Transcend Time in Quebec City

Quebec City is my favourite city in Canada, it is romantic and charming, and has the allure and illusion of time travel.  The city represents the beginning of modern day Canada, the reason why I am here with my Scottish and French background.  The British and French fought over land that didn’t belong to them, to eventuallyContinue reading “Transcend Time in Quebec City”

How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero

Pura Vida in Costa Rica with Heather, and Pants aka J Rock aka Jackie aka JjjaaaCQueLINUH (said in a very French, high pitched, haughty, pearl clutching kind of way). What do I do if I encounter a Jaguar? What is that demonic screaming snarling sound?  No but like actually…what makes that sound?  What do IContinue reading “How to Survive a Jaguar Encounter in Tortuguero”

More Dahl Please!

We drove around Sri Lanka from Colombo to Kandy to Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa in the back seat of his sedan, chatting occasionally and lazily while staring out at the lush hillsides, careening around the never-ending switchbacks, through tea plantations that convey a feeling of being transported to British Ceylon circa 1830.

Floating in a Turquoise Colour Field

Zanzibar is the place to go if you want to lose yourself, in a paradise that envelopes you in their culture and makes you feel like you could exist there and not want for anything, except the occasional blast of air conditioning and a lifetime supply of SPF 100. 

Delights of the Delta

Biking through the Mekong Delta Motorbikes whizzed past me so close I could feel my nose hairs tingle, most of them carrying loads 5 times the size of a human, on paths wide enough for 1 bicycle. I looked at my friend with raised eyebrows, silently questioning her sanity pondering my decision to ride aContinue reading “Delights of the Delta”

The Lie Canada Tells Itself (And the World)

I haven’t published a blog post in ages and the main reason for that is, I had been battling immigration in Czech Republic from May 2018 until November 2018 and am currently battling with Canadian Immigration because they have refused 3 Visa applications for my legally married husband.  I would like to point out thatContinue reading “The Lie Canada Tells Itself (And the World)”

Lay Down Your Heart: What I’ve learned as a Serial Expat

1-  When are you moving ‘Home’? The disconnect to ‘home’ is real and is probably the hardest thing to deal with.  Guilt trips from family about not being home for such and such a thing can be heartbreaking and the ‘when are you moving back’ questions can be awkward, because how do explain why youContinue reading “Lay Down Your Heart: What I’ve learned as a Serial Expat”

Modesty Leaves and The Absence of Female Perspective at The Louvre Abu Dhabi

There is also a glaring absence of female artists present within the galleries. Historically, female artists and art work would have been difficult to come by but surely they could have found space for a few works in the Modern and Contemporary art sections. Obviously, they did not see fit to ‘See Humanity in a New Light’ with regards to gender representation.

Quick Guide Muscat, Oman

First Impression: Is this a city or a collection of mountain towns? Muscat is so spread out, it’s difficult to get a feel for the place as a city.    Everyone we met was really down to earth and helpful. Where I stayed: Mutrah Hotel.  Basic, clean, nothing fancy, decent location for a city tour, we couldContinue reading “Quick Guide Muscat, Oman”

Quick Guide Amman, Jordan

First Impression: I arrived at the butt crack of dawn and to be honest, in downtown Amman, I was intimidated by the near empty streets and every second man yelling out to me. My hostel I had booked through hostel world was under renovations so I was left wandering the streets looking for a new accommodation.Continue reading “Quick Guide Amman, Jordan”