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My travel adventures.

Stumbling Stones of Berlin

"All of us must continue to insist that Nazis are not welcome, that we must keep the memory alive and learn from our history so that it does not happen again." - Hendrik Czeczatka Thomasius Street is a quick walk from where we stayed in Berlin last week. It's a typical Berlin residential street lined with small cars and local shops. Go back 75 [...]

2018-03-06T08:45:00+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Comments Off on Stumbling Stones of Berlin

Our Amazing Drive Around Iceland’s Ring Road in a Minivan Camper

Deciding to Go Iceland is one off the top tourist destinations of 2017 and it was an easy pick for us once we decided to plan an international trip. I know people who've been there and lots of people who want to go. This year an estimated 2.2 million people will vacation in Iceland. That’s almost five times as many as in 2010 and for country w [...]

2018-05-30T09:09:28+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: |Comments Off on Our Amazing Drive Around Iceland’s Ring Road in a Minivan Camper

Icelandic Gragas Law Code of AD 1250

This Icelandic writing on vellum dates from about AD 1250 and is part of the Gragas Law Code. The artifact is on display in the Icelandic National Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. "All men are prescribed by law to provide for those who cannot feed or clothe themselves, supporting them of either their own means or labor. Those who have no such sup [...]

2017-09-13T17:01:17+00:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: |Comments Off on Icelandic Gragas Law Code of AD 1250

Dettifoss Falls in Iceland

This is about as close to a religious pilgrimage as I'll ever get. As soon as we started planning our trip to Iceland, Dettifoss was at the top of my list of places to visit. In fact, it was the only 'must see' place we had on our list. Getting there from the N1 took almost an hour. The 28km gravel road to the site wasn't bad or dangerous, jus [...]

2017-09-12T06:22:17+00:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Photography, Rehtaeh Parsons, Travel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Dettifoss Falls in Iceland

Light the light of love in the darkness of death

Inside the Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik, we lit a candle. In memory of Rehtaeh, Amanda, Arianna, Cassidy, ... in supplication and silence the light burns. Do not let the darkness prevent you from seeking the light! And when you have found it, let other people see,  re – think and be convinced. If you want the light to live, then give ri [...]

2017-09-10T04:57:45+00:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Travel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Light the light of love in the darkness of death

Iceland is Magnificent

Iceland has been incredible. We arrived in Reykjavik early Sunday via Icelandic Air from Toronto. Once on the ground and through customs (it took about 5 seconds to clear), we headed out to pick up the camper van we rented from Kuku Campers. The van is small but has everything we need including a heater that can run all night. We learned quick [...]

2017-09-06T13:43:38+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Iceland is Magnificent

Iceland Bound

Writing from Pearson International Airport as we wait for our flight to board. We're both very excited to be underway and have a break. It's been rough since Ozzy died. Iceland is the destination. We rented a camper van and bought a map but have no real plan or schedule to follow once we arrive in Reykjavik. Just going to do the ring road driv [...]

2017-09-02T21:25:32+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Photography, Travel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Iceland Bound

Nassau Bahamas PT 2

The local SPCA is going to help find the dog's owners if they come forward and try to get the dog home. I found their web site last night and wrote them. We didn't see the dog anywhere yesterday or today so hopefully she found her way back. We went into Nassau yesterday morning to walk around. The day was gorgeous! Visited the Queen's Staircase , t [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:22+00:00December 29th, 2013|Categories: Travel|Comments Off on Nassau Bahamas PT 2

Nassau Bahamas PT 1

We arrived in Nassau safe and sound yesterday afternoon. Our original flight left Halifax at 7:00 but we managed, thanks to a very nice WestJet employee, to change out flight to an earlier one. That gave us time in Toronto for breakfast. The flight down took just under three hours. Nice and quick. We're staying at the Meliá Nassau Beach Hotel. So f [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:22+00:00December 26th, 2013|Categories: Travel|Tags: |Comments Off on Nassau Bahamas PT 1

Barcelona

Barcelona was one of the nicest city's we have been too. It's had it all - beauty, food, spirits, sites, history, beaches, and romance. We were sad to leave but have many fond memories. The break was nice but it was hard not to think of Rehtaeh. She would have loved Barcelona, especially swimming in the Med and the food. We stayed at a Vacation Ren [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:30+00:00July 25th, 2013|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Barcelona
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