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Leaving Maple Ridge, Canada - 6th March 2011

By: AbbyB

I am on my way to my new host!

* Posted Mar 7, 2011, 2:10 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 17th March 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum

I arrived in Calgary :D! I spent a few days in the mailbox as smaug wasn’t home :rolleyes:, but, eventually, today I felt someone handling my envelope :stare:.

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And when I came out I met a group of TVs welcoming me in Calgary :). Dottie Mouse, Pitzelpatz and Fiete are visiting from Germany while sammino is a stay at home TV. I showed to them the beautiful card that my last host gave me and they were all very impressed ;).

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* Posted Mar 19, 2011, 4:24 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 21st March 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

where have you sent me? Today is the first day of spring and we are celebrating it...with a fresh dump of snow :stare:.

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Well, we were not going to do anything anyway, since smaug was at home sick :(. So we actually had to make sure that he took the right medications. sammino suggested to give him every pill in the house to speed up his recovery :rolleyes:, but we all agreed that we didn’t really want to take the chance of poisoning our host, so we just followed the doses suggested on the packages.

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Later sammino showed us some of the maps of his pre-TV travelling life :)...

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...and the photos from his private album. We particularly liked his photos in Greenland :D: maybe I'll go there too one day ;).

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* Posted Mar 29, 2011, 4:22 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 27th March 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

It seems that someone forgot to tell to Old Man Winter that we are supposed to be in spring, so the weather is “not particularly nice” :rolleyes: and this week end we didn’t do anything more than a short walk to stretch our legs. As you can see the atmosphere is still very wintery.

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We walked down to the river to take a couple of photos...

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But when we asked if we could jump on the ice :D smaug told us that the river ice is not good for walking :( so we just headed back to the warmth of home ;).

* Posted Apr 4, 2011, 3:35 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 2nd April 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

When yesterday the weather forecast issued a snowfall warning :stare: for Calgary we noticed that it was April 1st and had a laugh about it :D. Well, it was no April’ fool and today we woke up under a thick snowfall :rolleyes:...which made the trees look very pretty.

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Walking around town we could barely see the buildings around us.

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We wanted to play a bit on the ground :), but the snow was so deep that we were sinking in it :stare:...

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...so we just let smaug do the walking ;).

* Posted Apr 11, 2011, 4:39 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 18th April 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

Not much happened here in Calgary over the last couple of weeks :(...of course, we got more dumps of snow, but that’s no big news anymore :rolleyes:. But today smaug showed up with a big envelope and told us to take good care of it...there was something moving in it :stare:.

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It turned out that it was a new guest arriving here in Calgary, Clifford :D and he brought over a lovely card and some delicious sweets :).

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We told him that he got here with a perfect timing as we are going skiing this week :), something that I guess shocked him a bit ;)....he’ll soon get used to Calgary “spring” :rolleyes:.

* Posted Apr 23, 2011, 4:14 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Lake Louise, Canada - 20th April 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

Today we went skiing in Lake Louise :D...where, to be honest, the morning temperatures were not really spring-like :rolleyes:. Here we were leaving the base of the mountain on the Grizzly gondola.

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As we went up the view improved :).

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Later we reached the top of a chair called “Top of the world”: very fascinating name although maybe a bit of an overstatement as there were plenty of higher peaks around :rolleyes:. For instance that one behind me is Mt Whitehorn, from where, apparently, in the afternoon smaug decided to practice tumbling downhill in a quite disorderly fashion :stare:. Luckily by that time we had already left his backpack and were relaxing at lodge, otherwise we’d be a bunch of much thinner TVs now ;).

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Here there’s the opposite side of the valley behind me. Those seemly harmless clouds soon covered us making it almost impossible to tell the snow on the mountain from the clouds with everything turned into a milky fog :(.

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So we didn’t take any more picture on the mountain. We tried  our luck later in day at the village, but again we were pounded by a blizzard.

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We eventually drove over to the lake that gives the name to both the village and the ski resort and the weather decided to give us a break :). This is the west side of the lake...

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...while the eyesore :rolleyes: behind me is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, one of the most luxurious and pricey hotel in the Rockies B).

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* Posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:30 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 24th April 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

Happy Easter!

We wondered if smaug was going to get us a giant chocolate egg :D, but he said that it would have been to much for such small TVs :(....so we got a TV size egg each instead ;)!

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Hope you had a wonderful day :)!

* Posted Apr 28, 2011, 4:56 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 26th April 2011

By: smaug

Hi Mum,

Today I said goodbye to all my friends here in Calgary as tomorrow I will go to the post office and start travelling to my next host on the WTVT :D.

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sammino gave me a big hug and wished me a safe and quick trip :). I wonder if spring will look more spring-like in Hong Kong ;).

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* Posted Apr 29, 2011, 5:19 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Wan Chai, Hong Kong - 2nd June 2011

By: vivyanhui

It's my first dinner here in Hong kong~
What a big bowl of chicken noodle with fish soup!  :)

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* Posted Jun 6, 2011, 9:46 am Last edited Jun 6, 2011, 9:47 am by vivyanhui [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong - 5th June 2011

By: vivyanhui

Udon as dinner this time~
Outside the shop, there's a big window that you can look inside the kitchen, that's cool!
Can you see the freshly made udon?

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* Posted Jun 6, 2011, 9:51 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Mongkok, Hong Kong - 12th June 2011

By: vivyanhui

Japanese dinner~ so yummy~
After the earthquake, people are afraid to have japanese food,
but actually most of the japanese are not having food from Japan.

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* Posted Jun 25, 2011, 10:44 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Mongkok, Hong Kong - 12th June 2011

By: vivyanhui

Afte dinner, we head off to the dessert shop.
The red one is watermelon juice with sago,
green one is green bean soup with seaweed,
the white one is yuba (bean curd skin) soup with egg.

All these can be served in both cold and hot,
all seems very yummy, I don't know which one to choose!  :o

Finally I choose the green one~ ;)

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* Posted Jun 25, 2011, 10:50 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hong Kong, Hong Kong - 16th June 2011

By: vivyanhui

I had a typical breakfast at the local restaurant,
people here called them "cha charn ten".

I chose noodles with pork and salted vegetables,
even had a hot almond drink! Yummy~
(By the way, I really like the drawings on the cup!)  :p

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* Posted Jul 26, 2011, 10:55 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hong Kong, Central - 17th June 2011

By: vivyanhui

Behind me is the Star Ferry Pier at Central,
you can see there are many commercial buildings here in this district.

The red transport is called "taxi", the fee is counted based on the miles.
Red ones can be found in everywhere,
while green ones only in New Territories,
there are even blue ones,
there are little of them since they are found on Lantau Island only.

Besides me is the 2nd tallest building here,
IFC (International Finance Centre), don't you think I look like King Kong?
Roar~~~~~~~~~~~  B)

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* Posted Jul 26, 2011, 11:09 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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