We flew to Barcelona and were immediately struck by the beauty of the city so close to the sea and so very green. Our hotel the El Palace, had originally been built in 1929 as a Ritz and ritzy it was. It had a handsome entrance that opened up to a grand lobby lounge and […]Read more "Beautiful Barcelona Spain Pt. 2"
We got back from our trip to Spain about a month ago, and I finally sorted all the pictures, and am now ready to tell you about our wonderful vacation. Arriving home is not nearly as much fun as arriving at our destination. First off, there is the time change, that is, Europe is ahead […]Read more "Spain and other wonderful locales Pt. 1"
It finally feels like summer here in Toronto and it is glorious. Since we returned from Florida in late April, we have enjoyed many wonderful cultural events. I like to attend the spring opera offerings of The Canadian Opera Company, and this year we saw Puccini’s La Bohème and Verdi’s Otello. Both were excellent productions. […]Read more "Summer in the City 2019 Part. Two"
‘I am going to share my experiences and stratagems of being 70 and embracing these years because even if you are 50 and reading this, I can guarantee that if you have good health, you too will reach your 70’s. Perhaps I can help you get there and enjoy being there.’ That is what I […]Read more "Summer in the City 2019 & Being 75"
If you have been following my East Africa blogs: https://suddenly70.ca/2019/02/09/wonderful-trip-to-east-africa-pt-1/ and https://suddenly70.ca/2019/03/21/wonderful-trip-to-east-africa-pt-2/ you might remember that after our time at Ngorongoro Crater we planned to head to a tented camp. We knew very little about this camp except that we had confidence in Roar Africa, our travel advisor. We were simply delighted when we arrived. We […]Read more "Wonderful Trip to East Africa Pt. 3"
In the middle of telling you about our trip to East Africa https://suddenly70.ca/2019/02/09/wonderful-trip-to-east-africa-pt-1/, I celebrated a big birthday on February 20. My 75th!! Now my philosophy about birthdays is to own them, to rejoice, rather than moan about the passage of another year. I had lots of help with this one as many friends travelled […]Read more "Wonderful trip to East Africa Pt. 2"
Charles and I have a tradition. Whenever one of us celebrates a special birthday we get to choose a special trip. It was my choice this time, and I was drawn back to Africa. I adored our visit there three years ago, and was totally mesmerized by the animals and the scenery. https://suddenly70.ca/2017/01/18/south-african-dream-2/ https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/03/south-african-dream-pt-1/https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/17/more-south-african-dream/ https://suddenly70.ca/2017/03/11/african-dream-come-true/ […]Read more "Wonderful Trip to East Africa Pt. 1"
Just back from our fabulous trip and planning to start to tell the tales of our visit very soon. Meanwhile I hope you all will have a great 2019. RikiRead more "Wonderful trip to East Africa Pt. 1 coming soon"
I left you at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff. Now the amazing thing about this place is that it is ranked very high on many travel sites online, and travel magazines like Travelers Condé Nast. We really did not like it, and found it below par. So how then do we trust these rankings? Or […]Read more "Fun and Travel with our British Friends Pt. 2"
I have written before about our good friends, Stewart and Barbara from Lancashire, particularly our great trip to Italy with them. See: https://suddenly70.ca/2016/10/09/viva-italia-part-1/ https://suddenly70.ca/2016/10/17/viva-italia-part-2/ https://suddenly70.ca/2016/10/31/viva-italia-part-3/. You will have a better idea of our relationship and our ease in travelling together after checking out these earlier blogs. We have now done 6 visits/trips with them and […]Read more "Fun and Travel with our British friends"