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Playing Princess in Shanghai

D and I arrived at Shanghai’s Pudong airport after our 10-hour flight from Paris. I was excited to be in China. Visiting any part of Asia wasn’t on my roadmap so when D said that we may need to go to Shanghai I was surprised but raring to go. My excitement at being in Shanghai […]

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Hanging out in Shanghai

Shanghai has a lot of things that other big cities have: rush-hour traffic for kilometres at a stretch; blaring horns and flashing lights well past midnight; high-rise apartment buildings and skyscrapers that dominate the skyline. Shanghai also has a layer of haze that hangs like a gauzy curtain. Even on the sunny days, as I peered […]

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What The Hague You Talking ‘Bout

Yes, I’m still here. I have become more of a mental blogger than an actual writer. I think about sitting down in front of my laptop and regaling you with stories of my life in Nice. Then I shake myself out of my haze and pick up a hammer, cutter, cordless screwdriver and get back […]

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Mountainous High in Innsbruck

I don’t know much about Austria beyond wiener schnitzel and The Sound of Music. And because I missed out on an earlier trip to Vienna I figured that the second time would be the charm. This time we were headed to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol state in the western part of the country. I […]

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San Remo for lunch

Any reason to travel is a good one I say.  With D’s business partner in town we hit the road and crossed the border into Italy.  Our destination was San Remo.  Yes, we went to Italy for lunch! After our typical breakfast of coffee and pains au chocolat/croissants, the three of us into our rental […]

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Amsterdam is for lovers

There is a lot to love about Amsterdam.  It’s an easy city to get around.  The canals have you dreaming about cruising the afternoon away, rain or shine, with your honey. Her quaint streets and narrow houses invite you to look around.  (The fact that the Dutch seem to like to keep their windows free of […]

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My 7 Travelling Truths

I know that it’s been a while since I last posted but things have been hectic.  Now that I’m back on the right side of the Atlantic things should calm down a little and I’ll be able to update you on what I was up to over the last 2 weeks. Last week, while I […]

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Sometimes it takes three

Three. That’s the number of times D and I passed through border control at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in 24 hours.  I think that this could only happen in France.  Here’s how… Air France currently operates only one flight daily from Paris to Toronto: flight AF356.  That flight usually leaves Paris around 2 pm CET and arrives […]

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Paris in the springtime

Today is my last full day in France.  I leave for Toronto tomorrow afternoon; D heads back to Coustellet before joining me in Toronto next week.  The only upside to travelling to Toronto on my own is that I will have a week to catch up with my family and friends before D arrives.  Initially, […]

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