Revisiting history in Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is the capital city of the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec. Sitting on the Saint Lawrence River about 250 kilometres northeast of Montreal, it is not quite the buzzing metropolis as its urban neighbour, but still has much to see. When I visited in November 2014, I spent most of my few cold…

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On this day: Lower Manhattan, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 6, 2017, I was in Lower Manhattan, New York City. As we approached the end of our week in New York City, we ventured back to the south end of Manhattan Island to explore further. In…

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On this day: New York Public Library

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 5, 2017, I was at the New York Public Library in New York City. New York Public Library is the second largest library system in the United States, behind the Library of Congress, and the…

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On this day: High Line, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 4, 2017, I was at the High Line in New York City. After our morning at One World Trade Center enjoying views from above the city, we headed toward west Manhattan for a stop at Chelsea…

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On this day: One World Trade Center, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 4, 2017, I was at One World Trade Center in New York City. Thirteen years following the tragic 9/11 attacks, One World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower) was opened. Located in Lower Manhattan…

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On this day: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 3, 2017, I was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a Neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral in Manhattan, New York City. Erected in 1879, it remains a prominent landmark of…

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On this day: Old and new in Seoul

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 7, 2018, I was in Seoul, South Korea. After reuniting with our friend in Busan, we returned to Seoul to spend the remainder of our time in South Korea. As the capital and largest metropolis of…

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Photo Friday: Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

This weekโ€™s Photo Friday is inspired by Leighton from Leighton Travels, who just published a great post about his visit to a hanok village in Otgol, South Korea. He reminded me of my own experience in a hanok when I travelled to South Korea back in 2018. Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village…

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Photo Friday: The Crystal at Royal Ontario Museum

Today’s edition of Photo Friday comes to you from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was constructed in 2007, as a multi-million dollar expansion to the Royal Ontario Museum located in downtown Toronto. The structure employs a Deconstructivist crystalline form, made of 25% glass and 75% aluminum sitting atop a…

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House on the hill: Casa Loma, Toronto

Casa Loma (Spanish translating to ‘Hill House’) is a prominent mansion and garden located in midtown Toronto, situated at an elevation of 140 metres above sea level. It was constructed between 1911 and 1914 as a residence for financier and founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company, Sir Henry Pellatt. Designed by architect E.J. Lennox,…

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