Year: 2009

By Ali Karim

Puerto Vallarta Dec 2009

Puerto Vallarta Dec 2009 Took a short vacation to Puerto Vallarta (PV); Mexico. PV is located on the west coast of Mexico, and so is on the Atlantic ocean. It is a popular tourist spot for North Americans and many actually live there full time or part time as snow birds. The town of PV…

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By Ali Karim

Bulgaria Sept 2009

Bulgaria Sept 2009 I had a business trip to Sofia, Bulgaria, & Dilshad had come with me, so planned a few days touring of Bulgaria after completing the work assignment; We started in Sofia, and rented a car for this purpose, and drove into southern Bulgaria to explore some interesting areas. Sofia itself is an…

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By Ali Karim

Tofino, July 2009

Went to visit Dilshad’s mother who lives in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. Then took her to visit Dishad’s brother, Zul, and his partner, Perlita, who lives in Tofino, also on Vancouver Island. Tofino is towards the the north-western tip of Vancouver Island, and is a nature/tourist area for nature, and the vast Atlantic ocean. To get…

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By Ali Karim

Turkey May 2009

For Dilshad’s birthday, we planned a trip to Turkey. Arrived and landed in Istanbul, and spent a few days visiting this old city that straddles Europe and Asia. It is a very cosmopolitan and tolerant place, where Islam is the major religion. In Istanbul, we visited the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofia, the Topkapi palace,…

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