Category: Travel

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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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My Nova Scotia

    The plane was shaking because of some mild turbulence while approaching Halifax Stanfield airport. I looked outside the small airplane window and saw trees, millions of trees and water. So blue and...

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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...

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A NIGHT AT A REALLY SPOOKY CASTLE

  It was a dark night in the mountains of the southern Dutch province of Limburg (yes, though most of the country is below sea level they DO have mountains). We had yet to...

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN AMSTERDAM WHEN…

Your hotel has a sign at the front desk which looks like this..   2. You are far more likely to be run over by a bicycle than to be hit by a car…...

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AMSTERDAMNED

We arrived in a hot and busy Amsterdam on a mid September Friday afternoon  and we chose a hotel in Amsterdam Noord because of the free parking and convenient location towards the city centre.  It...

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HOW TO GAIN 4KG`S IN TWO WEEKS

For me , travelling is besides a sightseeing experience, definitely a food experience.  Coming from Europe and living in Canada it’s the food I miss the most. I never got accustomed to Kraft Dinner...

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OH THOSE GERMANS!

Driving through Germany and noticed that the well organized Germans put the first three letters of their town of origin on their licence plates. For example this one is from the town of Bitburg……

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THE SCOTCH WHISKY EXPERIENCE

First of all  true Scotch whisky fans  never spell it with an “e”.  However, despite rumours to the contrary they do often add a little water to the spirit to open out and expand...