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A Ski Holiday in France

You can’t beat a ski holiday in France. And I speak from experience. Years ago I spent three weeks skiing in France – on the slopes of Tignes and Val d’Isere. Three of the best ski weeks of my life. Not only do you get monster big hills but you get a good dose of […]

Biking Andalusia: Colmenar to Antequera

Day three of our Andalusia biking trip took us from Colmenar to Antequera, a distance of only 50 kilometers including a side trip to El Torcal National Park. The distance is entirely reasonable but factor in over 1000 meters of climbing, iffy weather, fully loaded bikes and a few hours needed to explore the park […]

Discovering Calgary: Speed Skating at the Olympic Oval

I grew up in Ottawa – home to the world’s longest skating rink – the Rideau Canal. So you’d think lacing up some skates with all the years of practice I’ve had and racing around Calgary’s Olympic Oval would be a piece of cake. But it wasn’t. I haven’t skated in over a decade – […]

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Food Recipes and Restaurants

A Visit to Baumwollspinnerei AKA the Leipzig Cotton Mill

Dinner at Spinnerei is what I see listed on my itinerary for the second night of a conference I’m attending in Leipzig, Germany. Beforehand, life is a little out of control, so I don’t even spend one minute checking it out on Google. That’s just as well so I have no preconceived expectations. Spinnerei isn’t a restaurant […]

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