Sonya and I spent two days in Amsterdam and now you can join us for a two minute video tour.
We call it “Glimpses of Amsterdam”.
They say that the best way to see Amsterdam is by taking a canal cruise. I’m not sure if that is true or not, but I do know that it is not true in the rain. Our afternoon canal cruise on July 8, 2014, in my view anyway, turned out Continue Reading →
Today our itinerary looked something like this: DAY 3 – TUE JULY 8, 2014 – AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING This morning, see all the sights on an orientation tour of Amsterdam including the Mint Tower, floating Flower Market and the Royal Palace in Dam Square. In the afternoon, we visit the Anne Continue Reading →
In July 2014 Sonya and I took the Canadian Battlefields of Europe Tour, the itinerary for which began something like this: DAY 1 – SUN JUL 6, 2014 – DEPART CANADA Board your overnight flight. Depart Toronto at 6:30 p.m. on Air Canada arriving in London at 6:25 a.m. Depart London at Continue Reading →
Did you know that, through some remarkable coincidence, the first and last British soldiers to be killed in combat in the First World War are buried within seven paces of each other? There are seven paces, and metaphorically, 886,000 dead British servicemen between them.
Did you know that the last soldier to die in the First World War was a Canadian? Private George Lawrence Price, 25, of the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, was shot through the head at 10.57 am, three minutes before the guns fell silent on November 11, 1918.
Finally, did you know that the First World War was the first in history in which efforts were made to give permanent marked graves to dead soldiers? The link below leads to an article from 2013 that explains how this came to be and the story behind the cemeteries on the Western Front.
Click HERE for the full story.
Sonya and I were at the Tower of London in July and just missed this, I guess. Here’s a post I came across about a tribute to British & Commonwealth troops who fell during the First World War. It is being completed now at the Tower, and you can read Continue Reading →
Been There, Done That… Although this post is dated to precede other entries about the tour, it’s actually a cool and rainy Saturday afternoon in August 2014. I’m sitting in front of my Mac staring at a blank Pages document. The Canadian Battlefields of Europe Tour finished nearly a month Continue Reading →