Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

The Snack Bin

I wasn’t sure whether to be depressed or impressed. As I sat in my seat for my Air Canada flight I noticed the orange bin in the overhead compartment across the aisle. The airline has had a lot of issues with waiting times recently, not all its own fault. I took four AC flights in […]

The Domino Effect

How much attention do you pay to the safety warnings at the beginning of a flight? I thought so. The first time you fly, you pay close attention to every word. If you are a regular airline passenger you might glance at the card in the seat pocket to see what type of aircraft you […]

Living In London

I want to live in London. And I think I can convince those already living there to pay me to do that. Why London? For the history and the culture. I just spent a long weekend in the city and didn’t even scratch the surface. I want more. I also like the weather, which is […]

Never Heard of Her

One of the little delights of travel is learning new things, history that had otherwise escaped me. That happened again Monday. I was walking through the Soho area of London when I came across this sign on a pub. I was intrigued – I had never heard of Jessie Matthews. So I looked her up. […]

The Roller Coaster

From a distance I was sure it was a roller coaster, some futurist and thrilling ride located in London’s Olympic Park. When I got closer I realized the turns would be dangerously sharp. I thought then it might be a helter skelter, that popular type of British slide. But wouldn’t people fall though the holes […]

Standing On Guard

They are iconic, the lions on watch at the base of Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square. Like so many things in the British capital, they are a must-see. I’ve probably been there a dozen times before, but I still make a point of dropping by when I am in the city. Saturday was filled […]

Dancing Cows

Spent some time last week at a retreat centre just outside of London. I was drawn to this lamp. What sort of person would create such a thing? What sort of person would buy it? Was it an impulse decision or something planned? The place was an old barn, so maybe it was appropriate. I’m […]

Al Azhar Park – IV

Another photo essay form this Cairo landmark today, this time focusing on one of the park restaurants. It was early in the day when I was there, the place wasn’t open for diners yet. But you can see both the building and the location are spectacular. I’m told the food is pretty good too.

Al Azhar Park – III

We continue our wander through this green space in downtown Cairo. A nice place to go to get away form the hectic pace of the city.

Al Azhar Park – II

Let’s take some time out from the busyness of a Thursday and drink in this Cairo park together.