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A special place called Newfoundland

A special place called Newfoundland

If you look at a map of Canada you’ll see a very large island sitting just off the most eastern coast. That island is Newfoundland and it, along with a section of the mainland called Labrador, is one of Canada’s 10 provinces. Governments call the province ‘Newfoundland and Labrador’ but the rest of us just call it Newfoundland (even me and I was born in Labrador).. Newfoundland is sometimes referred to as ‘The Rock’ because that’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Family travel, Memorable moments, Road trips, Travel itinerary

Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers: A symbol of Islamic architecture?

Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers: A symbol of Islamic architecture?

I was visiting Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, a multicultural country with the majority population being Muslim. I assumed Kuala Lumpur would be a conservative city, one that would keep its assets under cover, but when I saw its much-heralded landmark, the Petronas Towers, I started to rethink my assumptions. The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers, 88-stories high and connected halfway up by a sky bridge. They are among the tallest buildings in the world. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cultural travel, Malaysia, Memorable moments, Travel itinerary

Hong Kong, Asia’s ‘World City’

Hong Kong, Asia’s ‘World City’

Hong Kong is a city of skyscrapers situated on the South China Sea.  It was once a British colony but on June 30, 1997 it was returned to China under the principle ‘One country, two systems’. The premise is that socialism and capitalism can co-exist within a unified China. The territory is more than Hong Kong Island and also includes Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and about 250 other islands. It has long been wedged between … Read entire article »

Filed under: China, Great cities, Travel itinerary