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Trip: Europe and beyond: from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean

There are [20] stories from my trip: Europe and beyond: from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean

Photos: Atlantic to the Caribbean

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Spanish Splendour - San Sebastion to Salobrena and Off to Sea

SPAIN | Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | Views [472] | Comments [1]

Spain immediately enchants us with gorgeous green valleys in the foothills of the Pyranees. We stroll along the esplanades and ramblas amongst the locals of all ages, who stop frequently to visit with each other. The enjoyment of food, wine and family ... Read more >

Photos: Spain

SPAIN | Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Morocco in a Day

MOROCCO | Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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France, southern style

FRANCE | Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Views [762]

After escaping the torrential rains in Italy, we coast along the French Riviera. Beautiful seascapes and palm lined boulevards but much too densely populated and processed for us, so we head inland to Provence. Ah, Provence is as sublime as they say.... Read more >

Photos: France, southern

FRANCE | Saturday, 22 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Italy: from Ruins to Rails

ITALY | Saturday, 15 Oct 2011 | Views [545]

Coming into Italy from Switzerland is a gorgeous route. No time to dally in the Dolomites though, so we brave the busy motorway to Venice. Once one is beyond Piazza San Marco and far from the madding crowd, Venice still offers strollers quiet twisting ... Read more >

Photos: Italy

ITALY | Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Switzerland - Natural Beauty

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Switzerland: Natural Beauty

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | Views [968]

The Jura mountains into Switzerland are rolling green hills dotted with tiny villages and bell-clanging cows. Lovely country, and though our GPS gets us a bit lost, we relish the rewards of back country scenery. Well, what can we say - Switzerland is ... Read more >

France: Vineyards and Cobblestones

FRANCE | Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | Views [862]

Seeing fragments of Saints’ bones cherished in beautiful churches is, well…interesting. But seeing John the Baptiste’s head in the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Amiens is truly surreal. Negotiating a five-lane traffic circle at rush hour in Paris ... Read more >

Photos: France

FRANCE | Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Holland: Masterpieces and Charm

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | Views [644]

We visit only the west of the Netherlands, as most tourists do. Amsterdam is charming, and we enjoy strolling along its canals, admiring the architecture and vibrant city life. Together with traveller friends Andre and Robert, from hometown Sechelt, ... Read more >

Photos: Holland: Beer and Pastries

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels

BELGIUM | Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Belgium - Beer and Beauty

BELGIUM | Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | Views [554]

The heat wave continues and everybody is out and about. Cyclists of all ages come from all angles - one must watch out! Stopping at a North Sea beach at Oostende and then off to lovely Brugge for a romantic evening stroll through its medieval and magical ... Read more >

Photos: London UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

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London UK - Pubs and Portraits

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Sep 2011 | Views [633]

What an extraordinary thing, this London town. It all seems so, well, proper and civilized! People are soft spoken and polite. The streets all quilted with myriad fashion styles and Indian curries abound and pubs are abuzz with considerable conversation.... Read more >

Photos: Canadian Favourites

CANADA | Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

Family and Friends
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Crossing Canada - Family and Friends

CANADA | Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | Views [662]

Before heading to Europe, we've been visiting our favourite people, spread across BC, Alberta and Ontario. Another chance to hug them and laugh with them, and to tell them how much we love them. We're topped up after many micro and macro reunions. Love ... Read more >

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