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Reflections on the Trip

Now that I have been home for a couple of days, I want to take a moment to sum up and review my trip. Costa Rica The country is beautiful. From the beaches to the mountains, the colour are spectacular.  … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

This time next week, I will be in Costa Rica. That shouldn’t be its own paragraph, but when you write it on paper, it just seems so much more real. It just seems that it needs its own space.  It … Continue reading

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Too Early for Turkey?

I am sure I have explained this before, but for the benefit of anyone coming to this blog for the first time, I will do my best to be brief. Owing to the fact that my family and the connections … Continue reading

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Spring Visions

Though I am not prepared to wish away winter yet, with obvious signs of spring showing themselves, it is hard not to look forward to spring. Thanks to a walk in the park, my thoughts turn to tennis….if only briefly. … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Tea

  When I lived in Japan, one of my students was a rather revered master of the tea ceremony.  On one occasion, my roommate and I were invited by her to participate in one.  It is highly ritualistic and at times beautiful.  It … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Part of my preparations for this trip include learning from my mistakes. On my Vietnam trip, I didn’t take cycling shoes and pedals.  I opted for sandals instead.  The sandals I chose (Keens) were awesome.  I am taking them on … Continue reading

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The Visa Arrives

I guess the trip is official now. Okay, it was official when I paid for it….and paid for the flight….okay, it’s been official for a while.  The thing is, other than packing and buying a few clothes and toiletries, I … Continue reading

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Getting Ready pho my Trip (continued)

Though the trip is still quite a bit of a ways away, (there will be a lot of teaching to be done in those weeks, lots of questions to be answered, and maybe a bit of pounding my head against … Continue reading

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Getting Ready Pho My Trip

I have only ever had to apply for a visa once before a trip. In actual fact, that wasn’t a vacation but rather the start of my working time in Japan.  Since then, I have always gotten a visa at … Continue reading

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Taking a Ride on the Niagara Escarpment

On Sunday I participated in the Epic Tour Halton, or the GTA Gran Fondo. Despite the name confusion for me, it was the same event I took part in last year.  If you recall, last year’s event took place during … Continue reading

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