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The Vasa, Stockholm

On Sunday August 10th, 1628, the Vasa set sail on her maiden voyage. She was the gleaming new pride and joy of the Swedish Navy, and three years of construction had brought her to this point. The crowds cheered as … Continue reading

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Record Lows Bring Winter Wonderland

Yesterday was officially the coldest January 13th on record here in this part of Ontario. Temperatures surpassed the previous minimum, originally set in 1918 and matched in 2004 (which was incidentally less than a fortnight after I moved here). At … Continue reading

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Britain’s Oldest Road: The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway, often dubbed the Oldest Road in Britain, is a prehistoric track that has been frequented by travellers, merchants, cattle herders and even armies for more than 5000 years. Originally it was a series of routes that extended over … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Hawaii

If you’ve read any of my recent posts on the different characters of the various Hawaiian islands, you’ll know that’s where I spent the run up to Christmas last year. Yet of all the strange and wonderful things I saw … Continue reading

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Chicago Skyscrapers

I’ve been to Chicago twice, and it remains one of my top North American cities. There’s so much to see and do there: Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, go see the Cubs or the White Sox, the Field Museum, the … Continue reading

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Oahu, Hawaii’s Gathering Place

Each of the Hawaiian islands has its own distinct character, I was told. And this time last year, I discovered for myself that this is indeed true. I began my Hawaiian adventure on Kauai, the Garden Island, before continuing on … Continue reading

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Las Vegas at Night

I don’t do gambling. I just don’t get it. But Las Vegas is a pretty spectacular place, as long as you don’t look too deeply. Especially at night, when the yellow and gold lights of the Strip shine out across … Continue reading

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