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William Spratling and Mexico’s silver city

Taxco (pronounced ("tass-ko") is an enchanting colonial town about 160 km south of… [more]

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A self-described non-partier goes to Rio Carnival, Brazil

Kristin Farr was going to Rio de Janeiro, the carnival capital of the world, for… [more]

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Three ways to travel around Laos

Laos is one of my favourite destinations in Southeast Asia. I found the people incredibly… [more]

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They left the farm to see the world: Stop #2 Laos

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three… [more]

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A just-about-perfect B&B, Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Ollin Bed & Breakfast is a large house with 11 guest rooms located on a… [more]

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Wilson Botanical Garden, Las Cruces, Costa Rica

There are many reasons to visit the Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica, two of… [more]

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Hiking with kids: Stanley Glacier Trail, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

This moderate hike to Stanley Glacier, with not too much elevation gain (395m), is… [more]

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The art of making Talavera pottery, Puebla, Mexico

One of the reasons the city of Puebla is so special is because many of its buildings… [more]

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William Spratling and Mexico’s silver city

William Spratling and Mexico’s silver city

Taxco (pronounced (“tass-ko”) is an enchanting colonial town about 160 km south of Mexico City with white-stucco buildings, red-tiled roofs, and steep cobbled streets that run anywhere and everywhere. It’s a national monument and a well preserved one at that. In the center of town is a small park (Plaza Borda) and bordering it is a cathedral (Parroquia de Santa Prisca) famous for its tall pink towers. This was my third visit to the town. The first time it was simply on impulse. I talked my (then) husband and kids into … Read entire article »

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A self-described non-partier goes to Rio Carnival, Brazil

A self-described non-partier goes to Rio Carnival, Brazil

Kristin Farr was going to Rio de Janeiro, the carnival capital of the world, for 5 days of celebration that takes place 40 days before Easter every year. She would be in the Samba Parade, an elaborate competition of song and dance, quite a feat for a Canadian who doesn’t even speak the language.  It was 6:00 a.m. on a cold January morning and I was lying in bed waiting for my friend, Juliana, to Skype … Read entire article »