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What happens when a couple sells everything in search of the next adventure…we're still finding out!



Euro Tour – Krakow

McDonalds in warsaw train station

Today was so exciting for me.  Not only because we found this ultra chic McDonalds to hang out in at the Warsaw train station but because we were taking the Eurail! Continue reading



Euro Tour – Praga

We were looking for super old areas of Poland – Warsaw comparatively is old however it’s a rebuilt old.
Praga did not disappoint!
Almost every building we saw was or had lost all its balconies due to age.


When you start researching this place it basically tells you its the city on the wrong side of the tracks in the midst of a revitalization.


Go – by all means.
Just know this used to be a crime laden area.
It’s fine now, just keep your eyes open. Lol.

So what that does for us is intrigue us more.
We grab a cabbie.
‘Praga?  I take you there, give you a tour then you decide if you want to stay.”

We’re thinking ooo this is going to be good!
We stayed.

It was the first day of school in what is a working class neighborhood.

Back to school Praga

Parents holding the hand of what appeared to be Minion back packs with legs!

Side note:  Every place we went to had wifi, everywhere, no password just here you go.  Awesome.

Did a Trip Advisor search and found a local pub 250 metres away.

Cool Pub Praga Poland

Side note:  Almost every place you go has pierogis – mmmm.
Side side note – I’m starting to look like a pierogi.

Eclectic interior with exposed brick under local traditional inspired artwork walking on Persian Rugs atop more Persian Rugs.

Inside cool pub Praga Poland

There was a backroom that was in complete darkness.  No, not closed.
Just people sitting together in the dark – I don’t know why…


This area has a cool vibe and a lot of live music venues, worth a revisit down the road for sure.

Praga – you were cool.


We headed back to Warsaw on the tram.


Check out this bank.


Pockmarked with the signs of a battle from another lifetime.
Quiet, daily reminders.

The streets here are immaculate.
Everyone is smoking their faces off yet you are hard pressed to find a cigarette butt or any litter AT ALL.

Looks like when you have all these building from forever ago you at some point, need to do a facelift.

I love the red brick.  Red brick is the equivalent in architecture that the black dress is in fashion.


That’s starting to go the way side here opting for a cleaner more modern look, but we all know what lies beneath, waiting…






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Euro Tour Day 2 – Warsaw

The first blog post introducing this adventure headlined “Running Like We’re on Fire”.  I stand corrected, it should have read WALKNG like we’re on fire!  Continue reading


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Euro Tour Day 1 Warsaw

Well we left our cell phone on the plane so that was a sucky start but it’s been all up hill from there…

Here’s a snapshot of day 1:

Started  day with falafel and beer, needed grounding after the 9hr flight,  not apologizing that’s just the way we replace our electrluticals (yes a fake remedy to a fake malady).

Service everywhere has been  incredible. For everything. We want to send everyone home so we can always feel like this.

Ummmmm 4 to 1 exchange rate What!!!!

We have been up and down Novy Swiat twice. Basically a 20 min Blvd that takes you through a katrillion open air cafes and restaurants surrounded by castles…seriously!

And we have grazed the day away with:      pierogi, sangria, borscht, knushki, plazci and cabbage rolls. The last 2 in a 17th century building, in the dark due to a lighting storm …everyone just moved their candles closer to their food and carried on…welcome to beautiful Poland.

Jump into the Blue Hole Bahamas

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Running like we’re on fire!


It’s time to start running again… Continue reading

Salmon, napa cabbage, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper and wine for your efforts!

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Summer Dinner Idea -Braised Napa Cabbage with Salmon

Summer raft up in cottage country

Raft Up on Boshkung Lake

Still lots of nice days left although the morning temperature is starting to take an Olympic dive.
Don’t waste your time building elaborate menus right now.
There’s still swimming and hiking and general ‘being outside’ stuff to do.

Here’s a recipe that will make you look like a superstar at the end of a fun filled day that you actually got to participate in because you weren’t hanging around the kitchen! Continue reading


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Inspiration, perspiration, love and dirt!

I have to say this has been the best summer ever.
As Canadians we all know too well how quickly the summer comes and goes.
Well we haven’t wasted one minute of it this year!

The work in progress.

Our little friend the orange digger.


We’ve been busy! Continue reading

BBQ Expectations are high on the long weekend

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It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you plate the food!

This summer is screaming past so quickly – is it just me?

Remember the days when summer felt like an entire lifetime and you actually started looking forward to going back to school and seeing your friends?

Incidentally those were the same days that ALL the stores were closed on Sundays and that meant calling someone on the telephone which was attached to the kitchen wall and making plans to GO OUTSIDE and ride bikes or something while you stretched that twirly phone cord around the kitchen into the living room and probably around your body.

Childhood days revisited

Yes – that’s me the bald one on the left (long story).

It’s a generational thing – I may have lost some of you on the whole twirly cord thing! Continue reading


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Cool Breezes and Warm Water

Cause winter is always just around the corner…book your time off now and know that you can look winter in the face and LAUGH cause you have a plan!

walk of shame

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A girl walks into a Tim Horton’s…

Is there anything more Canadian than standing in a Tim Horton’s on Canada Day morning?  I think not.


There I was, picking up a coffee and a cruller for Stevo, just like everyone else in line, except they’re not on a cleanse so there’s that… Continue reading