The Joys of Visiting San Cristobal, Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas is considered the cultural capital of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and certainly one of its most scenic. It sits in a high mountain valley lined by pine forest. Surrounding it is a land of rainforest, mountains, wild rivers and waterfalls. The town’s high proportion of indigenous residents impart a distinct […]

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Hermetic Code Tour – Discovering Winnipeg’s Ancient Temple

Maniitoba Legislative Assembly Building, Winnipeg.

It was an adventure the likes of the Da Vinci Code, complete with ancient symbols, hidden clues, and secret society rituals. But with one big difference. This code-busting escapade was for real. The unlikely setting was the Manitoba Legislative Assembly building in Winnipeg, its dome topped by the brilliant statue of the Greek god Hermes, […]

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The Best of Yoho National Park

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia’s Yoho National Park ranks among Canada’s most magnificent landscapes. The name says it all – Yoho is a Cree word expressing awe and wonder. While that may describe many places in the Rocky Mountains, things here seem cranked up another notch, with 36 peaks soaring over 3,000 metres, raging rivers and waterfalls galore, […]

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Easy Day Tripping in Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park, one of the gems of the Canadian Rockies, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. It’s spectacular at any time, however our recent visit was even more rewarding because of the fall colours. One big advantage of visiting the park is that it’s less busy than its next-door neighbour, Banff National Park, […]

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