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Jan 23, 2018 - Vancouver (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD In mid-July 2017 we signed up for a credit card that includes access to airport lounges around the world, and already we’ve had enough trips to make it very worthwhile. This was the first trip in which we could use the pass for the Plaza Premium Lounge at the Vancouver International Airport. It was a short layover, but we appreciated the quiet atmosphere and the light lunch. It had been an early start to the day and there was a bit of a kerfluffle when our daughter and son in law’s flight home from Phoenix was...

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Oct 10, 2017 - Dubrovnik back to Vancouver

Oct 10, 2017 – and a happy birthday to my dear friend Nancy 𯎉𯎂𯎉 Up before 7am and my alarm, we do the final pack and head downstairs for breakfast and are ready for our taxi service to the airport. We are half an hour early and are first in the check-in line. We are not able to check our bags through to Vancouver as we are landing in London Gatwick and departing from London Heathrow (less than 4 hours later). This has been a source of some sleeplessness and worry and I was hoping we could at least have boarding passes for all flights....

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Sep 15, 2017 - Vancouver - train

15/9/2017 Friday. Vancouver - train I was up and showered by 8am, woke Ian at 9 and checked out at 10. We left our luggage at the hotel and had breakfast at the eatery downstairs, then went to the Tourist Centre where yesterday, the Volunteer who was helping us, and Anne and Ian, had mutual friends in Launceston. Small world! Today we bought tickets for the Vancouver Lookout Tower - $9.50 pp. When we got there, the tickets were $14.50, so it was a good saving, and great 360 degree views of Vancouver and as far as the eye could see. We...

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Sep 14, 2017 - Vancouver

14/9/2017. Vancouver. (Fairmont Hotel, Canada Place) We had a great sleep, and although I could have rolled over for another hour or so, I got up at 7.45am and we were ready to start the day at 8.45am. We had eggs Benedict for breakfast at a small 'health' cafe we passed yesterday, and back to the hotel to finish and post yesterday's journal. We left here about 10am with Anne and Ian, and exchanged voucher for tickets on the Hop on-Hop off bus, and started to see the sights of Vancouver. 237 cruise ships mostly going to Alaska, and 900,000...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Vancouver to London, England

After a wonderful flight on British Airways new Airbus 380, Doris and I arrived at London Heathrow safe & sound. Getting through passport, and picking up our bags was a breeze. After a little searching, we found the correct Hoppa bus to our hotel, the Renaissance Heathrow Hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the beds & duvets, devine. No time for rest quite yet, as I am off back to the airport terminal to catch the Tube underground to Liverpool Station to see my nieces. The Tube is a wonderful way to get around, although a bit pokey because of...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Brisbane - Vancouver

13/9/2017. Brisbane-Los Angeles-Vancouver After going to bed at 11pm and not getting a lot of sleep during the night I (Lorraine) decided to get up at 5am and be done with it. Hazel and Ron picked us up and we were at the airport just after Anne and Ian at 7.15. Checked in and now relaxing after breakfast in the Qantas Club. The plane backed out on time at 10.20, and we were in the air at 10.35. Ian has been panicking for weeks that we'd depart late and miss our connecting flight in Los Angeles - all for nothing! Our seats were great, food...

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Aug 24, 2017 - Amsterdam

We have arrived in Amsterdam and it looks like every Traveler is going through Schiphol. Our arrival was ten minutes early, flying in a somewhat dated Airbus but the seats we had chosen were excellent. There was no gate available for us so we ended up sitting idle for a good thirty minutes. But.......we're here and ready for another long sit to Nairobi in about an hour +. Schiphol is the main International airport of both Holland and the entire country of the Netherlands. People often refer to this country as "Holland" which only represents...

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Aug 23, 2017 - We're on our way....

We are presently at Vancouver airport where I discovered that I had left my well traveled vest in the trunk of Fred's car. I hope this is not an omen, but yes, I will really miss this old standby, which has served me so well during previous trips to Africa. Vancouver International airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, BC, about 12 km from downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (306,799) and passengers (22.3 million) behind Toronto Pearson International airport. The airport made the list...

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Aug 23, 2017 - Start of the journey - sort of!

Well, it's a bit of a staggered start to this particular journey. Bruce is already in Germany & should be on his way to Amsterdam today. He will fly from Amsterdam to Rome on the morning of the 28th. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Lee starts her journey tomorrow by going to Abbotsford for a two-day visit with brother and sister-in-law, and will leave for Rome on the 27th, arriving about an hour and a half later. The plan is for us to meet up at the arrivals area, Terminal 3, at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, where we will be met by a driver from...

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Italy - Finally!

Aug 21, 2017 - Touring Vancouver

Ok. Where did I leave off? No internet again for several days. At this rate I will finish my journal when I am back in Colorado. After our quick trip through Vancouver Island we took the ferry back to Vancouver. My sister and her hubby had a half a day to spend in Vancouver before catching their flight back to Chicago. We were staying in North Vancouver near the Capilano Park and Grouse Mountain. They choose to take the Grouse Mountain Skyride which is a tramway that ascends 2800ft up Grouse Mountain. The top of the mountain is supposed to...

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Aug 15, 2017 - Last day at sea - Arrive Vancouver

Our last day was once again a day at sea. We spent the day meandering down the Inside Passage to reach Vancouver. At times the coastal mountains were far away and other times we had to slow down to pick our way through small islands. It was a great way to end a spectacular experience. I hate to use the old phrase but it certainly applies. This was an once in a life time experience. Everywhere we went the locals would say that they have never seen such beautiful clear skies. The captain, not Steve, even remarked that most of the the...

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Aug 13, 2017 - Vancouver

Vancouver has been voted the second most liveable city behind Melbourne! I think I will support that. I was also told it was the second most expensive city in the world however the internet tells me that Sydney is more expensive that Vancouver. Buying food or dinner is similar as is the exchange which makes it simple. I have been fortunate to have a friend here, Collette who I met on my trip to Rajasthan in 2016. She runs her own catering company and very kindly took a day off to show me around. It really helped to understand the city....

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