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JDeQ
Burlington, Ontario
eating, drinking, laughing, travelling . . . living life to the fullest!
Interests: Travel, food, drink, books, current events, politics, art, theatre, movies, music - life really!
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We have just returned from an awesome vacation! These are some of our shots that were posted on FB and likely did not make it onto the blog . . . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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We head home today. I wonder if I will win at traveler BINGO? Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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The weather appears to be changing. It is getting warmer and is incredibly windy - so windy that signs were blowing over in the sidewalk. We decided to take advantage of the lack of rain to head out and wander... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Paul decided that he wanted to visited the Berlin Jewish Museum today. At the start of the 20th century, Berlin was the largest Jewish city in the world. One third of the 100 richest Prussians were Jews. By 1945 Hitler... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Today was forecasted to be a grey and wet day in Berlin. This meant that it was a 'museum' day. Paul wanted to visit the German Historical museum. Rather than trudge through the rain we decided to figure out the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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The Berlin Wall used to run about 100 metres from our apartment building. Conveniently this stretch is also the site of the Berlin Wall Memorial.For the most part the 155 kilometer long wall that once divided West Berlin from East... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday we had a tour booked with Context Tours. It was the Berlin Welcome Tour. We had done a similar tour upon our arrival in Naples and loved it. The tour is designed to provide an orientation to the city,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday was essentially a travel and get settled sort of day. This is why we limit our travel from one place to another while on vacation - who wants to waste a precious day of vacation on something that can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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SIGH Today is our last day in this wonderful city. To think that the only reason I came here was because Paul's grandmother was born here. It was never on a list of places I wanted to go, yet through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Located 14km southeast of Kraków, Wieliczka is famous for its deep salt mine. It’s an eerie world of pits and chambers, and everything within its depths has been carved by hand from salt blocks. Wieliczka is the oldest salt mine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I was looking forward to visiting the Schindler Factory museum after yesterday's trip to Auschwitz for a reminder of the good some humans rise to do in dark times. For that I was to be a bit disappointed. The Oskar... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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The Auschwitz concentration/extermination camp complex is, arguably, the twentieth century’s most pervasive symbol of human suffering, and of the depths of human cruelty. To say visiting Auschwitz was a challenge would be an understatement. When we realized how close it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Our day was divided into two parts, the first involved packing up our stuff and heading from the hotel to the apartment we had rented around the corner. After breakfast we decided to walk to the apartment just to see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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There is much to be said for not having definite plans when you're on vacation. Today was a perfect example. the day was a blank slate for us. We got up, had breakfast, decided to go walking . . .... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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After the usual non-stop barrage of work and life related crap at home which seems designed to make you regret thinking about taking a vacation re have arrived in Poland. The worst was the airport fun. When I checked in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Studded with juicy grapes with hints of vanilla and citrus, this is a simple and lovely Italian-style cake — perfect for breakfast, brunch or tea but also delicious topped with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream for dessert. It’s called... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Always coffee. NEVER a hug! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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It has turned hotter than the surface of the sun here. I expect weather like this in the early summer but NOT fall. It reminds me of when we were in Verona . . . we found lots of ways... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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It is that time of the year where we rush to use up our basil before the cooler weather hits and it all dies off. Our crop of Thai Basil was very good this year so I have been busy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I don't have a ton of experience 2with how women pack although from what my friends tell me there is some truth here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I never posted any of our pics from our Labour Day camping weekend. We always head to Point Farms campground north of Goderich. This was our sixth year there and over the years we have seen plenty of changes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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So the kittens seem to be falling into a routine. An active routine at that! They play. Then they sleep. They eat. Then they sleep. Followed by more play! It is quite a routine. We have had a regular stream... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Two weeks today is our first full-day in Krakow. We actually arrive on Saturday but I never count a overseas travel day. Exhaustion, time change, and the indignities of modern travel have a rather blurring effect. We'll be staying in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at A Life, Lived