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A Fairy Tale Land Named Kotor

Once upon a time, there was a young maiden who had very itchy feet (she suspects it’s a gift from a wise and adventurous fairy-godmother). She had trouble staying still, often daydreamed about far away places, and ogled longingly at maps. One day, she asked her prince, “Can weย go away, to a place we’ve never been before?” The young man knew it was futile toย discourage her. Luckily, he had easy access to an enchanting and very useful tool people called “Google Maps”.

“Hmm,” he pondered, “since we’re near anyway, do you want to go to — Montenegro? There’s a small city here called, hmm, Kotor. Maybe it’ll be nice. What do you think?” The young maiden had no idea what they would find there, but she could hardly keep her heart from bursting withย excitement. Continue reading A Fairy Tale Land Named Kotor

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Welcome to Casa Loma.

One of the things I didn’t count on finding in Toronto was a ‘medieval’ castle. There it was, the majestic and imposing Casa Loma, perched atop a hill overlooking downtown Toronto.

Perhaps one of the most famous residences in the world, the castle has been once THE place to be seen; it was also the setting for recent flicks such as X-Men and Harry Potter. Yet, something tells me that Casa Loma was more about the man who built it rather than the mere building. Continue reading Mi Casa Es Su Casa