Escape to Norway 2016- London Day 2

Our second day in London was just as eventful as the first, maybe even more so. Once again, it was a long day of walking. We prefer to walk rather than use the “tube”, taxis or the bus because we get to see so many amazing sights on the way. After all, sometimes, it’s more about the journey than the final destination. You get to see all the little side streets, and the quaint antique shops lining those streets. You get to see the neighbourhoods of London, the small city parks, and the various restaurants and cafes reflecting the city’s culture. We started the day off with a walk to the famous British Museum. This involved a walk down Shaftesbury Avenue, which is a very busy street in London. Here, you can find many different theatres and it almost seems like the heart of London’s popular culture. It also marks…

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Escape to Norway 2016- London Day 1

And that’s officially a wrap to my London/Norwegian vacation for this summer! The fjords absolutely took my breath away and all the land exploring we did certainly didn’t disappoint either. What did disappoint was definitely the weather. The cruise made 9 stops in Norway and it rained for pretty much 7 of the ports of call. To make things worse, it wasn’t just a little drizzle; it was sheets of rain, and often times, we walked back to the cruise ship completely soaked. However, despite the bad weather and all, I got to experience the real Norway: rain, cloudy skies, and cold temperatures. Everything was so serene, and the peace of being in the fjords was such a refreshing breath of air from all the stress of our lives. I loved every minute of the trip and I would definitely be up for a journey back. 3 full days were spent touring…

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Discover Yoga: A Road to Self-Discovery

yoga (noun): a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation Now that summer is underway, I’ve had a lot more free time for myself recently and I’ve decided to devote all that free time to improving my well-being and really finding myself. It’s all about self-discovery and both spiritual and physical health. Throughout the year, we are so focused on work, and on checking all our “to-dos” off on the list. We spend hours seated at the desk, hunched over a computer, as we move from task to task, trying to force ourselves to work as quickly as we can. We rush off to meetings, or to run daily errands, rarely having a chance to really stop and take a breather. Discovering yoga was like discovering myself again, and…

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10 things to say “Oui” to in Paris!

I’m so incredibly in love with Paris. I mean, how can you not be? The cobblestone streets. The sound of the Parisian accent wherever you go. The croissants and espressos. The Eiffel Tower as your background. I could never get sick of the City of Lights. I’ve already visited it twice in the last 5 years, however, I still have this urge to keep going back. There’s so much to do in Paris, no matter what kind of “taste” for activities you have. The first time I was in Paris, it was strictly for sightseeing. 1:00 pm: Visit Eiffel Tower. 4:00 pm: Visit Arc de Triomphe. It was running from tourist attraction to tourist attraction, baguette in hand, while on the road. The second time in Paris was incredibly different. It was all about lounging in a chair, sipping on some coffee and watching the hustle and bustle of Parisian…

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Summer 2016 Norwegian Getaway

Hey everybody! It’s been quite a long while since I’ve written a post on lifewithjulia. My work load has been absolutely insane and to be quite honest, I’ve been a little stumped about what to write. The ol’ writer’s block,  you could say. However, I’m back with a post about my tentative summer 2016 plans! I hope you guys all have your summer plans “in the works” as well! When planning this trip, my family and I were a little indecisive. Stay home? Road trip to other places in Canada? Iceland? More countries in Europe? We just weren’t too sure about where to fly to. Then, we found the Norwegian Fjords cruise line and we fell in love with it, one fjord (and one Norwegian Viking) at a time. As always, we’ll be embarking on a Princess cruise because we’re all members of their established Captain’s Circle. The more we cruise…

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