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Hudson’s Bay Company Vancouver Store Celebrates 100 Years

Today, 14 March 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the Hudson’s Bay Company Vancouver flagship store [opening] on Granville & Georgia. I dropped by for a brief 15 minute visit to the HBC store in Downtown Vancouver to take in the celebrations. I made it just in time for the cake cutting in the middle of …

Charity Spotlight: Operation Christmas Child;

Charity Spotlight: Operation Christmas Child

This Christmas, I’m not buying any presents for my friends or family. I’m not being selfish. Christmas isn’t about shopping or going broke or the absolute necessity of having to get something for someone. My friends and family will still get their Christmas cards, however. That is a part of me, through my writing, that …


Vienna: The Sisi Tour

Date visited: Sa. 25. Apr. 2009 Purpose: To explore the residences of two famous female inhabitants – Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of Hungary. Tour ticket covers: Schönbrunn (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47): Summer royal residence currently: museum ca. 50 min. guided tour Open: Daily 8:30-17:00 or 18:30* (times vary depending on …