Category Archives: travel

WALKING THROUGH AMSTERDAM – 3


WALKING THROUGH AMSTERDAM – NOORD Travel with Air Canada Toronto-Amsterdam in luxury, courtesy my daughter. Public transit is fantastic in The Netherlands. Getting there, of course, meant flying. Once there, you can leave your car behind and use the public system. … Continue reading

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A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM 2


A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM 2: The Baarsjes and Admiralenbuurt. Two senior sisters who have not lived together for many decades do not always smoothly get along, so when I needed a break during my fortnight at my sister’s home, I had … Continue reading

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A WALK THROUGH OLD-WEST AMSTERDAM


A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM In my sister’s neighbourhood, things change all the time. I notice the difference between my visits to Amsterdam every two years, when my family gets together around the birthdate of my mother, who passed away more … Continue reading

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MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH DENSITY LIVING


MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH-DENSITY LIVING The trend for developers (also encouraged by town councils) is to build more high-density structures and encourage living inside city centres to accommodate the residential growth, instead of sprawling out into the suburbs. The benefits … Continue reading

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MY TRIP TO MORELIA


MY TRIP TO MORELIA My trip to the city of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico In the last couple of days, the Boeing 737 Max – 8 was grounded pretty much everywhere, after the same plane type fell out of the sky … Continue reading

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MORELIA, ITS COLONIAL HISTORY


MORELIA – ITS COLONIAL HISTORY   This blog post is dedicated to the Indigenous population of Mexico. One cannot admire the city without reminding oneself of all the lives destroyed during its rise to fame. The Mexican city of Morelia … Continue reading

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STRADDLING THE NEW YEAR.


Straddling the new year, soon taking the plunge, and out with the old one.     Time to catch up with my blog posts. I finished my first week in Mexico this winter. It is always different each time, but … Continue reading

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(THE BEACHES OF) PUERTO VALLARTA WRECKED BY RESORTS


(THE BEACHES OF) PUERTO VALLARTA WRECKED BY RESORTS   It took me this long to realize how tourism has wrecked much of the beachfront in the lovely town of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, on the Pacific … Continue reading

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THE THREE SOCIAL TABOOS: Religion, Sex, Politics


THE THREE SOCIAL TABOOS: Religion, Sex, Politics (This is a post without photos. I don’t want to exploit the misery of others. No photo of this crying little girl in a red top and red shoes. Fox took the opportunity … Continue reading

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RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY


RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY After having spent about six months in Mexico, I hoped it wouldn’t be as cold in my province as it had been last year in April on my arrival. This time, I came back a … Continue reading

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