For those of us who didn’t grow up in North America, the words ‘spring break’ don’t really mean very much. In the UK, universities have a reading week in February preceding exams while the school holidays in March are centred around Easter so binge-eating chocolate takes priority over binge-drinking on the beach. In Canada however March-break is synonymous with escape-Winter or all-inclusive sun, sea, and sand.
As I am living in Canada, taking a vacation in March is definitely something I can get behind. Last year I succumbed to the all-inclusive temptations of a spring-break with friends and family (and colleagues!) in Mazatlan, Mexico. A winter getaway is a great way to relieve stress and I do love having travel plans to look forward to – that and I had a pretty decent amount of WestJet dollars burning a hole in my pocket – so I did what any travel-loving teacher would do and booked myself a trip. I have decided to return to the place this blogging journey began; almost seven years ago!
Winnipeg. Yes, you did read that correctly. I am choosing to vacation in Winterpeg, Manisnowba while there is still snow on the ground. Even though the Winnipeg weather is typically so severe in Winter that I could not stand it as a place to settle long-term, Winnipeg does hold a special place in my heart as the first Canadian city that felt a bit like home to me. It certainly has it’s flaws and I am sure I have alluded to some of them in previous posts but I am really looking forward to catching up with good friends, spending some time in a city I know really well, and finally getting around to visiting the museums.
A few things to do (I’m sure I’ll add to it as the trip approaches):
The Museum for Human Rights
Assiniboine Park Zoo – Mainly for the Journey to Churchill exhibit
The WAG (Winnipeg Art Gallery)
I never thought I’d hear myself say this but, I can’t wait to get back to the Peg!