Monthly Archives: February 2016

HEALTHY LUNCHES

WHAT THE TOP HEALTH EXPERTS PACK FOR LUNCH Pack a meal that’s healthy and delicious. These dishes are easy to prep (and transport) and chock-full of flavour. 1. Avocado Sandwich. Crazy delicious, start with two slices of whole-grain bread and … Continue reading

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LARCH HIKES

LARCH HIKES – CANADIAN ROCKIES AND SELKIRKS Larch trees have risen to celebrity status in the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains of southern British Columbia, and there’s little wonder why. These coniferous trees shed their needles, but before tucking in … Continue reading

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ISRAELI & the PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – The Trip

Israel & Palestinian Territories February 17-March 7 2016 TIPS ON TRAVEL 1. Shabbat. Everything stops on Saturday, the holy day of the Jewish week. All public transport including buses don’t run and restaurants and businesses are closed. So travel has … Continue reading

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ISRAEL & the PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – Travel Facts

HISTORY Ancient Times. Around 1800 BC, Abraham is believed to have led his nomadic tribe from Mesopotamia to what is now Israel and the Palestinian Territories, then known as Canaan. His descendants were forced to relocate to Egypt because of … Continue reading

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PETRA, JORDAN

PETRA is one of the seven Wonders of the World and thus not to be missed. Going through the siq and passing the Treasury, Theatre, and the 800 steps up to the Monastary (and many other sites on the main … Continue reading

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TRAVEL FIRST AID KITS

As a physician, I try to look after all my own medical problems. Frankly I don’t trust the medical practitioners in many foreign countries. But I appreciate that you probably don’t have this ability. Because of the size and space … Continue reading

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WHALING

COUNTRIES THAT STILL HUNT WHALES Whaling is cruel and the demand for whale meat is falling. But, despite bans on commercial whaling and the trade in whale products accepted by most countries, whaling is still carried out by Japan, Norway … Continue reading

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WHY I LIKE TO STAY IN HOSTELS

As a solo traveler, there is no other way I’d consider traveling; they are just more inviting, more fun, and more social. There is a more hands on aspect to a hostel that doesn’t exist in luxury hotels. A hostel … Continue reading

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JORDAN – The Trip

Jordan Feb 1-17 2016 TRAVEL TIPS 1. Jordan Pass. Introduced on September 1, 2015, the Jordan Pass is a sightseeing package for visitors to Jordan. It covers prepaid entry to over 40 attractions in Jordan (anything covered under the antiquities … Continue reading

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