Le Canard Tourism

Chiang Mai, Thailand

You get used to the humidity. For me it took a few days but the change in environment helped me to adjust. Bangkok’s landscape of tall glass buildings with digital displays advertising various items mixed with a gritty urban landscape was replaced with a rain forest with a few commercial structures such as mini-malls and businesses . . .

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January 20, 2019


I believe that one of the most overlooked aspects of travel is the ability to become anyone you chose to be during a trip. 

Whether your day job is in custodial services, mechanical work, or at the other end of the spectrum from a CEO or an anthropologist, we all pretend to be someone else when we are on vacation.

Monaco gives . . .

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December 16, 2018

Tunis, Tunisia

The story of the Phoenician Princess Elissa (Dido) has always struck me as one of the most interesting creation stories of the Old World. The tale goes that after the death of her husband, she moved onward to a new land with a number of followers and founded Carthage (New City) off the coast of current day North Africa. Inevitably, another . . .

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November 26, 2018

Andorra la Vella

Capital of Andorra

Contorted on two inclined seats on a bus which originated in Portugal, I spent the night hearing mumbles of gossip in Portuguese while I faded in and out of sleep. A routine stop at border control and the turning on of overhead lighting brought me to my senses. At that moment, I peered out into the darkness to see a sign that reassured me . . .

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October 21, 2018

Zaragoza, Spain

State of Aragon

My quiet arrival to Zaragoza on an early morning train from Barcelona was not met with any fanfare. My local bus ride into town was as casual as if I was going to work or school like the other passengers. I greeted the morning by making my way to the historic center flanked by expensive stores and office buildings and finally arrived at my . . .

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October 07, 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

informerly known as Czecha

The evening of my fourth night in Mala Strana (Lesser Town; Prague), I walked by a long strip of stores, bars, and side streets dotting the area and providing casual meeting places lit by modern lanterns that glow and remind me of a fading color postcard. The sun is setting, and I am simply wandering to the River Vltava feeling lost, awash in . . .

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August 26, 2018

Taipei, Taiwan

I enjoy hindsight. Looking back at a particular moment and re-examining it with a fresh perspective usually comes with regret for a direction we did not take or knowledge we would not have until later.

In this case, I have no regrets only appreciation.

As I wrote this post and reviewed the photos from my trip to Taipei, I realized . . .

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August 05, 2018