Category Travel

Cultural Differences – II

In North America time is money. We are always looking for ways to save it; it may be the most valuable thing we own. Europe runs at a different pace. That was obvious the first time I went to a gas station to fill up the car. We had borrowed a car to run some […]

A Driving Lesson

I knew that eventually I would have to get behind the wheel of a car and discover first-hand what it was like to drive in Germany. I just didn’t expect it to be this soon. The Autobahn is legendary, no speed limits, but I haven’t been on it. No, for me it is winding mountain […]

Cultural Differences – I

I mentioned not long ago that I was planning on doing a series of posts on cultural differences I had discovered between living in Canada and living in Germany. I’ve got a few posts started, but nothing finished yet. Then I remembered. When I started this blog most of my posts were reflections on a […]

A Night-time Visit

Went for an evening walk and the castle in the centre of Badenweiler was irresistible. I was sure it would be locked, but it wasn’t so in we went. Next time I will remember to bring my camera; this time all I had was a phone, but you get the idea. The view of the […]

The Donkey’s Tale

From the distance I thought it was sculpture. Maybe some tribute to Shakespeare and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Up close that was obviously not the case. There’s a speaker system, but what was it used for. Not speaking German I was a little puzzled at a donkey’s head on top of a column on a […]

That’s A Lot Of Water – II

More pictures from Niagara Falls.

That’s A Lot Of Water – I

I’d forgotten about my last visit to Niagara falls, which took place almost a decade ago, when I discovered these pictures on a memory stick that I snatched off my desk. So today and tomorrow a photo essay of one of the ┬ánatural wonders of the world. I’ve been to the Falls several times in […]