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Local Heroes in Yukon Food Production

23/03/2015 | By

Takhini River - Yukon

Takhini River – Yukon

Farming and successful food production in Whitehorse, where the average annual temperature is -0.1C and summer can be as short as 60-90 days, is no mean feat – although it helps when those summer days enjoy 20 hours of sunlight.

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Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

09/03/2015 | By

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

An absolute must-see for visitors to Ho Chi Minh city is the visually striking Jade Emperor Pagoda, often also called the Tortoise Pagoda. 

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Some Favourite Canadian Hotels

02/03/2015 | By

Auberge Bonaparte, Montreal

Auberge Bonaparte, Montreal

Given the amount of travelling I do, it is very fortunate that I just love hotels! I suspect it’s a combination of the promise of breakfast in bed, not having to tidy up after myself (laziness), the lure of a freshly made bed every single day (again, with no effort on my part) and the excitement of exploring all the little packets in a new bathroom (I’m a girl of simple pleasures).

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My Son – the UNESCO-listed Hindu Sanctuary in Vietnam

23/02/2015 | By

Hindu ruins in My Son, Vietnam

Hindu ruins in My Son, Vietnam

Officially, Vietnam is an atheist state as per it’s communist government regime, but significant amounts of the population practice traditional religions, some adhere to Buddhism and there are quite a few Catholics left over from the French occupation. 

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Quebec City

16/02/2015 | By

No, not a European street, this is Quebec City

No, not a European street, this is Quebec City

As I mentioned in my post on the Île d’Orléans, my immune system let me down rather badly on my arrival in Quebec City, but I was determined not to let that get in the way of getting to know this historic city, the oldest continuously inhabited French settlement in the Americas.

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Food Tours – Adelaide’s Central Market Tour

09/02/2015 | By

Mark Gleeson of Central Market Tours (image by Grant Nowell)

Mark Gleeson of Central Market Tours (image by Grant Nowell)

I’ve been hanging around food markets for more years than I care to think about. Wherever I travel, I make it a point to check out the local fresh food markets and I do food tours wherever possible as I believe they are the quickest way to get to know any local food scene.

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