When you think of Cuba you may not think of golf, but George Burden discovers that golfing in the seaside paradise of Varadero is one of the island’s best kept secrets.
Is the Holy Grail in Nova Scotia? Possibly. Was there a pre-Columbian Templar/Masonic presence in Nova Scotia? Probably. Was something extremely valuable hidden in Nova Scotia? Almost certainly.
In this evocative post, Hippy Urban Girl writes, “I want to return home even as I know that the home I want to return to is gone, evaporated into the cycle of death, returned to the earth, the sand and becoming a part of a different story carved out of a piece of driftwood.”
Vincent Ross visits the Indian town of Nimah where he interviews the region’s gipsies, famous for snake charming, puppeteering, pottery and juggling. DNA evidence shows India was the birthplace of the world’s gipsies. The bloodline of the Roma people, or gipsies, dates back to pre-1000AD, when their forefathers migrated westwards from northern India, spreading throughout Europe.
Bruce Kemp feels cheated that he was never taught in school about the Underground Railroad or the fact that Uncle Tom’s Cabin was right in Canada, a country to which American slaves escaped in search of freedom and human rights. And he wonders, how many other people don’t know about this important part of our heritage?
Even if you’re not Canadian you’ll love this hilarious YouTube video, made by a couple of young talents, Julia Bentley and Andrew Gunadie, who live in the country that gave us Mounties, poutine and the zipper. Yes, we said THE ZIPPER …
Vincent Ross learns what to look for in a good camel at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan’s Thar desert, in northern India. With camels, as with cars, one secret is to “ride before you buy”!
Julia McLean reflects on the importance of going your own way, getting lost and appreciating and discovering life. The road less travelled is truly the way to see the wonders many people bypass as she discovers on the backroads of Normandy.
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is where the big kids play — the ones who grew up to live their ten year-old dream of exploring deep space. This remarkable place in the semi-desert of British Columbia is where Jody Foster or Buzz Lightyear would feel right at home.
Sussex, New Brunswick is a town well worth visiting for its covered bridges reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County, murals, funky shops, military history and the annual fiesta of hot air balloons.