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Lachine Canal, Montreal, Canada

In 1539, Jacques Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence River.  He and other explorers, believing they had found the mythical Northwest passage to China, named the area Lachine (from the french La Chine, … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Citadel, with its famous star-shaped design, deep ditches, and pointy ramparts was designed to defend Halifax against possible American aggression during the War of 1812.  Ironically, the fort … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Bank of Korea Museum, Seoul, South Korea

In my travels I’ve been to many different museums.  I try to stop in at every museum I can, because I believe in the value of learning about history.  One … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada

Located just behind Chinatown (incidentally, the largest collection of people from China outside of China), Kensington Market is a fresh breath of (almost fresh) air and an escape from the … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Pier 21, Halifax, Canada

From 1928 to 1971, the ocean liner terminal at Pier 21, in south Halifax, welcomed over 1 Million immigrants from Europe and elsewhere.  It is the last remaining ocean immigration … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Montreal Bicycle Tour, Montreal, Canada

A UNESCO City of Design, Montreal seamlessly blends the old with the new.  If you try to drive a car though, you’ll never find parking.  If you walk, you’ll be killed by … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 3 Comments