Category Travel

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 […]

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.

Al Azhar Park – I

It’s a bit of green in the heart of Cairo, a city with little parkland. It is also, I suspect, a political statement. Al Azhar Park was developed with a $30 million grant from the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims. His family has long-standing ties to Cairo. Almost 40 years ago, on […]

Tulip Memories

I’m on the road and missing the Tulip Festival. Again. So I’m flashing back today to the last time I was at the festival in 2017. A photo essay today, just to give you a sampling of what you missed at the 2017 Canadian Tulip Festival. Even though essentially I see the same thing every […]

Tulip Time

Ottawa’s annual Tulip festival is in full swing with swathes of color everywhere. I’m eager to see the flowers – but I know that isn’t going to happen. It isn’t just hat I am out of the city for much of the festival. It is that all the things that needed to get done before […]