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T.O. History Revisited - Toronto Island (1)

By Bruce Bell Bruce Bell is the history columnist for the Bulletin, Canada’s largest community newspaper. He sits on the board of the Town of York Historical Society and is the author of two books ‘Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbo ... Read more

Austria Travel: A Hike in the Raabklamm River Gorge

May 1 is a public holiday in Austria – Labour Day. On this gorgeous summer-like day, my brother, sister-in-law and I decided to go for a local hike in my home province of Styria. Our destination was the Raabklamm (Raab River Gorge), a wil ... Read more

Aboriginal Cuisine at Sweetgrass

As always, I like to focus on unconventional travel ideas and experiences, and food is part of this experience. So before I left for Ottawa I called up the ByWard Market Business Improvement Association to find out about any interesting din ... Read more

A Map of India and India's Major Destinations

Located in Southern Asia, India is the seventh largest country in terms of area and the second most populated country in the world. India offers unique and beautiful landscapes such as mountain ranges in the north and deep jungles in the so ... Read more

Caribbean Travel: Exploring the Large Islands - Cuba, the Dominican Re ...

For many people living in northern climates in places like Canada, the United States and northern Europe, winter is the season where we just want to get away from the cold and darkness. At this time of year we all start to long for warm wea ... Read more

The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and Sunil Gupta's Phot ...

My schedule in Ottawa this past weekend was extremely compressed, but there was one place I wasn’t going to miss: the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. As a person with no formal background, yet a keen interest in the visual ar ... Read more

A Driving Tour of Lake Chapala: Mexcala Island, Chapala Town, Ajijic

I had enjoyed my personal tour through “El Centro Cultural El Refugio” in Tlaquepaque and gotten good insight into the historical and artistic highlights of this Guadalajara neighbourhood. Now it was 3:30 pm and it was time for an out-o ... Read more

Ottawa River: Mating in the Wild and Other Diversions

On July 23 and 24 my friend Leslie and I went on a weekend adventure: a learn-how-to-kayak weekend on the Ottawa River. We had a great time, combining sports and relaxation on a weekend away from the city. As you know, wherever I am, I kee ... Read more

The Weather in Montreal & What To Do in Montreal

Canadian winters can be harsh and Montreal can definitely be quite cold in the winter. Summers are warm and average high temperatures hover in the mid 20s (Celsius) or about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures average around -5 ... Read more

Spain Travel: An Excursion from Madrid to Segovia

I had spent a great morning already, cycling through Madrid with my expert guide Kaspar Winteler from Bravo Bike Tours. As I was in the mood for a short out-of-town excursion, Kaspar had given me some suggestions, and one in particular had ... Read more

Hello from Tarragona

September 20, 2004, 1:05 pm My second blog entry. Sitting here in Calle Cos del Bou in Tarragona. We spent 2 very intense and interesting days in Barcelona. Barcelona is a great city with so many sights to see. The Barrio Gotico (Gothic Qu ... Read more

Travel Budapest: Jewish Quarter, Parliament Building, Memento Park, Ci ...

After the snowy day yesterday, the sun was shining and the cool winter sky was radiating in brilliant hues of icy blue. I got up early to get ready for a densely packed sight-seeing program. My location near the Astoria metro station was li ... Read more

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