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Hometown: Port Alberni, Canada
Join Date: June 11, 2007
Contributions: oriel has written about 171 places, shared 1,397 photos, left 264 comments, and smiled 356 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Swift Current, Canada
dream destination
swift current
South Africa
dream destination
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, read French, some Spanish
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
It will have to be three (1)Boat trip on the Sangker River from Battambang to Siem Reap, Cambodia (12 hours)during the dry season.(2)Marching around the foot of Edinburgh Castle with 10,000 other pipers and drummers at Millenium pipefest (3)Driving from Luang Prabang through the Hmong mountain-top villages to Phonsavan and the mysterious Plain of Jars in North-Central Laos.
borrowed quotes:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ~Mark Twain (from Malena23)
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"From childhood's hour I have not been as others were
I have not seen as others saw
I could not bring my passions from a common spring
From the same source I have not taken my sorrow
I could not awake my heart to joy at the same tone
And all I loved - I loved alone"

E.A.Poe (from Aquedita)

BREATHES there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
'This is my own, my native land!'
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd
As home his footsteps he hath turn'd
From wandering on a foreign strand? - sir walter scott
spocklogic says:
Posted on: Apr 14, 2016
Hummingbird says:
You are always so very welcome! I do try to come back each year.... oh, wait, you were talking about the real hummingbirds. hehe I hope you bd was super sweet and all your wishes came true!! :)
Posted on: Apr 19, 2014
X_Drive says:
Thanks for the smile!! Here's a big one right bak at you! :D
Posted on: Apr 19, 2014
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oriel's Travel Blogs

Train trip to Saskatchewan Winter 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Taking off to visit our grand-children again. This time by train through the frozen landscape of the Canadian prairie …
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Travel Inspired Poetry - Poetry Inspired Travel
Apr 28, 2011 – Nov 21, 2013
I have visited many places that were the settings for poems I have read. Other places have inspired poets and lyricists to comp…
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Port Alberni, BC, Canada
Sep 23, 2007 – May 19, 2012
An introduction to some of the things I enjoy about my home town, Port Alberni - situated in the forests of central Vancouver I…
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oriel's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Gravelbourg, Canada
I'm not sure that Parisian coffee-house culture was what the French-speaking religious orders ha…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Regina, Canada
We've stayed at the Wingate twice and will return. It is located on the corner of Broad Street a…
Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Regina, Canada
At about $21.00 per person, it's not cheap but when you see the variety and taste the quality, y…