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Tag: Memorable Moments

Semana Santa

Call it Easter, Holy Week, Semana Santa, or the literal translation of Saints week… the Spanish take the week of…

Samba Drumming

On a rather hot day, I headed to the Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar for a coffee — hoping to…

Bem-Vindo ao Brasil

It’s my second day in Brazil and I’m whipping through the streets at breakneck speeds with a driver who seems…

Alberta Prairie Excursions, Stettler

A whistle to start, slow moving wheels, beautiful countryside passes by at a slow pace — for train aficionados, the…

Vrolijk Pasen or Happy Easter

The day started with a traditional Belgian practice… not mass, nor the consumption of mass amounts of chocolate, no Easter…

Little Shop in Brugge

“Your French is magnificent.” It was an old shopkeeper who spoke to me as I walked to the till to…

The Cobbler

As I was walking to the gym tonight I broke the heel on one of my beautiful Indian shoes. The…

“The” Goan Boat Tour

The day started out innocently enough. I decided to wander over to the beach area where on Friday I saw…

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

There I was, carrying a big stack of books, my backpack, and a flip chart board. My cell phone was…

When in Rome…

Are you ok with this madam? The little lady says as she is smacking my head. Bap bap bap bap…

Rickshaw Ride from Hell

“Oh. My. God. Did you just hit that pedestrian? Or did you just soak him with water!” I was already…

Robot Babies

For Ian B. We can’t sell them because no one wants them. We could probably give them away but in…

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