Québec City: Canada’s Taste of Europe

Québec City: Canada’s Taste of Europe

I’ve gushed before on here about how much I love history, how fascinating I find quaint medieval towns like Assisi, and how awed I am by Gothic architecture. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been to Québec City to hear that I fell head over heels for the 1608 splendor of Old Québec. If there’s one place I’ve been in Canada that truly made me feel like I was walking the streets of a city in Europe, it’s Québec City.

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Halifax Part Two: A Citadel and One Final Lighthouse

Halifax Part Two: A Citadel and One Final Lighthouse

Although we were done with Titanic-related places in Halifax, we weren’t quite through with historical sites. We made our way from the cemetery up to the Halifax Citadel, which displays life at the fort in 1869, a time when Canada had only been a country for two years. The pipers, the relics, and the drill demonstrations all added together to create a realistic and immersive atmosphere.

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England, 2016 – Face to Face with a Mystery of History: Stonehenge

England, 2016 – Face to Face with a Mystery of History: Stonehenge

There’s a certain small, lingering fear I think a lot of people have when they travel – that iconic sites they’ve seen pictures of and have been dreaming of seeing in person for years won’t live up to the standard they’ve conjured in their minds. I was wary about seeing Stonehenge in person.

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Ottawa Events: Museum Edition II

Ottawa Events: Museum Edition II

Since Ottawa is my permanent home base, I thought I would periodically include posts about the city and events within the city throughout my usual travel-related blog posts. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on a few more of the museums I’ve been to in Ottawa since moving here! See post one here.

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