Hi there and welcome back to the blog! Today I’ll be sharing with you yet another interesting place that I discovered right here in Quebec. When I visited Kingston, Ontario during the summer we ended up actually taking a guided tour through the Kingston Penitentiary (stay tuned for a full blog post about that coming soon) and it was probably one of the funnest things we did on that whole trip. After that, it got me wondering if there were any old, abandoned prisons closer to me that I could go explore and get some pictures of. I recently discovered the Old Prison of Trois Rivieres which can be found only about 1h30 away from where I live so today I’ll be sharing with you a few pictures from that as well as a little bit of the history of the prison. Enjoy!
Another month and yet another Universal Yums box to review. This month we’re embarking on a journey to the European country of Belgium who are widely known for their decadent chocolate, waffles, and of course, beer. Once under the rule of the Netherlands, Belgium broke free from that in 1830 and became their own separate nation. They created their own culture and made their country a place that was distinctively their own. Though Belgium is quite a small country in size, it makes up for with their delicious snacks, stunning architecture, and unique culture. Let’s hop right into all of these chocolates and waffles that we have to try this month.
For the longest time, every time I was driving on the highway, I would see the tourist signs showing the way for the Saint Benedict Abbey. Every time I saw these signs, I would make a mental note to look the place up whenever I had the chance and it always seemed to slip my mind. When I finally got around to researching what this place was and what it was all about, I was so stunned to see how beautiful the architecture of this abbey was and how close it was to where I live. So on an overly too hot day in September I made my way to the Saint Benedict Abbey and so I’ll be sharing with you today some of the photos that I took while I was here and also a bit of information about the place so that you can plan your own trip here as well.
With Halloween upon us, I’ve decided to put together another spooky related post. Today I’ll be sharing with you a few hotels around the world that you can stay in that are said to be haunted. Do you have what it takes to spend the night in any of these places?
Welcome back to our second month of Universal Yums, where we try snacks from a different country each month. For the month of September, we’re embarking on a trip to Pakistan. Pakistan has been in the news for quite a while regarding the war and violence that has plagued the country for years. Though it is something that needs to be talked about and acknowledged, it also needs to be known that aside from all of that, Pakistan is a diverse country not only in it’s food but also in it’s culture and surroundings. It is home to the only fertile desert in the world as well as mountain ranges and flowing rivers. It also has a wide variety of snack options and since it is so close in proximity to India, a lot of the snacks in this month’s box are a great mixture between Middle Eastern, Pakistani, and Western influenced treats.
Now that it’s finally fall, the temperatures have dropped and we’re living through the spookiest month of the year, I’ve put together a little travel bucket list that not only combines my love of travel but also my love of anything and everything horror and Halloween related. All of these places on this list are not only creepy and give off serious Halloween vibes, but they are also locations that have inspired some of the best horror movies out there. So sit back with your pumpkin spiced latte and your over sized sweaters and enjoy this bucket list that will make you want to start planning your own horror related trip.