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Aylesford, Nova Scotia: Thai meets Greek

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Featured, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 19 comments

Aylesford, Nova Scotia

Last week four of us hopped into the car and took off to Aylesford, Nova Scotia, a farming community about 40 minutes east of Annapolis Royal at Exit 16 on Highway 101. Welcome to week 367 (5/3/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. I hope the title intrigues you enough to read on to find out exactly what transpired in this historic village (population 2, 401),  off the beaten path in Nova Scotia.

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Off the beaten path in Nova Scotia

If getting off the beaten path when you travel is your thing, then Nova Scotia is your perfect destination. I learned a few months ago there’s a “cheese lady” in Aylesford, who makes fantastic feta cheese. Last week my wish to visit her shop came true. However, we were having lunch before making the drive up the mountain to the Holmestead Cheese Shop. My friend informed me that we were going to a “really good” Thai restaurant in Aylesford. I was glad that she told me this over the phone. I think I croaked when she said “really good Thai restaurant”. I did say (as I rolled my eyes and giggled inside) okay, I’m game. Although, truthfully I could not imagine a “really good Thai restaurant” anywhere in rural Nova Scotia. But, how bad could it be? Maybe I was being a bit of a snob after spending a lot of time in Thailand over the past 17 years and eating countless amounts of “really good” authentic Thai food. None of that mattered. I was game for this adventure.

Where to stay in Aylesford, Nova Scotia 

We rolled into Aylesford about 10 minutes before our reservation (yes, we had a reservation.) Now the Thai Memory Restaurant is not hard to find. First, it’s the only restaurant in the village and it’s in the old red brick Royal Bank building moments from the highway exit. I was captivated as soon as I walked in. Thai Memory is an authentic Thai restaurant. The tables and chairs are made from teak. The walls are covered with Thai pictures. They even have the famous photo of the King and Queen of Thailand with Elvis Presley, on one wall. If you’ve never seen it, click here.

I’ve eaten at restaurants in Thailand with the exact Thai tablecloth and cutlery. If you’ve ever been to Thailand you know the Thai’s usually do not use a knife because most of the ingredients are bite-size. Thais also eat from their spoon. The fork is used to push the food onto the spoon. The hanging lanterns are commonplace in Thailand, and also the wall hanging.

Aylesford, Nova Scotia

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Things to do in Annapolis Royal – Museums

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Featured, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 11 comments

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

 

The red chairs at Fort Anne.

This week I am sharing with you Things to do in Annapolis Royal, three museums, all within an easy walking distance of each other, on our main thoroughfare, St. George St. Welcome to Week 367  (4/25/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. For the size of our town, it’s surprising how much there is to see and do. Most people I know visit museums when they travel, so today I want to introduce you to three; Fort Anne National Historic Site, Sinclair Museum (another National Historic Site), and a little further down St. George, the O”Dell Museum.

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Spring in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 7 comments

Spring in Annapolis Royal and in Nova Scotia usually takes a long time to arrive. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t exist. Welcome to week 366 of Travel Photo Thursday. This week I am going to share some of the more spring-like shots I’ve taken over the past 6-8 weeks.

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Annapolis Royal

We had an unusually mild February with a lot of rain and wind and very little snow. This is a shot of the French Basin, which is visible from the French Basin Trail. The trail forms part of the Canada 150 trail, stretching from coast to coast. The ice in the basin was soon history, not to return until next year.

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