Welcome to Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – a city with a population of 660,000 people and 675,000 bicycles! Yes, more bicycles than people. And with just 120,000 cars, Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. People commute to work, exercise or travel throughout the city by bike, even at sub-zero temperatures and in the rain – the typical weather for a late December.

One of the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto! An explosion of Irish energy and lot of fun, way over the expectations! It all happened in 2022.

Thousands of people lined up the streets enjoying the parade: marching bands, floats, mascots, Irish music and dancing. Joining the parade in our multicultural city were Chinese, Japanese and Mexican colourful dancers. And a few surprises: the shiny appearance of the “Silver Elvis”, Miss Toronto Tourism and a column of DMC DeLorean sport cars.

Photos of bread and pastries from Canada, China and Japan

“Bread are sexy and seductive to me.” – Xue

Xue embarked on a bakery tasting adventure in Asia, following the aroma of fresh bread and pastries from Canada to China and Japan. From bakery to bakery, Xue discovered, tasted and documented a wide variety of delicacies. Her “Bread Freak in Kobe” is an introduction to ten bakeries from Kobe, Japan.

“Bakery Addiction: A Visual Poetry” is a series of close-up photos of Asian bakery and not only.

See the texture, feel the shape, imagine the aroma and guess the taste!

EVA Air

Flying for the first time with the Taiwanese EVA Air was a pleasant surprise. Everything is done with the customer in mind, starting with the service and ending with the branding. “EVA” stands for Evergreen Airways.

Flight Attendands

The cute, mignon stewardesses were running up and down the aisles in beautiful dark cyan uniforms. When there was time for serving the meals, they will wear pastel coloured aprons. “Watch out! The cart is coming!”

Safety

Cuba is a socialist country and therefore a very safe tourist destination. But, I would say common sense precautions should be taken. Be aware of walking on dark streets at night. Purse snatching happens, so if you are a woman, don’t bring your handbag! Eating food on the street or from underground restaurants may be a healthy risk. It happened to me one time, when I got giardiasis. But this unpleasant incident didn’t change my love for Cuba. Theft happens; don’t leave anything of value in your hotel room. Lock the valuables in the safety box and other belongings in your suitcase.

From Kensington Market to Harbourfront – a photo walk during one of Toronto’s winter storms.

“Bad weather always looks worse through a window.”

The Harbourfront area on the shores of Lake Ontario offers an escape from the busy city of Toronto, a transition between city and nature, between skyscrapers and Lake Ontario. A pretty deserted area during a winter storm…