February 27, 2005
Upcoming trips: skiing in Quebec,
learning Spanish in Cuba and exploring New York City!
So what’s coming up for me travel-wise in the next few months?
Well, I am getting excited since there are a few things on the
calendar over the next 2 months! It feels like I have been in town
too long and I definitely have a bit of cabin fever right now. The
fact that it’s deep winter around here isn’t helping….
The first thing on my plate is a ski week in the Eastern Townships
in Quebec. My husband and I are going to go to a lovely condo at
Club Vacances Magog near Lake Mephremagog in South-Eastern Quebec.
From there we’ll have easy access to 4 decent ski areas: Mount
Orford, Bromont, Owl’s Head and Jay Peak in Vermont on the
US side of the border. I am really looking forward to skiing since
we haven’t skied in a couple of years and this area offers
quite a bit of choice. In addition, the Eastern townships are supposed
to be very scenic, with historic Quebecois villages, excellent cuisine
and a variety of activities. Naturally I will file reports from
my ski vacation.
I am also making good strides on my trip to Cuba. Those of you
that have read my blogs know that I love the Spanish language and
that I have been planning a Cuba trip for a while. As it looks right
now I will be flying out to Havana on April 1 with a return date
of April 17. I’ll be studying Spanish half-days from Monday
to Friday for 2 weeks at the University of La Habana. The even greater
thing is that I will have the afternoons and 2 weekends to explore
the city and surrounding countryside. I am definitely planning to
spend one weekend in Pinar del Rio province in the Valle of Vinales
which supposedly has outstanding physical beauty. I am thinking
of either bringing along an old bike or renting one cheap in Havana
so I can boot around locally and get a bit exercise while I am at
In May, my husband and I will hopefully make it for a few days
to New York City. I am very excited about this since I haven’t
been to NYC in about 10 years. New York City is just such a cosmopolitan
hub with vibrancy and excitement pumping through its urban veins.
It’s probably the epitomy of the urban metropolis and I have
been dreaming for a long time to make it back to good old New York.
I am juggling a few things on the schedule right now, but I really
hope we can squeeze in 4 or 5 days in New York City some time in
May, which will be a perfect time.
Spring time in New York. I can’t wait.
Here is my New York City budget accommodation guide - bed
Here is my New York City budget accommodation guide - small
Here is my New York City budget accommodation guide - hostels.
Read my first travelogue
of our ski trip to Quebec.
Read my second travelogue
of our ski trip to Quebec.
Read about the reasons why I chose Cuba
for my language study trip.
Read the first of my 16
live travel reports from Cuba.
Read the first of my 7
live travel reports from New York City.