One of the most surprising consequences of the Brexit vote is the audible public shock, not just in the UK, but across Canada and the United States, to its results. My Facebook feed is flooded with verbal lamentations about Britain’s fallen status — “Oh England, my England,” said one, while others talk eloquently of the imminent fall of the British Empire. But this melancholy-steeped call to … Continue reading Britain in the Wake of Brexit: Romancing the Empire
One of the problems with the Canadian winter, or maybe just winter in general is that it goes on far too long. Sure, it’s all fine and good in December tasting the snowflakes that fall on your nose, as if they’re a fresh new invention. Snow — that glistening white stuff is its own special brand of romance — you experience in it the warm … Continue reading Toronto in the Winter
Bosnia & Herzegovina is by far one of my favourite places! Everything about it is spectacular: the culture, scenery, food, but especially the people. Often when people hear “Bosnia” they don’t think of it as a place to visit, in fact, they still think of it as a place of conflict. That version of the country is so entirely opposed to my experience of Bosnia, I … Continue reading Why Travel to Bosnia?
Though Madrid is not, perhaps, as photogenic a city as Seville, or Granada, I couldn’t help but marvel at how at home we felt the entire time we were there. It is very rare to find a city that feels like home, but Madrid was certainly one of those places. We had a wonderful Airbnb situation we shared with two other travellers, both of whom were … Continue reading 8 free things to do in Madrid
We did not leave enough time to fully see and experience Granada. Two days, even if we were generous on both ends was by far not enough time to experience this lovely city and see the Alhambra. When first researching our travel itinerary we were told time and time again that we needed to see the Alhambra. But I didn’t realize that Granada itself is … Continue reading How to spend two days in Granada