Destinations

Annapolis Royal Photos

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Annapolis Royal

This week we were in Annapolis Royal having a peek at my new condo and taking a few photos along the waterfront. Welcome to week 347 (12/10/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I have been a total road warrior this week and it’s not over yet. Tuesday I was in Halifax having lunch with a friend who is downsizing and offered me some of her kitchen gadgets. Then yesterday it was seven hours on the road as I did a return trip to Annapolis Royal. Tomorrow it’s back to Halifax to see Dad and celebrate my niece’s birthday. I’ll also spend some time with the beautiful Livy. She’s already a month old! This is a quick post, but do enjoy the photos of Annapolis Royal, my soon to be home.

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Favorite Nova Scotia Photos from Instagram

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 19 comments

Nova Scotia Photos

This week let’s enjoy a few favorite Nova Scotia photos from my Instagram feed, taken since my return on August 22nd. Welcome to week 346 (10/05/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Internet connections continue to be a challenge for me. I’m in the library attempting to put this post together since the Internet in my apartment decided to go on vacation around 8 am this morning. Do enjoy the photos and don’t forget to check out the other great travel bloggers linking up this week.

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Seventeen Pictou artists painted up a colorful storm during Paint Pictou early in September. It was the perfect day for taking Nova Scotia photos, too!

 

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Nova Scotia: New Glasgow Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

New Glasgow Farmer’s Market

This past weekend we had a fab time at the weekly New Glasgow Farmer’s Market. Welcome to week 345 of Travel Photo Thursday. My apologies for last weeks absence, but Indy and I continue to live the vagabond lifestyle. Last week we were in a lovely New Glasgow apartment with no Internet and my trusty old laptop refused to connect to the public library Wifi. We are back in Pictou this week with both a Wifi connection and a brand new computer.

Wherever I am in the world markets are always at the top of my list. Come along as we enjoy this Nova Scotia gem; the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market.

 

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If you’re driving you are in luck. The parking lot is located steps away from the market buildings. It’s free, and there’s no shortage of spaces. The building on the right is the permanent building and the white domed building is a tent and is closed once the weather becomes too nippy. None of the vendors I spoke to had an exact date, but it probably depends on the temperatures. We’re having an exceptionally mild fall (think swimming in the ocean end of September), so if this keeps up both buildings could be open for a while yet. The market is open every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. If I was coming here in the winter months I would double check on their website just to be sure. You’ll also find a list of vendors.

 

New Glasgow Framer's Market

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Pictou’s Historical Ship Hector: A Photo Essay

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 16 comments

Ship Hector

This week we’re visiting  Ship Hector in the picturesque town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Welcome to week 343 (7/9/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’m enjoying my new temporary home in Pictou and it seems that Indy and I will be moving one more time before we finally get to settle into our new condo, and Annapolis Royal. Next Friday we’ll be taking up temporary residence in New Glasgow, a town located about 20 minutes from here. We now have a tentative date of September 30th to move into our new home in Annapolis Royal. Fingers crossed! Join us this week to see and read all about Ship Hector and why the wee town of Pictou is often referred to as “The Birth Place of New Scotland”. Did you know that Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland?

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Ship Hector

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Charming Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Destinations, Italy, Ravello, Small Town Explorer | 4 comments

 Ravello, Italy

Charming Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast, by travel blogger Barbara Wagner, is the third small town featured in our  Small Town Explorer Series The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. This series introduces readers to small towns and centers around the globe, featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, where to stay and where to dine. Come along as Barbara introduces us to the charms of Ravello, Italy. In case you missed the first two towns in the series:

Bourtange

Sanzhi 

Ravello, Italy

View of Salerno Bay

Ravello, Italy is located on the Amalfi Coast in the Southern Italian commune of Salerno. It is a peaceful Mediterranean town with a population of about 2500 people and built on Monte Torello, which is 350 m tall. The town is one of the most charming small towns in Italy with stunning views of the Mediterranean. In the 12-13th century, the city flourished under the rule of the Rufolo family. At the time, the city had 25,000 inhabitants. The family created the cathedral in the main square and many other religious buildings around the town. The home of the family, Villa Rufolo is the most visited tourist site in the town. You can enjoy a beautiful view of Salerno Bay from its gardens.

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Seoul Sky Observatory: Lotte Tower, Seoul

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 10 comments

Seoul Sky

This week we’re visiting the Seoul Sky Observatory located in Seoul’s Lotte Tower. Welcome to week 342 of (8/31/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’ve been back in Canada 23 days and Nova Scotia for nine; so far so good. My visit to the Seoul Sky Observatory was my last sight-seeing adventure in Korea, and I loved every moment. Now I also have a good reason to visit Seoul again sometime. I want to experience the awesome night view. Enjoy the photo tour.

There were lineups, but I was amazed at how quickly things moved. I was there at the height of the season and wait time for getting a ticket and the Sky Shuttle (elevator) to the 117 floor was a mere 15 minutes. Whoever is in charge is an expert in crowd control.

You enter Seoul Sky through the Lotte World Mall, which is easily accessible via Jamsil Subway Station (Line 2 or 8 Exit 2). Follow the signs and you won’t get lost.

Seoul Sky

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