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Throwback Thursday: Parks Canada founded on May 19, 1911

  Throwback Thursdays are inspired by the events and stories in history that share the same date.   Most Canadians and tourists have visited and enjoyed at least one of Canada’s designated national  parks or heritage sites, some of which...
by Zoria Belle on May 19, 2016

45 Years

Last year, while dining with an old friend at the Assembly House, Norwich’s delicious Georgian gem, we stumbled upon the making of ’45 Years’ starring Sixties starlets, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney. I caught the ravishing Ms Rampling rus...
by Perking the Pansies on Oct 16, 2015

On the Trails to Two Historic Sites in Newfoundland

Newfoundland may not be the most popular island out there to visit, but it does have some unique history that makes it stand out within North America. The highlights include a capital city that touts itself as the “Oldest City in North America...
by Marie Away on Jul 24, 2015

Free Admission to All Canadian National Parks for Canada Day (July 1)

While the US offers free entrance fee days to national parks throughout the year, the free admission days to Canada’s national parks aren’t as frequent. One day where you can visit Canada’s national parks at no cost is on Canada Day...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 15, 2015

Exit Through the Gift Shop

As anticipated, our London to Brighton expedition was a booze cruise of Swedish proportions. The main seaside event was supposed to be Elaine Paige in concert at the Brighton Dome courtesy of our London playmates. I say, supposed because Ms Paige can...
by Perking the Pansies on Nov 5, 2014

Catch of the Day

My tuppence-worth contribution to Roving Jay’s latest travel book, The Gümüslük Travel Guide, the first of an in-depth series about the Bodrum Peninsula from a lady in the know: One sultry autumn afternoon, Liam and I rode the dolly to Güm...
by Perking the Pansies on Sep 25, 2014

Varna Vacations

Visiting or traveling to Varna to have a vacation, especially with the potentials of tourist attraction that the city has, is really a must. Varna is one of the most beautiful city in Bulgaria. It is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Travel on Jun 4, 2014

Windmills of Mykonos, Greece ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Laugh QuotesWhen I think of windmills, I used to think about the Netherlands. However, it is windmills of Mykonos that captured my heart. I have only been to a few of the Greek Islands, but Mykonos is my favorite: The stark white against the blue sky...
by Laugh Quotes on Apr 25, 2014

Opera Houses Built to Stand Out ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Laugh Quotes by Rhonda AlbomWe went to Australia to celebrate my 50th birthday, as a visit to the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge were on my bucket list.  Then, a year later I saw the magnificent Opera House in Muscat, Oman.  Sydney’s O...
by Laugh Quotes on Apr 16, 2014

Closed for 2014

A sunny spring day saw us on the top floor of a double decker cruising cross-country past gilded fields of rapeseed. We were on our way to Loddon, a picture postcard market town of 2,500 souls, ten miles outside Norwich at the headwaters of the Norf...
by Perking the Pansies on Apr 13, 2014

Larger Than Life Statues in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Italy and Spain ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Laugh Quotes by Rhonda AlbomOnce again I am spoiled for choice.  Larger than life sculptures are everywhere.  Here are a few of my favorites, including a funny one at the end: We saw most of these statues in 2012 as we traveled around the world. Yo...
by Laugh Quotes on Apr 13, 2014

Hoover Dam, An Engineering Wonder ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Laugh Quotes by Rhonda AlbomHoover Dam is a huge concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River at the border between Arizona and Nevada in the USA. It gave 1000′s of people work during the great depression. Construction starting in 1931.  Ho...
by Laugh Quotes on Apr 8, 2014

Great Wall of China – A Walking Adventure ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Laugh Quotes by Rhonda AlbomWe walked on the Great Wall of China! We chose the Mutianyu section as it’s a bit steeper and much less crowded than the more popular Badaling section. We walked on the Great Wall of China while visiting Beijing in...
by Laugh Quotes on Apr 7, 2014

When in Rome

The great castle keep of Norwich dominates the city’s skyline. At first sight, it looks too twee to be authentic, its walls too sharp, its stonework too white and its decoration too untroubled by the march of time. No wonder Liam and I assumed it t...
by Perking the Pansies on Apr 3, 2014

Norwich-Over-The-Water

After 20 months, we finally closed the door on the Weaver’s Cottage and left the old parish of Norwich-Over-The-Water. It was a sad parting but bricks and mortar are just that, even when they’re 370 years old and located in the oldest ward in...
by Perking the Pansies on Mar 22, 2014

The Biggest Cock in Town

On a recent trip down to the Smoke, Liam and I decided on a post-matinee snifter. We headed towards Trafalgar Square to the stage of our inaugural meeting, a chilly evening in the spring of 2006. The chance encounter is best described in my first boo...
by Perking the Pansies on Feb 26, 2014

The Norwich Book of Records

Norwich is stuffed with the biggest, finest, oldest and firsts in all the realm. There’s a gem on virtually every corner. These are a few of my favourites. Hover over the image for a brief hint and click for more scintillating facts that you ne...
by Perking the Pansies on Feb 22, 2014

Jack’s Lycian Ways

I recently entered a travel writing contest. The piece was about my favourite part of Turkey, the Lycian coast. It’s not hugely detailed as I was limited to 1,000 words but I managed to pack a lot in. The entry was adapted from my recent e-book...
by Perking the Pansies on Oct 2, 2013

Paris Eurostar Weekend Deal

Paris is one of the most stunning cities on earth. Weather you select to explore the famous landmarks, up-to-date fashion and design, historic sites, shopping malls, culture and arty sides of Paris, one thing is assured that the city of light will al...
by Best Travel Deals on Jul 10, 2013

Fun Traveling to the World Historic Sites

Traveling to the world historic sites is not only liked by the students and archaeologists. Not only to educational tours, visiting historic sites also able to refresh your mind after tired working in the office. As similar purpose with tourism trave...
by tourism journal on Mar 30, 2013


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