Friday, April 21, 2017

Past POIs - Capri Chairlift [Capri, Italy]

During our trip to Italy, Capri was one of our destinations once we figured things out while we were there and if you happen to visit Capri, definitely make your way to the Chairlift if you can because it is definitely worth it for the view and the experience.

I'm not sure what the cost is now, but back in 2013, it cost 10 euros for a roundtrip ticket. The lift itself takes about 15 minutes and it goes from Piazza Vittoria to Monte Solaro. You get dropped off at the top and you can wander the area before taking the lift back down.

The chairlift was built in 1952 by engineer Uliscia and was overhauled in 1998 before re-opening to the public again in 1999. It has 156 chairs and all the chairs are solo chairs (room for one) and you are held in place by a bar that you can literally raise and lower on your own.

For more information visit their website at

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Past POIs - Queen's University Belfast [Belfast, Northern Ireland]

Built in 1845, Queen's University Belfast has a very nice looking main building which unfortunately we weren't able to visit since we just happened to wander into it while we were in Belfast. It is actually one of United Kingdom's 10 oldest universities and ranked in the top 50 of the world's most international universities.

If you are interested, you can actually book a tour or just wander around on your own. Have a look at their website at for more information.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Past POIs - Wilderness Tours [Ottawa, Ontario]

In 2010, a few of my friends and myself went to go white water rafting at Wilderness Tours in Ottawa, Ontario.

Due to the distance from Toronto, we decided that we would drive there, stay the night, do the white water rafting and head home afterwards. There are a variety of accommodations available on site and surprising a fairly decent amount of things to do if you aren't rafting. I recall a climbing wall, basketball court, bungee jumping, a large outdoor chess board to name a few.

With our stay, dinner was provided and again surprising good. It wasn't a large meal, but it was well made and well enjoyed.

You do wake up pretty early to go rafting since they bring you to the launch site, find the appropriate fitted helmet and life jacket and you are off. It took most of the day and there is a lunch included and there is a jump-off point for those interested where you can jump off a 15-20 foot cliff.

Fairly fun experience and I would recommend it for anyone who is interested. And yes, we did lose a number of people, as you can see in the picture below, our raft was almost perpendicular with the water.

Visit the official site at

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