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Day 5 Jamaica Trip April 2024

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 Today my friends aunt was coming to pick us up at 10. I went for breakfast at 9:30. My friend was there earlier and she got some plantains today but they weren’t very ripe. Breakfast was the same as yesterday for me so I didn’t take any pictures. In the morning I did call for some bottles of water to my room but it was too early I learned I could get some at the buffet.  My friends aunt was delayed so had time to sit at the coffee shop. This was the view from the coffee area. We chatted with security and the taxi driver at the hotel for awhile before we left. We didn’t leave the hotel until 12. My friends aunt got proper plantains we ate it in the car. Today we decided to go to Ocho Rios. I have never been there and it is not that far from where we are staying. We have a driver booked for tomorrow to take us around the area and Bob Marley house tour. My friends aunt wanted Pizza Hut we stopped in a plaza that had KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Last time I was in Jamaica I saw the plan

Visiting Vancouver February 2023

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I moved from Vancouver to Ottawa in June. My stop in Vancouver was to see my friends and family before going on a vacation to Vegas. When I left Ottawa there was freezing rain. I used to say I take rain everywhere I go but it was beautiful in Vancouver. It was so nice to not have to dress for winter. I appreciate this mild weather so much more now. Although Ottawa has had a mild winter this year I have learned by falling that you cannot go out even for a few minutes without boots in winter vs Vancouver no boots needed at all. I had to leave room in my luggage for my boots and changed shoes at the airport.  I have only owned carry on luggage before so I invested in Solgaard luggage with a built in lock and closet. It was very worth it I felt safer being able to lock my suitcase and with a AirTag I knew where it was. I put the suitcase against the hotel room door for a bit of extra protection being a single female even if it only helped a little it made me feel safer. It was so easy to p