Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quebec City Canada

21 September

Dear Travelers,

Before I go home in the Philippines on the 22nd we are going to spend some time in Quebec City. It is the walled city perched above the St. Lawrence River on rocky Cap Diamant. Dominated by the venerable castle-like hotel Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Old Quebec is the heart and soul of this resolutly French-Canadian city. Founded just over 400years ago by Samuel de Champlain, historic Quebec is the only remaining walled city in America north of Mexico; it became a World Heritage Site in 1985.

Make your way up to Terrasse Dufferin, the boardwalk promenade overlooking the St. Lawrence. Stroll the cobblestone streets, past quaint old houses and chic boutiques. Pause for coffee or an aperitiff at one of the inviting outdoor cafe's catching the weakening rays of the autumn sun.

See you there..

Rinell :-)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

St. John's Newfoundland Canada

16-17 September

Dear Travelers,

Another day for us to travel St. John's Newfoundland, it is named by John Cabot when he visited on the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist in 1497, St. John's would not become a permanent settlement until the 17th century. The naturally sheltered harbor is back-dropped by steep hills lined with bright-hued houses and the massive Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. A walk up historic Signal Hill is rewarded by excellent views of this appealing seaport, capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This historic site is considered as the birth place of the Information Age. Here, in 1901, Italian inventor Marconi received the first wireless transatlantic signal.

See you there...

Rinell :-)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I'm here in Greenland! "Ilulissat"

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09 September

Dear Travelers,

I'm here in "Ilulissat" it is the third largest settlement in Greenland with a population of 4,453. Ilulissat is also Greenland's most popular tourist destination on account of its proximity to the picturesque Illulissat Icefjord, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Inuit settlements have existed in the area of the icefjord for at least three thousand years. The modern town was founded in 1741 by missionary Danish Poul Egede for trader Jakob Severin who had an established trading lodge in the area.

I drove a zodiac along with the icebergs on my side, icy wind blowing gently to my face and I'm dancing to the music of ice ice baby! I can't wait to upload my new video blog and share the experience with the ice..

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Truly yours,

Rinell :-)

Friday, September 07, 2012

Northern Lights

07 September 2012

Dear Travelers,

Let me talk about the Northern Lights, Aurora curtains occur in the upper atmosphere between 80-320km (50-200 miles) above earths surface and are particularly prevalent in the area surrounding the Labrador Coast along the arctic circle. Over the Magnetic North Pole earth's magnetic field concentrates and channels electrons, creating the pattern of light associated with the Aurora. Colors emitted are mostly reds and greens. However, Auroral displays are infinitely varied shifting and changing constantly.

Rinell :-)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Arctic Polar Plunge

06 September 2012

Dear Travelers,

I couldn’t believe that I did Polar Plunge in the Arctic for the first time in my life! I’m wearing a life jacket because I can’t swim, it will save me from drowning and sudden shock. The moment that I step on the diving platform and about ready to jump the guy told me not to wear it because it is dangerous, I have no choice, I waited for the line, without thinking I take off my life jacket and jump!! The rest is history!
Coming out from the water and making up to the ladder is critical, I used every single energy to paddle myself and try to swim hoping that I could make it. I can’t feel my body, all I was thinking is to save myself from drowning and the moment I touched the handle of the ladder I feel my power, excitedly climbing up and from the top of the platform I yelled from the top of my lungs... YEAAHHH...
My fear of swimming suddenly got lost from the freezing cold water of the Arctic along with the icebergs on the side. I still couldn’t believe myself that I made it, I’m so proud. I will remember this for the rest of my life.

Rinell :-)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Expedition Mode "Somerset Island NORTHWEST PASSAGE"

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Dear Travelers,

For the first time in my life I experience snow while driving a zodiac and hiking in the mountains of Somerset Island, touching my face and my skin delicately.. I was sitting and meditating with the serene ambiance of the picturesque view of the place. I was also running pretending I was been chase by a polar bear, don't worry I'm safe because one of the Expedition Team is always carrying a weapon that only will distract the bear and not to kill them.. I hope ?

Rinell :-)

5th day of Expedition "Johansen Bay"

29 August

Hello Travelers,

I'm so very busy with my activities and now is the chance for me to write my daily travel blog. Last day August 29 I visited Johansen Bay it is a bay in the region of Nunavut, the country of Canada with an average elevation of -138 feet below sea level. The location is sparsely populated with 0 people per mile2

Rinell :-)