Gallipoli – ANZAC Identity and the Birth of Turkey.

“Off you go to your death…” -Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (or at least a quote attributed to him) The World War 1 battle of Gallipoli resonates deeply within three societies. For…

Hiding Covidly

A 17-point guide to the new game of Hiding Covidly This is a historic game. You are a virus. Survive. This game requires stealth, evolution, politics, inequality and indifference. Good…

Barcelona, Madrid & Seville with Costa del Sol Extension – March 2020

I will be leading this Go Ahead tour with my friend Jerry Bunn (we did Ireland / Scotland last year). Fun tour – book the extension, but talk to me…

Culinary Britain – Really, Worth the Trip (seriously)!

Ah British food… Lamb & Yorkshire pudding – a classic Sunday lunch At its best, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding (something I really do enjoy). At its typical, fried scampi…

A week in London with Dad

YYC My trip to England began very well. We left our home in the Rockies and drove to the airport. Once on our Air Canada flight, we were lucky enough…

York, Romans, Jews, Northern England & Murder

After finishing what may only be described as an almost perfect tour, I had a day to make my way to central England. Instead of flying and taking buses and…

Belfast, Borders, BREXIT and a Scottish Backstop – Geo-politics on a few small islands

Much Ado About Something …. While waiting to board the ‘Stena super fast ferry’ to Scotland, two immigration officials wandered through the waiting area. Two days beforehand, we technically crossed an international…

One Night in Paris ….

Our trip to Paris began in St. Pancras station. We boarded the Eurostar train and sped away from London. In barely an hour we were already underwater. Arriving back to…

Iceland – The Land of Ice & Fire

Þetta reddast (it will all work out) Hence, ‘Land of Ice’  Magic. Elves, hidden people, real people… Iceland has to be one of the most special, yet accessible places on…

World Cup – From the Sidelines!

So what happens for us poor sods from a country with no horse in the race? The World Cup is everywhere and it is fun to get swept up into…

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