A Face Mask for the People

Face masks are what we need now for our essential trips outside the house. I made some masks for my family based on the pattern “A.B. Mask – for a Nurse by a Nurse”, by Jessica Nandino. You can find the pattern and instructions at Instructables.com. My masks have a layer of cotton flannel on …

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Fine dining in Verona at the Cangrande Ristorante & Enoteca

Of all the cities in which to celebrate romance, Verona in northern Italy is a front runner. Besides being known as the land of Romeo and Juliet, it’s a city full of colour, beauty and historical interest. It has frescoes, romantic bridges, churches full of pink Veronese marble, and a castle with a working drawbridge. …

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Tunis: Vibes of the City

First impressions We arrived in Tunis late in the evening. The taxi (50 DT or $25 CAD) whisked us to the Ibis Hotel near the edge of the city’s core. The first thing we noticed was that we had to pass through metal detectors as we walked into the hotel. I assume that this security …

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Tunis, Tunisia: Ancient city, new democracy

In late October, we made a 5-night trip to Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. It was our first time in North Africa, and our first trip to an Arab country. Why we visited Tunis When you think of touring North Africa, do you think of a trip to Egypt or Morocco? Well, Lee and …

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At the Boquiera Market

Barcelona, September 2009 Dried chilis, herbs and spices, pastes, olives—essential ingredients for Catalan cuisine.