Andrew's Journal

Meaningful Meetings

Mar
09

So this weekend I was in New York City again. I could easily talk about the wonderful food, the beautiful sights, the amazing random street performances (like those in the videos below) or any number of other things. But those aren't what made this weekend special. This weekend I was able to simultaneously meet up with three of my best friends from university, two of whom I hadn't even seen for almost ten years (although the internet has helped keep in touch). The fact that we were in one of my favorite cities taking advantage of the opportunities available was simply a bonus.

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Mount Washington

Feb
28

Originally having planned to go skiing this weekend, that plan fell through due to lack of commitment from anyone else. Luckily, similar lack of commitment freed up space on a trip with the Alpine Club of Canada to Mount Washington, New Hampshire (USA) and they were happy to let me join them.

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Pushing Through

Feb
23

Ever have one of those weekends where all your plans go wrong? Multiple plane flights delayed? Ferry to even reach the airport violently buffeted by winds and unable to dock for almost an hour (luckily we've already mentioned the plane delays)? Large snow dump followed by frigid temperatures and high winds cancelling your original plans? Friends, having expected you to be busy, already having other plans? Chest deep snow once you do actually get out? All of the above and more in one weekend?

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Silver Linings

Oct
28

As they say, all clouds have a silver lining. On my way back from Tanzania, my flight out of Amsterdam was delayed due to very high winds over Europe. Even once we were able to take off, the flight time was increased due to flying at reduced altitude into the wind. Sounds horrible, right?

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Safari Day 7: Tangire

Oct
27

Previous entry.

The dreaded final day. All things must come to an end and today is the end of this wonderful trip.

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Safari Day 4: Serengeti

Oct
24

Previous entry.

Today was a day quality over quantity. An injured black mamba, feeding vultures and eagles, a pack of mongoose, lions basking on rocks, acrobatic bateleur eagles, bat-eared foxes, another leopard, oh...and the wildebeest migration. I guess I lied--today was a day of quality and quantity.

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Safari Day 3: Serengeti with Balloon Safari

Oct
23

Previous entry.

Our fist full day in the Serengeti. We started with a sunrise balloon ride over the plains (with a few issues causing sunrise itself to happen under our feet...) where we saw lots of animals from a unique perspective. This was followed by a full English breakfast with sparkling wine served on the plains of the Serengeti, with zebra and a few other animals slowly strolling by. Despite the technical issues, a quite fun way to spend the morning.

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