Le Canard Tourism

Little Rock, Arkansas

United States

As we descended into Little Rock, Arkansas, the motion of the car slowed, allowing me to take in the view. The conversation became a muffled noise as I wondered if the few tall buildings represented the downtown area. To me, it’s scant look made it unbelievable that this was the state’s capital city. 
 
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March 06, 2022

Venezia, Italia

Venice, Italy

My flight landed in Venice in the late fall afternoon, and by the time I made it to the ferry, the sun had already set. I was curious and excited about this experience—fascinated that I would be taking a craft into Venice like a seaman of old but worried that I would miss my stop. My hand-written notes were my guide: Blue Line to . . .

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February 06, 2022

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

Australia

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

Singapore

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

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