The Imperial City of St. Petersburg

A Marquee Port on the Baltic Sea If this city hadn’t changed its name back to what it was two centuries ago, I don’t think it would have made my bucket list. Born and raised in Canada during the Cold War, I remember the Soviet Union as a threatening world superpower, and Leningrad as a... Continue Reading →

Magnificent Multicultural Mauritius

Living in Harmony It wasn't the sparkling ring of palm-treed resorts, white sandy beaches and calm turquoise seas that impressed me the most about this subtropical island off the east coast of South Africa. And it wasn't my first caddied golf game on the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere that was the most... Continue Reading →

Caddie golf on the paradise island of Mauritius

Mauritius Gymkhana Club the fourth oldest golf course in the world My drive soars past coconut trees and lands on the edge of the fairway. “How far did I hit?” I ask the slim young man standing beside my bag. He glances up from my scorecard: “About 165 metres.” “What’s that in yards?” I press,... Continue Reading →

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