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Zacatecas, the most northern of Mexico’s silver cities

My visit to Zacatecas in February was most unusual and very rewarding. I knew before… [more]

Zacatecas, the most northern of Mexico’s silver cities Zacatecas, the most northern of Mexico’s silver cities

Córdoba and its Mezquita, Spain

Córdoba, in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, is best known for its Great… [more]

Córdoba and its Mezquita, Spain Córdoba and its Mezquita, Spain

Gardens of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Córdoba

The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, also known as the Alcázar of Córdoba, is… [more]

Gardens of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Córdoba Gardens of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Córdoba

Courtyards of Viana, Córdoba, Spain

The Viana Palace in Cordoba is a stately home that over 5 centuries belonged to 18… [more]

Courtyards of Viana, Córdoba, Spain Courtyards of Viana, Córdoba, Spain

Train travel through Spain: 1st stop Madrid

Spain is a gorgeous country with a fascinating history. It’s easy to travel around… [more]

Train travel through Spain: 1st stop Madrid Train travel through Spain: 1st stop Madrid

Bucket List for Kids: Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo has been around since 1974, a long time. It’s the largest zoo in… [more]

Bucket List for Kids: Toronto Zoo Bucket List for Kids: Toronto Zoo

Bucket List for Kids: Ripley’s Aquarium Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto is Canada’s largest indoor aquarium. It's… [more]

Bucket List for Kids: Ripley’s Aquarium Canada Bucket List for Kids: Ripley’s Aquarium Canada

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Zacatecas, the most northern of Mexico’s silver cities

Zacatecas, the most northern of Mexico’s silver cities

My visit to Zacatecas in February was most unusual and very rewarding. I knew before going that it was the most northern of the silver cities, the second highest city in the country, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Few foreign tourists go there and indeed I met none. I took the bus there from Guanajuato: Omnibus de Mexico, M$455, 4.5 … Read entire article »

Córdoba and its Mezquita, Spain

Córdoba and its Mezquita, Spain

Córdoba, in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, is best known for its Great Mosque—”Mezquita” in Spanish—that also happens to be a Great Cathedral. Or more accurately, a mosque that turned into a cathedral. Tourists would probably flock here even without the Mezquita. They’d come to walk the streets of the Old Town, and get lost in the maze of … Read entire article »

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Train travel through Spain: 1st stop Madrid

Train travel through Spain: 1st stop Madrid

Spain is a gorgeous country with a fascinating history. It’s easy to travel around on your own and if you’re not inclined to rent a car, then take the trains. I was there for a little over three weeks in April, first in Madrid and then travelled in the Andalucía region before flying to Lisbon, Portugal. My itinerary was: Madrid, … Read entire article »