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Charlevoix’s River Drive along the St. Lawrence, Quebec

The land here was shaped by a giant meteorite and is home to some of the most beautiful… [more]

Charlevoix’s River Drive along the St. Lawrence, Quebec Charlevoix’s River Drive along the St. Lawrence, Quebec

Montreal is a great destination even for us Anglos

I know many English-speaking Canadians who live within reasonable driving distance… [more]

Montreal is a great destination even for us Anglos Montreal is a great destination even for us Anglos

The central plazas of Mexican colonial towns (aka zócalos)

At the centre of most Spanish colonial towns in Mexico there is a plaza around which… [more]

The central plazas of Mexican colonial towns (aka zócalos) The central plazas of Mexican colonial towns (aka zócalos)

The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

It would be hard to imagine anyone entering the National Palace in Mexico City and… [more]

The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

At age 53, Ron Perrier ended his career as a Canadian medical doctor to travel the… [more]

Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

The lure of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a developing country where, I'm told, every family has at least one… [more]

The lure of Nicaragua The lure of Nicaragua

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The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

The Mexican Muralist movement: Change through public art

It would be hard to imagine anyone entering the National Palace in Mexico City and not stopping in the stairwell to study the mural that covers its walls. It’s huge and breathtaking in scope. The images tell the story of Mexico from the earliest of times and some of it is heartbreaking such as the treatment of the indigenous peoples … Read entire article »

The lure of Nicaragua

The lure of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a developing country where, I’m told, every family has at least one cellphone and TV satellite dish, and even those without a fridge can  buy milk for their children two or three times a week. It’s a charming destination with friendly locals who regularly reassure you that “the country is safe now”.  I was there for a month in … Read entire article »

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Charlevoix’s River Drive along the St. Lawrence, Quebec

Charlevoix’s River Drive along the St. Lawrence, Quebec

The land here was shaped by a giant meteorite and is home to some of the most beautiful villages in the country. Charlevoix’s Route 362 follows the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River and it’s one of the most scenic drives in Canada. The drive itself is relatively short, a distance of 58 km, but it’s the steep dips down to … Read entire article »

Montreal is a great destination even for us Anglos

Montreal is a great destination even for us Anglos

I know many English-speaking Canadians who live within reasonable driving distance of one of North America’s greatest cities and who rarely if ever visit. I’m speaking of Montreal, Canada’s second largest city. And those I know who are reticent to travel there can generally be described as world travellers. It’s that old French-English tension that still lingers and it has … Read entire article »