Category Archives: travel

The Real Cuba

I visited a resort in a rural area of Cuba in April. The tourist experience was deluxe, but there were glimpses of the real Cuba. En route to the resort in a modern bus (manufactured in China), we passed a

The Real Cuba

I visited a resort in a rural area of Cuba in April. The tourist experience was deluxe, but there were glimpses of the real Cuba. En route to the resort in a modern bus (manufactured in China), we passed a

Tourist Cuba

In my part of the world, when you get sick of winter, you head for a sun holiday in Florida USA, Cuba or the Dominican Republic. Retired “snowbirds” spend several months in Florida; working folks choose a week or two

Tourist Cuba

In my part of the world, when you get sick of winter, you head for a sun holiday in Florida USA, Cuba or the Dominican Republic. Retired “snowbirds” spend several months in Florida; working folks choose a week or two

From Hotels to Homes

In the past 18 months, I’ve visited Toronto 4 times and stayed in 4 different Airbnbs. The bed-and-breakfast where Rom and I used to stay downtown has permanently closed. Their rate was about 175 CDN including all taxes. Before that,

From Hotels to Homes

In the past 18 months, I’ve visited Toronto 4 times and stayed in 4 different Airbnbs. The bed-and-breakfast where Rom and I used to stay downtown has permanently closed. Their rate was about 175 CDN including all taxes. Before that,

Bath Time

I prepared for our two days in Bath UK by reading more Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was set mostly among Bath’s glitterati circa 1799, while the mature heroine of Persuasion declined to live with her family in Bath (around 1813)

Bath Time

I prepared for our two days in Bath UK by reading more Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was set mostly among Bath’s glitterati circa 1799, while the mature heroine of Persuasion declined to live with her family in Bath (around 1813)

Beginning in Bristol

In which we intrepidly explore the riverside city of Bristol, UK

Beginning in Bristol

In which we intrepidly explore the riverside city of Bristol, UK

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Accounting for: October

October is old news now. Since I ended the month away from home, this is my first chance to reflect and to catch up with all of you. Thanks to everyone who checked my homepage, or your feeds, for my

Accounting for: October

October is old news now. Since I ended the month away from home, this is my first chance to reflect and to catch up with all of you. Thanks to everyone who checked my homepage, or your feeds, for my

A Day Each

Rom and I had two full days in London this month, plus parts of our arrival and departure days. We decided we would each plan a full day of activities, and the other would agree and go along with whatever

A Day Each

Rom and I had two full days in London this month, plus parts of our arrival and departure days. We decided we would each plan a full day of activities, and the other would agree and go along with whatever

Brighton Does Rock!

If you’ve never been to Brighton, UK, it’s a seaside resort town famous for its beach, pier, unique shopping lanes and gay culture. It’s only an hour by train from London and much closer by car from Rom’s family home.

Brighton Does Rock!

If you’ve never been to Brighton, UK, it’s a seaside resort town famous for its beach, pier, unique shopping lanes and gay culture. It’s only an hour by train from London and much closer by car from Rom’s family home.

London Peak Experience

One of my aims on this trip to London was to see some of the newer skyscrapers up close, and to have a special meal at one of them. The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater only offer public access and restaurants

London Peak Experience

One of my aims on this trip to London was to see some of the newer skyscrapers up close, and to have a special meal at one of them. The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater only offer public access and restaurants