The red maple leaf is Canada's symbol.

What I’ve Learned About Canada

Canadians, Americans – they’re just the same. Far from it: Canadians don’t like Americans, and the latter don’t even know that Canada is their neighboring country. 20 (fun) facts about Canada.

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This is the wides part of Chinatown's narrow Fan Tan Alley.

A Day In Victoria, B.C.

The capital, British Columbia, is probably the most British in all of Canada. Victorian-style homes, gardens, pubs, and traditional shops selling original Irish sheep’s wool sweaters can be found downtown and throughout the city. With Chinatown there is also a piece of the Far East on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

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Die schönsten Sonnenuntergänge habe ich auf Vancouver Island gesehen.

Vancouver Island – Living In A Postcard

Mountains, (rain) forests, lakes, beaches, the sea, islands, rivers, waterfalls, cities – Vancouver Island has it all. So the question “What to do on Vancouver Island?” actually doesn’t arise: Get out of the house / tent / camper and simply drive on or hike – or be inspired by my favorite places.

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Dug enjoys the view from top of Mount Arrowsmith.

When The View From The Mountain Takes Your Breath Away

I admit: so far, hiking hasn‘t been one of my favorite pastimes. However, I didn’t want to miss the amazing view from Mount Arrowsmith over Vancouver Island. With no gondola going up, there was no other way but to climb through the forest and over rocks to the summit. Fortunately, there was a hiking partner – and motivator.

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Some Poetry

I found Vancouer Island very inspiring. Especially it’s lush forests. This is what I came up with after a visit to Rosewall Provincial Park.

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Especially on small family farms the relationship between farmers and animals is close.

Murder On The Farmland

I never saw the murderers. And there was no sentence either. But the victims were there. Sometimes terribly battered, sometimes gone without a trace. We always knew who the killers were: ravens, coyotes, rats, chickens, dogs and cats.

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Bohnenernte. Frisch aus dem Garten schmeckt die Hülsenfrucht am besten.

About Moles And Other Misunderstandings

Hanna and Ruth are the names of the two sisters on whose farm I spent the first weeks of August. That meant feeding alpacas, watering plants, collecting eggs. Most of all, I had a lot of time to explore beautiful Vancouver Island. What does that have to do with moles? Well…

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A Day In Vancouver

Vancouver – that’s a mix of San Francisco, New York and Frankfurt. Therefore, a combination of my favorite big cities. Alone and with my train friend Ben, who lives there, I explored the city.

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