Le Canard Tourism

Acapulco, Guerrero

South West Mexico

I arrived in Acapulco and took a taxi down into a residential street one block above the Malecon (seawall) and passed a few restaurants close to the Zocalo (the main historic square).
The Zocalo was smaller than others that I had seen before. It was mostly obscured by large trees that looked decades old whose vines hung . . .

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January 05, 2022

Trinidad (Lesser Antilles)

Trinidad & Tobago

Arriving at the South Quay bus depot, I could finally fully feel and see what I had only glimpsed through the bus window. First was the humidity followed by the palm trees and the rigid buildings that flanked the depot. Making my way through the peripheral buildings of downtown Port of Spain, I began to wander through a heavily industrialized . . .

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March 25, 2020

Hobart, Tasmania


On a clear afternoon, you can see Antarctica in the distance. On other days, the view from the harbor will leave you with the sensation that you are cut off from the rest of the world. Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, appears as though it is perpetually in autumn with the trees’ red, brown, and yellow leaves askew on the ground. . . .

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February 27, 2020

Trujillo, Peru

I was well rested after having slept soundly and only waking briefly during an earthquake with its epicenter in Lima about 350 miles away. My only indication was a rumbling and then the slight movement of my bed. The quake felt more like a dream due to my fatigue, and I soon went back into   a deep sleep.

The local forecast . . .

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January 23, 2020


Although the restaurant was packed, I easily found a table for one. The locale was small, practically a living room crammed with small wooden tables, thin table cloth, and various condiments at each table’s center. Bowls of noodles, dim sum, rice, and egg rolls were found everywhere. The conversations translated into soft murmurs amid . . .

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August 18, 2019

Missoula, MT United States

I hiked about a mile along the Clark River as inner tubes and small rafts floated by in the opposite direction back to Missoula. The hiking trail started in the city and guided me past the university and narrowed as it continued around the base of the mountains. The sky was dotted with clouds that did not fully block the blue sky. The . . .

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July 07, 2019


As a child, I developed a fascination for tree houses. The homes I grew up in had backyards but not nearly big enough to sustain a tree let alone a tree house. I grew up watching other families build one as a group project and, when it was done, the children, now feeling like adults, look down upon the earth as if they were giants.

Maybe . . .

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March 10, 2019