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Friends and Parties in Biarritz, France

Friends and Parties in Biarritz, France

Loving a city is pretty easy when you have a good friend touring you around. Miguel and I arrived in Biarritz in the morning to the open arms (actually it was double kisses… we were in France after all) of Laurent. He picked us up at the train station and brought us to our Airbnb. He was curious why we were not staying with him and I really didn’t know. I guess I am shy about asking about that kind of stuff. I was still sick and wouldn’t be much fun without a rest but we all headed out to a nice restaurant on the oceanfront. I couldn’t tell you much about it other than it had a window ledge I could rest my head on and the walk back up was a long steep pathway, but I know the view was beautiful.   Beach Parties and €100 Beer After a few hours (I think 5) rest Miguel and I were ready to enjoy this beautiful coastal town. We...

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Heating up in Paris, France

Heating up in Paris, France

The route to our first apartment was an easy one. The Metro in Paris is the best I have ever experienced and so straight forward. The stop popped up only 1 block away and the instructions from our airbnb host were very clear. We dropped our bags in our new place and google’d how to get to the Eiffel tower. My data plan was still mysteriously not working on my phone, even after an entire train ride of troubleshooting during which I got my brother to contact Samsung in Canada for an unlock code. And now that my phone was unlocked the plan itself was providing me only calling and texting, but no data. I was beginning to wonder if I would ever have an easy day. So we screenshot the route via metro and headed out so to not waste away the day, as our time in Paris was limited. Notre Dame Architecture The Metro transfer stop for the Eiffel tower was that of Notre Dame and I...

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Turbulence in London, England

Turbulence in London, England

GET ME ON THE GROUND! Phew! The trip to London was a bit of a bumpy one. Flight from Calgary to London We left Calgary at noon on Saturday with 30 pound backpacks and a dream. Haha! Kidding. I’m not that cliche. We left with 30 pound backpacks and early onset back pain. But we were pretty excited for our 2 month European backpacking trip! The Calgary airport was a breeze, even though Miguel was anxiously sipping his last Tim Hortons coffee. You see, Miguel hates flying… and this was about to be the biggest flight of his life. He had never left Canada before (aside from a few drives over for snowboarding in the states) and his one flight home to New Brunswick sounded like quite a terror show (lights flickering, screaming, and everything). He stood and watched planes come in, asking if they were supposed to be going that fast. I tried to reassure him, while also tease him (because that’s what love is) as we waited...

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The adventurers

Those that bring the journey to your desktop

Sarah Kirkpatrick

Sarah Kirkpatrick

Traveler

  • Photographer 85%
  • Photo Editor 75%
  • Blogger 100%
Miguel D.

Miguel D.

Other Half

  • Eye Candy 100%
  • Heavy Bag Lifter 100%
  • Patience 90%
Jessica B.

Jessica B.

Travel Partner

  • Friend Maker 100%
  • Directions 90%
  • Comic Relief 100%
Shawnna N.

Shawnna N.

Photography Twin

  • Photography 85%
  • Planning 100%
  • Luck With Traffic 20%