Travel Memories: Canada Camping Stewardess Style

Canada – Shared via email on June 4, 2021

Several of you once told me that you’ve been to Canada before, so this particular travel update won’t necessarily surprise you.

I’ve spent several years in Canada, living in various parts of the very large (but not so populated) country.

According to Google, Canada’s population is just over 38 million inhabitants as of June 2021. Considering that the country covers 3.8 million square miles (9.9 million square kilometers), its population is far from being dense.  Only Russia beats Canada in terms of country size (USA is 3rd, see here: https://www.statista.com/statistics/262955/largest-countries-in-the-world/). Like Russia, a big chunk of Canada is just too cold for most people to inhabit. The majority of Canadians tend to live close to the US border, in the “warmer” climate around the 49th parallel. Some of the country dips below that latitude, especially in the eastern part.

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Colombia Travel Memories

Part 1 – Shared via email on January 29, 2021

I thought I would let you enjoy a bit of sightseeing from the comforts of your armchair (or wherever you’re reading this from).

As you can tell from the flag, this is a photo from a restaurant in Colombia (with an “o” not a “u”). It’s one of the countries I lived in for a while, but I never set any of my fiction stories there. Based on the time stamp on my photos, I was there in 2016.

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