My MUST DOs when I travel (part 3)

Check out part 1 and part 2. Now we’re on to the nerdiest part of them all:

Alright guys. Ghost walks.

Look, I don’t care who you are or what you believe, a ghost walk will always be a blast. If you believe, maybe you’ll see something! If you don’t, maybe you’ll get some good exercise and reward yourself with a Hot Toddy afterwards. I, personally, have always believed in ghosts, despite the fact that nothing had ever really happened to me and that the older I get, the more I think it’s all a bit of a crock. Still…combine ghost stories and a walking tour and I’m pretty much in heaven. Plus: you get to learn some really cool history about the city you’re in!

Haunted Walks Ottawa is a tour I’ve gone on three different times, and each time I go I learn something interesting about the city and have a great time. Definitely worth checking out if you’re visiting or live inCanada’s capital!

I went on the Tour Guys ghost walk in Toronto last Halloween and had a great time. I learnt some interesting stuff about the city, and our guide was fantastic.

The London Ghost Walk is a MUST DO. Like, guys, just trust me on this. Our guide, Richard Jones, was just frigging fantastic. Over-the-top theatrical, but for whatever reason, it totally worked. I mean, this is London. Old and full of history and ghosts…he was great and it was fantastic. Plus, he’d answer any questions you had and is a general fountain of knowledge when it comes to the history of the city. It was awesome. Like, I’d pay him serious bucks to take me on a 6-hour tour all over the city.

Even tiny Hobart has a ghost tour of their old penitentiary chapel. Even though it was something I wouldn’t normally be into (I’d rather tour a bunch of things than one location) it was cheap and an hour long, so I figured “why not?” It was SO INTERESTING! The guide seemed like we were kind’ve bugging him, but I guess he’s been giving this tour every other night for a few years now, so it wasn’t really anything too exciting to him. The tour was entirely in the dark (he gave us a couple lanterns) and we got to go into old cells and see where all sorts of terrible stuff went down. It was honestly the creepiest tour I’ve ever been on and one of my favourites. It. Was. Awesome. Everyone should go toTasmania, and if they end up in Hobart (which, really, why wouldn’t you check out awesome Hobart?) they should go on this tour. BAM.


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