March 15 Youtube video
It’s O V E R, my least favourite part of a TV. show called "just for laugh gags" at the end of each episode they say "it’s over,and I never want the show to end and the same goes for my winter holidays. Time to get back to work, to the job I love and I enjoy the people I work for. I decided to take this winter off without pay. For my friends around the world just check it out, link for laughs gags, you will see what I mean.
I often get asked what is my favorite country in the world, my answer is I love the whole world and all the people on this great planet of ours.
Cheers and I am so grateful to all new people I met and the friends that joined me while traveling this year; Lorraine, Josh, Kevin, Ann, Adrienne, Gabriela, Antony, Yossitt, Jason, Sal, Desman, Dean, Joe, Norm, Darlene, Jayne, John, Fernando, Terry, Susan, Paola so many more ! a big thanks to Ricardo the guy that robed me, first time for me but I laughed when I first realized that I got ripped off. I trust everyone still; however I did learn my lesson and feel a bit foolish.
Thanks to all my video camera operators mostly strangers that I met, no one took off and ran with my camera,
which shows that most people can be trusted.
Some good bloopers-videos; the first one is where I bought everyone a drink in a local Mexican bar, everyone was picking on a guy they called Ricky Martin just for fun. The second video is where my friend
Paola said that us Canadians are crazy but you will see that she only meant I am crazy we had such a good laugh together.
Youtube video Ricky Martin and Youtube video Crazy me, she did not mean all Canadians
I made it to Cuba twice again this winter. Cuba has a special place in my heart I just love the people there and it always feels safe. We like to hand out candy, coloring books, toys and clothing the locals are trusting and really appreciate it.
The first video you will see me hand out candies to the children on the streets and yes their parents are nearby watching and most of the time they will come over and take some too. In the second video you will see some off the
old cars driving down the road.
Youtube video handing out candies and Youtube video old cars in Havana Cuba
I was also in Panama twice this winter, special love for this Country too. There is always so much to see and do. The city is modern, it was easy for me to find good deals on food and accommodations, even when it was two days before Carnival I found a 4 star hotel for $66.00 a night. I could not believe the rate, when I checked it out 2 hours later the rate went up to $88.00 a night. I found it on Booking buddy (hotel El Panama).
I also like the Transit in Panama. They have busses that look like lit up school buses, they remind me of party buses; however, they are not, you will see in this video what I mean.
Youtube video Panama city public bus
This video is a simulation of the Panama Canal; it really feels like you are operating the ship.
Youtube Video Panama Canal simulation
San Felipe Panama city, I’ve been coming here the past two years and can’t believe the big changes in this area. They have restored the old buildings that once looked like they were going to collapse at anytime. The area is looking amazing with all the improvements and many tourist like to come visit. This video I will show you how they restore the old to the new.
Youtube video San Felipe Panama city
Panama Carnival, one of the reasons I went to Panama is I wanted to take some videos of Carnival in two small towns Las Tablas and Pedasi but I could not find a room so I ended up in Panama city to see Carnival it was not
the same, more locals in the small towns but still had a great time in the city.
Youtube video Panama city Carnival
I was in Mexico 3 times this winter. I went to Puerto Vallarta for my 1st time. I only spent a couple of days there but check out the street show in this video.
Youtube video street fire show
I took a bus about 5 hours south of Puerto Vallarta to Barra Navidad, Mexico to visit my friends Terry and
Susan. I met so many wonderful people there, I will be back. It was a great time, cheers!
This video was taken at our friends Darlene’s restaurant/bar and hotel Luna Y Coyote; you will see she is camera shy trying to run away or maybe she just wanted to dance? Darlene also mentioned she may turn her place into a hostel next season.
Youtube video Darlene’s restaurant/bar and hotel Luna Y Coyote
Now I have two websites, to help fellow travelers, find the best travel deals ever.
I have been traveling for the past 18 years and I've only been blogging for only the past 10 years, some of my amazing trips, A road trip from Calgary, Canada to Panama City, Panama, when I got back to Canada, I did another road trip across Canada with an old buddy of mine I grew up with in Toronto, Canada, I wrote my blogs about the road trips from fall 2015 to fall 2016 (Archived) it was an amazing year off work.