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Hockey players on the beach outside the entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

There are certain things I miss about home more than others when traveling abroad. Aside from friends and family, I really miss hockey just as much as anything else. To understand how important hockey is to Canadians you need to look at examples of sports fanatic nations around the world. Hockey in Canada is the [...]

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Eating Poutine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

If you were to sit down and try to come up with the ultimate junk food that is the most unhealthy dish on the planet, you’d be hard pressed to top Poutine. This Canadian dish, originating from Quebec, consists of fries smothered in cheese curds and topped with a generous heap of gravy. It looks [...]

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Horseback riding on Magnetic Island

In order to experience the rugged charms of Magnetic Island we decided to go horseback riding. The horse I selected, Choci Brown, was a gentle creature with a rather quirky habit.  Given, it had rained heavily for days on end, prior to our arrival on Magnetic Island, many puddles existed along the path we were [...]

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Australian Animal Encounters

Our trip to Australia was a real turning point for Audrey. In particular, she’s not fond of snakes. Getting close to one is pretty much out of question. Wrapping a snake around her neck? Forget about it! And yet, that is actually what she did after some coaxing from both me and the ranger who [...]

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Tim Tam Slam

One of favorite Australian snacks that we tried recently (as documented in our previous taste test video) was the Tim Tam. Arnott’s Tim Tam is a brand of chocolate consisting of layers of chocolate, chocolate cream filling and chocolate malted biscuits covered in a thin layer of chocolate. To say these biscuits are loaded with [...]

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One day in Frankfurt

Arriving at Frankfurt International Airport we faced a bit of dilemma. With close to eight hours to kill before our flight from Frankfurt to Brisbane via Abu Dhabi and Singapore, we had to decide between hanging out at the airport and getting online work done or going into the city for a quick whirlwind tour. [...]

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Eating currywurst in Berlin, Germany

Arriving just recently in Berlin one of the first things I wanted to do was sample authentic German street food. With the guidance of my lovely girlfriend Audrey (who has been to Germany several times) it was absolutely paramount -according to her – that I try currywurst. Currywurst, for those unacquainted, is steamed then fried [...]

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Pee Pees Katzencafé cat cafe in Berlin, Germany

We’ve visited cat cafes in three different countries – one in Korea, one in Thailand and one in Malaysia. This is going to be our first in Germany. This one is called Pee Pees Katzencafé here in Berlin. As soon as we walked into Pee Pee’s Katzencafe, two very energetic young cats greeted us. As [...]

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German Breakfast in our apartment in Berlin

I’ve often found I can gain as much insight into a nation/culture by its breakfast than just about anything else. Considered the most important meal by many, I’ve slurped noodles in Vietnam, ate rice in Korea and devoured hummus in Jordan. Coming to Germany was an opportunity for me to try eating authentic Frühstück (German: [...]

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Eating Czech Food including Goulash and Pilsner Beer

I have a confession to make. When I discover a restaurant I love while on the road I often return multiple times. There have been a few cases where I’ve come back daily and I sometimes even frequent the same place multiple times in one day! Since arriving in Prague I’ve discovered a gem of [...]

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