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Lisbon since the earthquake of 1755 [Repost]

Misfortune would unfortunately find Lisbon again as they continued their efforts to rebuild the city after the devastating earthquake in 1755 with the queen and future king being forced to…..

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The founding of Cagliari, Sardinia [Repost]

Thanks to its favorable position between the sea and a fertile plain surrounded by two swamps that cut it off from the inner lands of Sardinia, Cagliari has been inhabited…..

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Mistress of the Empire [Review]

It’s actually been a number of years since I started the Empire trilogy, having picked up the series thanks to my familiarity with the Riftwar saga that spawned the trilogy,…..

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University of Toronto’s abridged history [Repost]

Long desired by the first Upper Canada Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe to combat American republicanism, when the University of Toronto was finally founded on March 25, 1827 with King George…..

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Abridged history of the Niagara falls [Repost]

Situated at the southern end of the Niagara Gorge the three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls – that form Niagara Falls straddles the…..

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UNESCO Listing: More harm than good? [Repost]

Recently I wrote about how the UNESCO’s World Heritage program is intended to protect those sites singled out as cultural and natural treasures. Having come across this recent report Aljazeera…..

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Gaming in a Refugee’s Shoes [Repost]

SBS – a network in Australia – aired a three-day television “event” called ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’.  It followed “…six ordinary Australians who agree to challenge their…..

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Maha’s Toronto Restaurant Review

Maha’s Fine Egyptian Cuisine opened less than a five-minute walk from our house two years ago, and we’ve meant to get over there since then. It’s taken us so long because…..