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Travel

My communist Christmas

With a bad case of the blues and no obligations I decided to head south for Christmas. As always, the least expensive destination was Cuba. I was worried as the temperature can be on the cool side at that time of the year, but I figured that since it had been a warm fall in […]

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Food

Christmas dinner

Because of everyone’s travels I held my Christmas dinner early this year. Nevertheless I pulled it off almost as nicely as last year. My first course was a tuna tartare topped with a scallops ceviche served with a balsamic vinegar sauce and garnished with caviar! The fresh scallops were marinated in olive oil, lemon juice […]

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General

Two drunks rapping in my car

Having some free time on my hands last night, I decided to offer my services as a volunteer to “Operation Red Nose”. “Operation Red Nose is a volunteer driving service provided during the Christmas Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle back […]

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First snow

Last year we had a green Christmas, not a snow flake to be seen anywhere.This year, December has barely started and already we have over a foot of snow, beautiful, sparkling, pristine snow. No terrifying storms, just snow falling from the sky continuously as if we lived inside one of those glass globes that you […]

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Boutique hotels

Continuing on my city tours extravaganza, I chose one that promised to take us to three different hotels in Old Montreal. It was extremely cold that day, the sidewalks were deserted and slippery…but I was happy to be guided by a friend who is one of the better guides in the city. We started with […]