Sylvia2 (Street Articles Author)
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Vimy Ridge
On April 9, 1917 guns started booming before dawn on Easter Monday or known as Bloody Monday. It was the start of an intense three day battle for Canada to take back Vimy Ridge from the Germans. The Canadians planned and rehearsed their attack for months. In the wind, sleet…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  City Guides and Information   Jan 11, 2015  
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Dieppe, France
This peaceful port of Dieppe is on the English Channel. But it wasn’t peaceful on August 19, 1942. Named Operation Jubilee or better known as Dieppe Raid, the Allies attack on the German-occupied port when horribly wrong Next to my Mecure Dieppe La Presidence hotel is Square du Canada (Canada…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  City Guides and Information   Jan 07, 2015  
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Juno Beach, Normandy, France
Juno Beach, the Canadian sector, had been on my bucket list for a long time. Sword and Gold were the British sector. Omaha and Utah were the American sector. This secretive well-crafted plan amongst the Canadians, Britain and Americans was carried out on June 6, 1944 or what it is…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Jan 04, 2015  
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10 Places to Visit In New York City
Well, actually there’s a lot of places to visit in NYC you need lots of time. But here are 10 to get you started. 1. Grand Central Station. The 100-year-old railway station is the largest in the world and the busiest in United States with some 700,000 commuters a day.…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Oct 20, 2013  
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London: the Very Fascinating Capital Of England
My two quick day stay happened in a blur. I spent the first day in Wimbledon (see my article “Wimbledon, England: a short visit). You’ll need to get tickets to ride the Ferris wheel called the London Eye. The slow turn of the wheel gives you a “bird-eye” view of…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   May 27, 2013  
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Washington, Dc: A Jam Packed 4 Day Visit
My four-day stay in this the capital of United States of America was not enough. It’s a city I definitely want to go back to. It’s mind boggling with many places to visit. I had made an itinerary for each day and managed to see everything I wanted to see…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Apr 28, 2013  
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Philipsburg: Shops And History
The island of St. Martin has two faces. The Dutch side called St. Maartin, the French is Sint Martin. My ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, docked at the capital Philipsburg on the Dutch side. Back in the 1990s I stayed at Mullet Bay for the week. This beach is on the Dutch…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Apr 20, 2013  
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Grand Turks: the Migraine Got In the Way
It was unfortunate that a migraine put a damper on my few hours stay in Grand Turks. The migraine started out very light but I knew I had to hustle to at least see something before heading back to the ship. I’ve never been to Grand Turks before. My ship…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Mar 31, 2013  
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George Town, A Quick Visit
George Town is the capital of Cayman Islands of about 27,700 (as of 2010). Now, my ship along with four others anchored so the population exploded to …… well you can do the math. All ships anchored at sea. So my ships tendered at the South Cruise Terminal. Leaving the…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Mar 09, 2013  
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The Charm Of Old San Juan
I had a map in my hand but already got frustrated so shoved the map in my pocket and walked in which every way I felt. So if you’re looking for a route walk and timing, this article isn’t for you. My ship docked at 1:00 in the afternoon in…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure   Mar 06, 2013  
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