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Bucket list for kids: Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

Bucket list for kids: Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

Canada is the only country to have a working farm right in the middle of its capital city and it is a great place to take the kids. I recently took my two young grandkids there and they had such a good time that we stayed until they shut the doors on us. I have been there many times over the years to see the animals. My dad used to take me and my sisters there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bucket list for kids, Canada, Family travel

Alhambra, Granada’s palace-city, Spain

Alhambra, Granada’s palace-city, Spain

The Alhambra is a palace/fortress in Spain that was built by the Moorish monarchs between 1238 and 1358. Alhambra in Arabic means ‘the red one’ and it sits on Sabika Hill, the highest and largest of three hills to the north of the city of Granada. As a hint of how impressive the Alhambra is, let me quote Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, who declared: “God made the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cultural travel, Great cities, Spain

Generalife Garden, Granada, Spain

Generalife Garden, Granada, Spain

There’s an estate outside the walls of the palace-city of Alhambra that was built around the end of the 13th century and today is reputed to have the oldest garden in all of Europe. It’s called Generalife, meaning ‘market garden’ or the ‘estate of the architect’. It was built to contain several market gardens and for the raising of livestock. It was also a place for the owners to go when they wanted to relax. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gardens of the world, Spain