ordinary day. After flying to Vancouver Thursday night, Nic and I were up early Friday morning to head to Maple Ridge.

In Between Coast To Coast

After a late departure from St. John’s and a rather adventurous tour-of-Guelph courtesy of a packed Red Car van, I finally crossed the threshold of my home-sweet-home around 7:30 pm Sunday night. A mix of hungry and tired, I opted for some takeout after a quick shower and before falling unceremoniously into bed.

Hello & Farewell St. John’s

On Wednesday afternoon, Nic and I boarded our 16th and eleventy-billionth flights of the year, respectively. This time we were flying to St. John’s for the People, Place, and Public Engagement conference.

A Brief Visit Home

In just under a week I’ll be boarding yet another series of shiny metal lawn darts, as my next round of travel kicks off. While my plans have been modified because of a need to be in the Vancouver area in early November, I will nevertheless be bouncing all over the place – at least…

So Long Taipei?

Nic and I made our way to the airport on Tuesday to begin our long journey back home. After a week in Taipei at the g0v Summit, I can honestly say that I wish I had more time to explore the city and the country. I guess I’ll just have to make another trip back…

Our Day In Jiufen

Since the 2018 g0V Summit ended on Sunday afternoon, Nic and I decided to spend Monday exploring the town of Jiufen. Located in the mountains next to the sea and east of Taipei, Jiufen is famous for the marketplace that lines the narrow streets of the town and was apparently the inspiration behind the movie,…

This Is How We Die

Dr. Beth (and any other arachnophobes out there) – do not, I repeat, do not read this post. Or do, but be prepared to never ever sleep again. Or at least, to never ever visit Taiwan – even though it has already turned out to be an incredibly amazing place to visit.

Hello Taipei?

Ray dropped me off at the Dalian airport around 6pm yesterday as I began the next leg in my adventure. It was a hazy day, and much of the horizon was masked by a layer of smog. It wasn’t the worst smog that I’d experienced during my visit, but it was also a far cry…

So Long Dalian

After 25 or so days, it’s time for me to finally pack up my bags and fly…elsewhere. You probably thought I was going to write fly home, however, this wee adventure isn’t quite over just yet. I still have a conference to attend in Taipei with Nic.

Down By The Bay

Yesterday was an absolutely stunning day. The temperature was a civilized 20 Celsius, there was a gentle breeze, and the blue sky was accented with just the right amount of clouds to provide temporary relief from the sun.

That’s A Wrap

And just like that, the software design course that I’ve been teaching at Dalian Nationalities University (DNU) has come to an end. This means that I will soon be heading to the airport to board the first in a series of shiny metal lawn darts that will eventually bring me back to Guelph.

That Time I Made Dumplings

Today was a rather beautiful day in Dalian. The smog that had been blanketing the city earlier this week had disappeared, leaving behind an almost perfectly clear sky and temperatures meant for sauntering around without fear of melting.

Moon Pies

Yesterday marked the end of week two of the three-week course that I’m offering at Dalian Nationalities University. By next Sunday, I’ll be finished my teaching duties and getting ready to head to Taipei for the g0v Summit with Nic.