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July 24, 2011 · 4 comments

This is a guest post from Michal Kniec, after completing a History degree in Canada, he decided that a little change of scenery would do him some good and moved across the world to Manchester. Now studying law, he loves to write, cook, and travel as much as possible on this pale blue dot.

It was 4 in the morning, maybe 5, when I got the call from a friend telling me that he’ll visit my home in London, Ontario, Canada within the next few days. Not completely awake, I agreed to show him around and immediately went back to sleep. Waking up a few hours later I realized that I had quite a task ahead of me. He had already been to Canada and I knew that he wanted to see something more than the average tourist. Having lived in my destination, Ontario most of my life I knew my way around and quickly created an itinerary for us to follow. When he arrived I was more than ready, and we both set off on an extra-ordinary trek across the province.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

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This is a guest post by Liah S Thorley is a travel writer and novelist from the UK. She has travelled extensively and particularly enjoys history and the arts.

The vastness of Canada is enough to boggle the mind, yet sitting next to its louder neighbour the USA, its quiet natural beauty can sometimes be overshadowed. I’d been studying in the USA and had a couple of spare weeks before going back to university in the UK. My time wouldn’t stretch to see the whole country so I had to be selective. The decision was easy – I was heading out West to British Columbia.

Now anyone who is or has been a student knows how hard it is to make ends meet, so you know what I mean when I say I was on the skimpiest budget I have ever had to make do on. I bought the cheapest flight to Vancouver I could find, threw my clothes in my bag and hopped across the border.

BC aka British Columbia

BC aka British Columbia

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From the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, the Himalayas to the Andes, check out ten of the best adventure destinations in the world.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a remarkable list of credits. The extraordinary body of water in south Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast and the Buryat Republic, is 25 million years old and 1.7 km deep – no other lake comes close. Lake Baikal contains more than 20% of the planet’s unfrozen surface freshwater and over 1,000 genera of endemic flora and fauna. For a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Lake Baikal, most visitors start off in Moscow and fly to the city of Irkutsk.

Lake Baikal

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