Author: George Burden

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GO TO THE DEVIL …VIA QUEBEC’S CHEMIN DE TERROIR

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well the road to Mt. Tremblant in Quebec’s breath-taking Laurentian mountains is paved with temptation. Mt. Tremblant, means “trembling mountain” from the earthquakes...

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HERD OF WOOD BUFFALO?

When Stephane Denis and his partner Sophie moved from Dieppe, France they purchased a piece of land smack dab in the middle of Quebec’s stunning Laurentian Mountains. Dieppe has a strong connection with Canadians...

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Armorial Register

My coat of arms has been recorded in the International Armorial Register http://armorial-register.com/arms-sco/burden-gm-arms.html

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GLOBAL WARMING?

I have to admit to being confused about “global warming” myself. What I do read suggests that the province of Nova Scotia where I live is under a kilometer of ice about 80% of...

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Pagan Symbols in Dutch Churches

On a recent trip to the Netherlands, I toured the fairytale beauty of the little Dutch towns of Monnikendam and Broek in Waterland. The small houses are ancient, exquisitely maintained, and often front charming...

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HAL-CON: HALIFAX’S PRE-EMINENT GEEK GALA

The Hal-Con website (www.halcon.com) states that: Hal-Con is a science-fiction, fantasy and gaming convention run completely by much-too-dedicated volunteers. We are community focused, participating in many events around the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova...

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IN SEARCH OF DRACULA

Thanks to the enduring tales of Irish author Bram Stoker, some people still believe that Transylvania is a fictional place. In fact, this region of Central Romania is very real, and is home to...

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FOUR EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN ONE DAY?

  Some may roll their eyes when they see the title of this post and maybe hark back to the old movie  “If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium”. The fact is that in...