Photo Diaries

An American Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving in Paris

Ah Thanksgiving…it’s that time of year Americans come together to give thanks for all they have, celebrate family and friends and kick off the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season. The food remains today the centre of any Thanksgiving,(…)

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A Glimpse of Autumn in my Favourite Places

A Glimpse of Autumn in my Favourite Places

Autumn, or Fall as the North Americans call it, is my favourite season of the year. Yes I know I’m supposed to be a patriotic island girl but really I just love the cooler temps this time of the year, the beautiful earthy colours as the leaves change and fall off and most importantly the scrumptious warm(…)

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Happy Bastille Day France!

Happy Bastille Day France!

Bastille Day? It will take a couple dirty looks, if not confused, from the average French person if you ever called it that in France. That’s because locals call it La FĂȘte Nationale (The National Celebration) and or more commonly le quatorze juillet (the 14th of July). But me, in all the glory of my English language(…)

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A Legacy for Granny – Praan Prathistaa Ceremony

This post is very close to home for me, sharing not just a bit of Trinidad’s multi-ethnic culture, but my Hindu heritage and family.  I do travel a lot, but when it comes to family, I find myself on a plane back to Trinidad as much as I can to celebrate religious and other functions with them. Granny’s wish for(…)

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Revisiting some of Trinidad’s Unspoiled Beaches…

When it comes to beaches in the Caribbean, no one thinks of Trinidad & Tobago as being top choice for a beach holiday destination. Between the two islands, Tobago is unarguably more famous for its beaches. But even if we let Tobago take credit for the more beautiful beaches of the two isles, Trinidad has some(…)

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A Walk to Remember – Picturesque Boston

Boston is one of the few cities where I declare myself a “tourist at home.” I went to college in Boston, I worked in Boston, I came frequently on business and now I return to visit old friends and their new babies. But what’s there to do when you feel like you’ve come “home” each time? Besides eating and drinking off(…)

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Faces of Trinidad Carnival 2k14

Carnival season in Trinidad is a special time. We may be a little island unknown to most of the world, but we celebrate Carnival on such a grand scale we have dubbed it the “best” in the world. Afterall it is ours! Trinis look forward to Carnival season every year whether they are playing “pretty mas” or not; heck many(…)

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Wandering the Souq in Old Sana’a

I love wandering through markets, I love to cook! And spices, dried fruits, nuts…..ohh the possibilities one can find in a souq. The heart of the Old City of Sana’a is the large thriving souq that has been in existence since pre-Islamic origin. Here are some scenes from the bustling market one Tuesday afternoon.

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An evening at Chihuly Garden and Glass

An evening at Chihuly Garden and Glass

I honestly had no plans to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum on our visit to Seattle. Heck we were scheduled to visit Seattle for a few days and I had done no research other than knowing I wanted to visit Boeing…this was going to be another one of my “just get there and wing it”(…)

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