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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – First photos from the Camino

First round of photos. My camera broke. These are rather poor, taking with iPhone through waterproof cover. [nggallery id=13]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Day 3 caminando

Today is our third day of walking. You would never know we are in Spain. This part of the country looks and feels like Ireland, lush, green, wooded, hilly, stone fences and houses, slate roofs. The rain has stopped and the temperature has been perfect. It feels like magic lives […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – And so we begin.

It is morning of our third day of walking. Here is Michael, from NY. The first two days have been rainy, with spells of teeming rain. And yet, they have been utterly glorious. The sound of cow bells, church bells, the rhythmic sound of walking poles hitting the ground, and […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – C-Day (Camino) Minus Two (Oct 14 2012)

A  quick and scattered report from Leon, two days before 14 rag tag pilgrims from across Canada and the US start walking. We will walk 160 km, through the province of Galicia to Santiago de Compostela. If you know nothing about the Camino de Santiago, you may want to Google […]

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GUEST BLOG: TRAVEL DINNER: A Classical Potpourri

submitted by Bobbi Speck, Toronto [singlepic id=160 w=320 h=240 float=right] On Wednesday night the Vic foyer was a hive of festivity as Classical Pursuers, our hands and minds freed of weighty texts, buzzed about sampling beverages and appetizers. Along the room’s perimeter a smorgasbord of flag festooned tables beckoned us […]

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie and Fae on Magic Mountain

[singlepic id=159 w=320 h=240 float=center] Leslie Sauber: Where else could you meet with 14 people who have all just finished reading a 700 page novel of ideas and boarding school shenanigans?  AND with a group member fluent in German and several participants who speak a smattering of French, Italian and […]

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GUEST BLOG: Arriving at Toronto Pursuits

GUEST BLOG:  Arriving at Toronto Pursuits

One return participant’s musings on his annual visit to Toronto Pursuits.

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – A gentleman on the Mekong River

TRAVEL PURSUITS – A gentleman on the Mekong River

A chance encounter (at a local meeting of Camino aficianados) resulted in an extended conversation about the ways and means and the whys of travel. David Levin has been a serious and life-long traveller. When he learned that Classical Pursuits will be going to Vietnam and Cambodia this fall, his […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dung or Marble?

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dung or Marble?

There is no way postcard snaps or even a glossy National Geographic special can prepare you for the simultaneous majesty and delicacy of the iconic Taj Mahal, a monument to love built by the Muslim Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz, who died giving birth to her 14th […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – almost

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – almost

We have read so much and many of us have watched lots of films and talked to both South Asians and those well-traveled there. I watched A Passage to India the other night and was overcome with embarrassment at the arrogant excesses of the British Raj. In more current books, the picture […]

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