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Yak Peak on the Coquihalla Pass

The Coquihalla: 20 Months Through the Mountains

The Coquihalla is the name of the highway that connects Vancouver to the Okanagan Valley, an absolute marvel of road building and maintenance, there’s even been a show created around winter time problems on that road. I like the video called The Coquihalla: 20 Months Through the Mountains – a 1985 film about the construction […]

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Bosnian Pyramid

Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids

Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina Surprising how even with the Internet a story like a the Bosnian Pyramid discovery could have skipped my attention. My entire life I’ve been fascinated with pyramids and for as long as I can remember knew instinctively that the Egyptian Pyramid history (his story) was myth but recently I first learned about this […]

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"Lady Cecilia" under the Lions Gate Bridge 1939. City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-2951, photographer Start Thomson

Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

2017 – Vancouver – Lions Gate Bridge South Pier I was riding my bicycle across the overpass in Stanley Park and stopped in the middle to admire the perfect view of Lions Gate Bridge, when I noticed a little plaque that said the following: The Guinness brewing family built the Lions Gate Bridge which opened […]

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Hong Kong, China

China Excursion

Hong Kong to Shenzhen Epic is a word I’ve never used but is the only single word that begins to describe my China Excursion. It all started from Wan Chai in Hong Kong, with an early morning urban hike and photo shoot, to be the first to board the 7am vernacular tram ride known as […]

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Smoke in the Okanagan

Smokanagan

Climate change has caused increasing amounts and intensity of forest fires in British Columbia and Washington State. This day we were experiencing smoke in the Okanagan Valley from Winthrop in Washington State, way down in the Cascade’s as we would say…. By Bala from Seattle, USA – Bleeding Skies Uploaded by X-Weinzar, CC BY 2.0, […]

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Girl in a wetsuit

Pacific Northwest Experience

Vancouver has been an amazing experience for me, the best British Columbia springtime in memory. My time here has been exhilarating and inspiring. The exhilaration is from the beauty of nature and inspiration from the young entrepreneurs I meet. The Asian business communities are thriving and one such great example is the China Canada Business […]

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Indigo Vancouver

Vancouver Calling

Indigo Vancouver Over a month ago a friend gave me a special gift for my birthday, a report based on my name and birth date, to produce what I call the Indigo Vancouver message. Here’s what it said: Color: Indigo Navy Blue Jewels: Pearl, Sapphire, Lapiz Keyword: Responsibility Now it’s time for home and family, […]

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silicon palms night on a full snow moon

Full Snow Moon

For most of my adult life, from the age of twenty-two, I lived in the tropics. This year I’m enjoying the Canadian winter and being with my family but I’m pining for the palms. Thinking about balmy Brazilian nights at this time of the year and remembering the giant palm trees. The reality is though, […]

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Garota_de_ipanema - The Girl from Ipanema

The Girl from Ipanema

Brazil enjoys the largest recording industry outside of the United States, so the number of brilliant artists and the wide variety of genres (most people have never heard of), is truly staggering. The first time I’d ever hear this beautiful language was by vinyl record, as my father had a huge jazz collection, and even […]

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Lions Gate Bridge - Born under a lucky star

Born under a Lucky Star

I was born under a lucky star, or so my Dear Old Mom tells me. She was born of Irish immigrants to Canada, who taught her to always look on the bright side of life, with a good dose of chin-up and carry-on when things didn’t go as planned. She and my Dad taught me […]

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