Category Archives: travel

A Canadian and a German do Normandy – in a Camping Car!

After our last adventure in the camping van, Svenja and I were eager to get out on the road again. Fast-forward to last week when the fates came together in our favour, as Svenja had vacation time and we were … Continue reading

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Visiting the Western Front: Arras and Ypres

Two weeks ago Svenja and I borrowed her mom’s camping van and headed off for an overnight trip. Being the history nerds that we are, we decided on a quick trip out to Arras in France and Ypres in Belgium, … Continue reading

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Heidelberg

Images of Heidelberg, during the Christmas Market Season, on a clear Sunday in December I love Heidelberg, so much so that I find it hard to express in words. Rather than submit you to my hacky attempt, I’ll leave you … Continue reading

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Vimy Ridge, 10 November 2013

This post is somewhat late; for that, I apologize (an aside: why do I feel verantwortlich to a largely imagined group of readers?). I’ve not written anything for awhile – working two jobs will do that to a person, sapping … Continue reading

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On Remembrance

Originally posted on Tylor in Trier:
The Vimy Ridge Memorial, shrouded in fog First, a caveat: What follows is a lengthy and rambling thought piece on what Remembrance Day means to me, with specific reference to the impact of my…

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HMS Triconmalee and Hartlepool

HMS Triconmalee, one of the few preserved early 19th century warships, can today be found at the Hartlepool Maritime Experience conveniently located in metropolitan Hartlepool, The Middle of Nowhere, in the county of Durham. There’s something rather sordid about Hartlepool, … Continue reading

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Enough other folk have praised the remarkably well preserved medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I don’t have anything more to add re: its beauty, besides that it reminded me a lot of Luxembourg City, though far less cold. … Continue reading

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