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The Jewel in the Crown

It’s just as magnificent as last time, the Taj Mahal, despite the addition of so many fences to guide the large crowds around the site and through the mausoleum itself. There are also more fences to bar entry to areas … Continue reading

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Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Last night my dreams were full of bicycles. They were no doubt a reflection of our first day in Delhi, touring the forts, tombs and towers of the city. We began in Chandni Chowk, the market in old Delhi. After … Continue reading

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Living in Uncertainty

I am reflecting as we travel to Narita Airport, an hour outside of Tokyo, that this is probably the last time I will be in Japan in this lifetime. This is a strange thought and it makes me especially aware … Continue reading

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A Family Wedding

Cue the scene: A large English garden surrounding an original old stone farmhouse in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, southeast of Montreal. In among the broad expanses of lawn separated by mature perennial beds, there is a large white tent … Continue reading

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Heading Home

We’ve been calling our trip ‘Around the Balkans in 37 Days’ after the classic Jules Verne story of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passpartout. We’ve visited seven or eight countries depending on who is counting and had ten or eleven … Continue reading

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A City in History

We are in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina, the seventh country of our trip and the fifth Balkan state we have visited. Sarajevo is different from the rest. Although like the other capitals it is full of history, it … Continue reading

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The Patterns of Home

I wonder what patterns visitors to Canada see as they travel around the country. What are the themes they observe that are common to their Canadian experience? Who are we as a people? How do we provide a temporary home … Continue reading

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