“Fed Up” The Movie

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I recently attended the Vancouver premiere of "Fed Up" the new documentary narrated by Katie Couric, and was pleased to hear her ringing the alarm bell about the dangerous food products and manufacturing practices that are contributing to, if not … [Read more...]

London: January, no rain, what?

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It seemed like my itinerary had worked me into progressively colder climes to prepare me for my mid-January return to Vancouver...home, for now. Although I was prepared to brave the notorious London weather (can't be much different from the 'wet … [Read more...]

Belgium: Ghent

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It was a brisk and bright day in the late afternoon when I arrived in Ghent, a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. In the 13th century Ghent was the largest city in Europe after Paris, perhaps this explains why the buildings are so … [Read more...]

Belgium: Bruges “Venice of the North”

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Bruges is located about 100 kilometers from Brussels. It has a population of about 125,000 and has about 2 million visitors annually. Even on a cold January day I was startled to find a square that I had walked through only minutes before, was now … [Read more...]

Happiness to you in 2014!

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What's on your bucket list for 2014? … [Read more...]

The Plan: 2013 / 2014

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Plans for 2013, which are kind of loose at the moment, involve Valencia, Spain in mid to late Sept, moving down to the south to chase the nice weather, southern Portugal for Nov, then France for Dec with the highlight being Paris over Xmas. Then … [Read more...]