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Getting the free bus in Park City, Utah

By on February 16, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Park City runs a free bus service around town and to the ski areas. The bus system works great and we had no issues finding a stop near our hotel (Yarrow) in to town. For Main Street (centre of town) you just stay on to the bus station, which is located on a road parellel […]

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Skiing Canyons, Park City, Utah

By on February 16, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Skiing Canyons, Park City, Utah

Wow… What a difference nearly 20 years makes. Canyons (or Wolf Mountain as I think it was called when I last skied it) has been transformed from a small little ski area frequented mainly by snow boarders to a huge ski area. I can only assume this change is in someway due the Olympics being […]

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Day 2: Off the Canyons Ski Area (formerly Wolf Mountain?), Park City, Utah

By on February 15, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Today we are off to ski The Canyons ski area, which when I last skied it nearly 20 years ago was called Wolf Mountain, I think. Assuming it is the same area I have previously skied then I remember it as a small dark, that is lots of trees, ski area that was full of […]

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Day 1: Skiing Park City Ski Area, Utah

By on February 15, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
Day 1: Skiing Park City Ski Area, Utah

Just finished the first day of skiing on this trip. I last skied Park City nearly 20 years ago and it is funny how the memory plays tricks as I remember Park City as being a huge ski area, however now when I look at it it’s not so big. I think what has happened […]

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Ski Hire – Park City, Utah

By on February 14, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

First day of skiing and the usual problem – getting skis. The hotel – Yarrow Resort and Conference Center – had given us 20% discount vouchers for Aloha Ski Rentals so we thought we would use them. The ski rental shop (two of them) were near the main resort base, which was convenient as it […]

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The drive from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Park City, Utah – part 2 of 2

By on February 14, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The drive from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Park City, Utah – part 2 of 2

Scenery along Interstate 15 was spectacular and I loved the way it was constantly changing. Finally we got to Utah… And then we saw the first snow… Hopefully there will be snow when we get to Park City… The desert was long gone and there was grass! One thing I do like is all the […]

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My most mad ski trip yet?

By on February 11, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

I blame this one on my ‘ski buddy’. At Christmas a certain friend said – “I’m at a conference in Las Vegas for a week in February, then I have a free week, followed by another conference in Las Vegas. Do you fancy joining me to go skiing in that free week?” – I thought […]

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Thaipusam Hindu Festival, Johor Bahru

By on February 3, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Thaipusam Hindu Festival, Johor Bahru

This week was the Thaipusam Festival, and I went to observe the event at the Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple in Johor Bahru on the Monday evening, and again on Tuesday morning. The devotes walk from the Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple to the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple. It was a truly interesting experience… Festival participant […]

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Laksa for breakfast? Then visit the Water Works Laksa House…

By on February 1, 2015 in General with 0 Comments
Laksa for breakfast? Then visit the Water Works Laksa House…

Change of breakfast venues this morning…. Went to the Water Works Laksa House in Johor Bahru. W. W. Laksa House Laksa is a new dish for me. It is a spicy noodle soup made with coconut milk. You can get a full description of Laksa and its origins over at wikipedia. Laksa W. W. Laksa […]

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Piste bashers and bullies…

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Piste bashers and bullies…

Whilst wandering around Niederau I came across the local piste bashers/bullies parked up for the day. They are seriously impressive bits of kit. The tracks are seriously impressive. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings. […]

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