I saw a t-shirt in a Japanese restaurant before I left on this trip last October that said, “I travel to eat” and thought, that’s me! But Taiwan had not met my expectations in the eating department. My best Taiwanese meal had been the cheapest when I visited a night market.Continue reading the contents of a dish are not always in the name
North of Parksville on Vancouver Island, Fanny Bay sits opposite Denman Island. It’s a place you might drive through without stopping if you weren’t aware that it’s famous for oysters. The Pacific oyster is exported all over the world and the oyster farms, unlike salmon farms, don’t harm the environment. Continue reading Fanny Bay
While descending to the rocky shoreline on our Gowlland Tod Provincial Park hike, I wandered over a beach covered in pebbles and shells. I didn’t notice what lay over the boulders at first. I was too busy studying a starfish half hidden amongst the rocks. Continue reading A Free Feast
Photo courtesy: Indi Samarajiva – Wikimedia Commons
Trincomalee was memorable for the families I met. There were two other reasons I’d rather forget that I also connect to the town. One happened while I strolled along the harbourside heading towards a shop to buy butter. Continue reading The last word on Trinco
Photo courtesy: mwanasimba, Wikamedia.org
Oyster Bay was a short drive from downtown Dar es Salaam where Indian Ocean winds washed over the sandy beach.
I used to mooch into the Oyster Bay Hotel poised across the road. Waiting to dock in the harbour were tankers anchored off shore, lit up like distant, silent cities.