Sketches from Canada

Stops: Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Toronto, Gatineau, Ottawa, Montreal  I. Niagara Falls Memories of fog and rainy wetness from about two decades ago, with my grandmother aboard the Maid of the Mist on the other side of Niagara. I remember I couldn’t see through the downpour on my glasses and shivered under my poncho. We standContinue reading “Sketches from Canada”

Christmasland: Copenhagen and Stockholm

My first imaginary encounter with Copenhagen was in the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, a young-adult novel we read in the 5th grade which is set in Denmark during the Nazi occupation. The main character, Annemarie, who is a young Danish girl, helps her Jewish friend and her family to hide and escape to Sweden. I remember a scene inContinue reading “Christmasland: Copenhagen and Stockholm”

Prague, Enchanted City

We took a weekend trip out to Prague in February, to escape the drizzle and misery of Madrid for even much more freezing weather. Javi´s friend Jose and his wife decided to join us. I´d always heard about the beauty of Prague and how it´s a must-see for anybody traveling through Europe. And it certainlyContinue reading “Prague, Enchanted City”