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New Orleans in 15 Instagrams

Earlier, I've told you of my first trip abroad - to New Orleans. As an eleven-year-old, I thought it was an exciting and exotic city; the colours, the smells, the people, the jazz, the streets and the street cars, the shops, the horse-drawn carriages... 1. New Orleans by Instagram I've always had a strange yearning to see the city again [...]

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia (Day out Halifax)

There's something very appealing about Atlantic Canada. During a road trip in Nova Scotia, we stumbled upon Blue Rocks, a curious fishing village turned artist colony. In Atlantic Canada, the fishing industry has been on the verge of collapse for the last 20 years. The young leave in droves, lured to the oil-sands in Alberta. In glossy brochures designed to [...]

By |14 January 2013|Canada, Daytrip, Nova Scotia, Road trips, Travel photos|

Zip lining in Costa Rica

By Catarina Redisch at Tarcoles River, Costa Rica When we were in Costa Rica, mum wanted to visit a coffee plantation. My sister and I would rather zip line. We were going to fly between 9 platforms. We took a bus to Tarcoles River. As we got out of the bus, we walked a little ways, maybe 20 minutes, through [...]

The lighthouse at Colonia (Day out Buenos Aires)

Wherever I went in town, I always saw Colonia lighthouse, an ever-present guide, for sailors throughout the centuries - and for this jetlagged Scandinavian.

Bridges of the Panama Canal

Bridge of the Americas at dawn I've meant to write about the Panama Canal for a while now. Just needed a little nudge - and received it with this week's #frifotos* theme: bridges. So here, finally, are a few images of a day spent crossing from one world ocean to another, from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Bridge of the [...]

Western Canada Road Trip: Vancouver to Calgary, the Scenic Route

Summer or fall is an excellent time for a Canada road trip. Here's the scenic route between Vancouver and Calgary, Big Sky country.

Lively Lunenburg (Day out Halifax)

The small town of Lunenburg in coastal Nova Scotia is bright, colourful, lively and lovely. And of special value to the common heritage of humanity. The town was added to the World Heritage list in 1995 as the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Or, as UNESCO puts it: Lunenburg is a remarkably well-preserved [...]

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