Double Take – Hotel Picnic in France

Double Take – Hotel Picnic in France

One of my favourite things to do in a foreign land is to check out their grocery stores. I stumbled upon gorgeous sealed bags of olives in herbs and oil in Aix-en-Provence, France and completely adored them. Incredibly flavourful and perfect for a picnic for one in my...
Double Take – Whirling Dervish

Double Take – Whirling Dervish

Some weeks just feel crazy, like you are spinning. This week was one of them for me. It reminded me of a Whirling Dervish performance I saw on a Nile Cruise in Egypt three years ago! I will never forget this dancer  turning round and round and round, perfectly on...
Double Take – Nun in Toledo

Double Take – Nun in Toledo

This is one of my favourite pictures from my trip to Spain several years ago. It was a quiet day, in an old part of Toledo. Watching this elderly nun slowly walk through a narrow street in the old part of town, with the sunshine and a beautiful cathedral in the...
Double Take – Why I Hate Monkeys

Double Take – Why I Hate Monkeys

On my recent trip to Cambodia, the entire bus of women I was travelling with instantly shrieked with delight the moment they saw a small group of monkeys by the side of the road. They made the bus driver stop and ran outside to take pictures, and feed them. I stayed...
Double Take – Lisbon

Double Take – Lisbon

Watching a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations which featured Lisbon, Portugal, brought back a lot of very fond memories for me of my trip to Portugal in 2005. It was only a few days following a longer tour of Spain.I loved it. Lisbon is like...
Double Take – Negril Cliffs

Double Take – Negril Cliffs

On the eve of two upcoming brutally cold Canadian prairie days (-30C!), I find myself day dreaming about our trip to the cliffs of Negril, Jamaica last March…. where Dave’s favourite place became one of mine. Heaven.                    ...

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