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Vive la France and all its beauty

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vive la France and all its beauty

France is the world’s leading tourist destination (83 million visitors in 2013) and has so much to offer, it is hard to choose just a few places to recommend. Of course, Paris is the top tourist destination within France — a city of romance and the country’s fashion capital. It boasts extraordinary monuments and museums. […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2014

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2014

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Vietnam’s home away home away from home

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vietnam’s home away home away from home

Vietnamese Ambassador To Anh Dung and his wife, Tran Phi Nga, meet photographer Dyanne Wilson and me at the door of their Glebe home. Ms Tran is wearing a traditional hand-painted silk Ao Dai, a national dress that bears a slight to the exterior of their heritage house whose architecture is Spanish. But inside, the […]

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Venerable Viognier

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Venerable Viognier

A dog-eared book, an old sweater, or, even a glass of wine poured more out of habit than pleasure are all familiar things. Unfortunately, while familiarity is certainly comforting and reassuring, it rarely exceeds expectations. The prevalence of certain too-familiar wine grapes and their common styles can send palates running in the direction of something […]

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UAE: From camel milk and dates to international cuisine

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
UAE: From camel milk and dates to international cuisine

A recent adventure took me and my husband to the amazing United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located in the Middle East, it borders Saudi Arabia, Oman, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian/Arabian Gulf, and is at the centre of three of the world’s strategic regions, each with its own dynamic food culture — the Middle […]

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Canadian citizenship: What it takes

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian citizenship: What it takes

Think fast — test your knowledge about Canada. Can you name two responsibilities of citizenship? What qualifications are necessary to vote in a federal election? What addition was made to the Constitution of Canada in 1982? The answers, in order, are: obeying the law and voting in elections; being a Canadian citizen at least 18 […]

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Wars both hot and cold

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wars both hot and cold

As soon as the Second World War was over, the French began fighting a decade-long hit-and-run guerrilla conflict against left-wing nationalists in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, the three pieces of the map that made up French Indochina. Eventually they lost their patience, deciding to wipe out the enemy by luring them into one big killing […]

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From fabled island to national park

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
From fabled island to national park

For 28 years, I had dreamed of exploring Sable Island, seeing the wild horses that grace its enchanting dunes. In April 2014, my dream came true: I landed on the beach in a small charter aircraft for the first time. As a conservation photographer and wilderness guide, I have had the privilege of exploring many […]

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Enchanting India: sights, smells and tastes to entice 

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enchanting India: sights, smells and tastes to entice 

Exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic: India offers different aspects of her personality to travellers. Only there can you go on a camel safari in the hot, mesmerising deserts of Rajasthan, heli-ski in the Himalayas, raft down the mighty Ganges and trek in pristine Garhwal Himalayas, all in the same month. There are 89 national parks, 13 […]

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Day-tripping outside the capital

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Day-tripping outside the capital

A visitor to Ottawa has a wealth of choice – lots to see and do in the city, of course, but also a wonderful selection of sites worth seeing on myriad daytrips from Canada’s capital. Place: Montreal, only two hours east of Ottawa Why go: Canada’s second largest city, Montreal offers amazing energy and great […]

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