Cape Breton, NS

September 30, 2019

Cape Breton NS: September 21 – 25, 2019 Nova Scotia’s Island  – Cape Breton – has a population of 132k. The 10,311 km2 island accounts for 19% of Nova Scotia’s total area. Although the island is physically separated from the Nova Scotia peninsula by the Strait of Canso, it is connected by a 1,385m long rock-filled causeway. The only way in and… View Article

Prince Edward Island

September 27, 2019

Prince Edward Island: September 19 – 21 2019 Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest province of Canada in both land area and population (155K), but it is the most densely populated. Agriculture is PEI’s largest industry, with nearly half of the island’s land being dedicated to farming. Potatoes have been produced on PEI since as early as 1771… View Article

New Brunswick

September 21, 2019

New Brunswick:  Sept 15 – 19, 2019 New Brunswick is Canada’s only (officially) bilingual province, according to the Constitution of Canada. I did not know that! The population is two-thirds anglophones, and one third francophones and then one third of the citizens say they are bilingual. We noticed more prominent French as soon as we arrived in NB, especially… View Article

Nova Scotia

September 15, 2019

Nova Scotia Part 1 The Maritimes AKA Canada’s East Coast   The Maritime provinces is a region of Eastern Canada made up of three provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island (PEI) with a population of approximately 1.8 million people. Together with Newfoundland and Labrador, the Maritime provinces make up the region of Atlantic Canada. This is the stormiest region in Canada and the… View Article


September 9, 2019

We are back! We landed in Canada the end of June and have been busy settling in. I would have to say, this was the first time traveling that we were a little anxious to get back. Two and a half months was a long time to wait to see our precious granddaughter Margot, and… View Article


September 5, 2019

Denmark:  June 23 – 28 2019 Aarhus The train from Hamburg (GR) to Aarhus (DM) was strange, as there were no services (wifi, coffee, water) as we rode through Germany. But an hour later the train stopped, the Danish police boarded, did a passport check (never happens), left, and the train departed. That’s called ‘Welcome… View Article


September 3, 2019

Hello! Finally getting around to finish off the blog posts from our spring Europe trip. We have been back in Canada since the end of June and we are enjoying our new life in Chilliwack. We will make a separate post on life at home, after being nomads for eight months. Germany June 20 –… View Article


June 27, 2019

Poland: June 16 – 20, 2019 Poland is the 6th most populous EU member with a population of approximately 38.5 million people. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. Poland has 15 UNESCO sites.  The country is prosperous with a high-income economy and very high standards of living, life quality, education, and economic freedom. The citizens receive free university, state-funded social security and a universal health care system. … View Article


June 21, 2019

Lithuania: June 14 – 16 2019 Lithuania, a country of 2.9 million, is the southernmost country of Europe’s Baltic states, and a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Lithuania is said to be in a geographical centre of Europe. 90% of Lithuania’s are Roman Catholic. The Lithuania language is the most ancient… View Article


June 16, 2019

Latvia: June 12 – 14, 2019 Latvia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, with over 500 km of coast and many beautiful, wide beaches. Half of the country is covered by dense forest, making Latvia lush and green. The locals are forgers and find fantastic ingredients like birch sap juice, berries, and… View Article