Doug Estey

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Europe

That trip I've been talking about taking for a very long time.

Paris

It's been quite a month. We spent our last couple of days in Paris mostly just wandering around the city. I wouldn't have it any other way. Paris is a love/hate type of place for most people, and I understand why. During the weekday,...

Brussels

Our last stop in Belgium – my second last of the trip – is one that I really didn’t know what to expect of. As the unofficial home of the European Union's parliament, dotted with a much younger architectural landscape, Brussels feels oddly familiar to North...

Antwerp

We weren't originally scheduled to see anything in Antwerp behind its (freaking beautiful) central station. That all changed when the trouble we've been having with Belgian trains (the country's railway employees are on strike) came to a head on Saturday. Our train, which was Antwerp...

Bruges

I have an Italian friend who migrated to Canada after learning English by watching How I Met Your Mother. He really didn’t know much about our country other than what he’d learned on TV. This scenario pretty much describes Bruges and I. This...

Amsterdam

Conversations about Amsterdam rarely escape mention of marijuana or the red light district. They’re the equivalent of the CN Tower or our Blue Jays - they can make for interesting small talk, but they hardly define their respective places. There’s so much to...