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Kyiv through the eyes of a local

Kyiv through the eyes of a local

During her visit to Canada, Antonina Grinchenko sat down with the editor of “Riding the buses” and told her about her hometown of Kyiv (Kiev), a city known for its incredible beauty. Antonina loves Kiev and loves the Ukraine but some of the changes that have taken place since independence in 1991 have not been for the better. Kyiv, the oldest and the holiest of Russian cities, was founded more than 1,500 years ago and … Read entire article »

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Blue Cruise photo gallery

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Olympos and the Mediterranean coast, Turkey

Olympos and the Mediterranean coast, Turkey

The Blue Cruise along the Turquoise Coast is on most people’s must-do Turkish itinerary. Ian Knight and Jessica Sunter caught their boat in Demre, first stopping for a couple of nights at the former hippie hangout of Olympos. We took an overnight bus from Cappadocia to Antalya and the trip was a little crazy because it is very mountainous and the bus kept going around and around in circles. It was hard to sleep. Then … Read entire article »

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International Peace Park

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Waterton and Glacier National Parks: Hugging the Canada-USA border

Waterton and Glacier National Parks: Hugging the Canada-USA border

Erin and Andrew Sunter and their children spent a few days this summer at the International Peace Park, staying in the townsite of Waterton on the Canadian side and crossing the border for a hike along the infamous Going-to-the-sun Road in the USA. Glacier National Park is in the state of Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park is in the province of Alberta. Together they straddle the Continental Divide at its narrowest point in the Rocky … Read entire article »

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Niagara Falls tops the list…sorry!

Niagara Falls tops the list…sorry!

Antonina Grinchenko was Barbara Reinhardus’ interpreter in the Ukraine many years ago and since then she has heard a great deal about Canada, Barbara’s country. This summer Antonina came to Canada as Barbara’s guest and spent the month along the Ottawa-Toronto-Niagara Falls corridor.    What surprised me most about Canada? That it is a country of nations with people coming here from all around the world. Also that Canadians are such friendly people, speaking to you … Read entire article »

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Crypt Lake Trail photo gallery

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Crypt Lake, Waterton Park: 1st class day hike (even with kids)

Crypt Lake, Waterton Park: 1st class day hike (even with kids)

Erin and Andrew Sunter, along with their children Aidan (age 6) and Parker (age 3), hiked the Crypt Lake trail in Waterton Lakes National Park on the Canada-USA border. It is one of the most popular day hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Q: Can you give us an overview of the hike? A: First you take a 15-minute ferry ride from the Waterton Park townsite, which is in southern Alberta, to Crypt Landing. From there it’s … Read entire article »

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Celebrating World Tourism

Celebrating World Tourism

Editorial: There has been a remarkable surge in global tourism over the past few years. Today tourism is considered to be one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world and closely linked to development. Tourism’s impact can be both positive and negative and the UN World Tourism Organization sets aside a day each year—September 27—to raise awareness about this. In 2011, their message was that “thanks to tourism, millions of people from different cultures are being … Read entire article »

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Varanasi photo gallery

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Merida photo gallery

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Babur Gardens photo gallery

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