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27 Nov

An inspirational walk before a storm

For some bizarre reason, Eastern Newfoundland has been protected from a slew of snow storms which have besieged central and eastern Canada – which is all good news to me because it means I can still walk (Re: Unless the new mayor changes things, sidewalks will become unwalkable once it starts to snow…). But just […]

25 Apr

A summary of my thoughts on Canada

Most Impressive Features: The tundra, Northern Ontario/The Laurentians in spring, the Ontario accent, second best variety of chocolate, Niagara Falls (winter version) Loser Features: The low low speed limit on the virtually empty Transcanda Highway through the eastern and praire provinces (thank you Alberta for raising them to a sensible limit!) Best Gastronomic Delight: Used […]

23 Apr

A summary of my thoughts on Yemen

Most Impressive Feature: Swimming in a fenced off bit of ocean with sharks coming through the holes Loser Feature: Swimming in a fenced off bit of ocean with sharks coming through the holes Time spent there: I reckon it was in the vein of a few months at a time – I went to school […]

23 Apr

A summary of my thoughts on Venezuela

Most Impressive Feature: Merida (I amaze myself – I thought of a good feature!) Loser Feature: Everything (Yes, I was profoundly underwhelmed by this country. The Carribean curse no doubt…) Best Gastronomic Delight: The fruit juice drinks (Another good thing!! I am excelling here…) The people: If I had to think of a word to […]

23 Apr

A summary of my thoughts on the United States of America

Most Impressive Features: Colorado, Central Alaska in the autumn, skiing in the Rockies, cheap electronic merchandise and cars, Dale Terbush (my favourite painter) Loser Features: Chocolate, the fact that people transiting through the US (that is, normally wouldn’t have to leave the departure lounge) have to go through customs and collect their bags – come […]

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