Articles written by: Barbara Moser

Sisters, Sara Ana and Sofia Laura, on a Sunday pony ride in Cuba
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Travel: What’s in store for the children of Cuba?

Now that Cuba and the United States are engaged in talks aimed at normalizing relations, what changes are in store for the socialist experience there? In particular, how will possible changes affect Cuba’s children?

Romance in Bruges and mussels in Brussels
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Romance in Bruges and mussels in Brussels

This summer we explored Belgium and once again fell in love with Jacques Brel.

First Person: Do unto others
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First Person: Do unto others

Even if I were to take the story in Genesis literally, it is not Adam who sinned but Eve who ate the forbidden apple. At least give her credit for thirsting for knowledge.

Holland: Gouda anyone?
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Holland: Gouda anyone?

We walked to the wonderful Best Western Hotel Gouda and spent two days in this older, smaller, friendly, traditional Dutch town

Greece: Agathonisi, where the living is easy
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Greece: Agathonisi, where the living is easy

Lucky for us, George happened to have an available room, reasonably priced at 25€ a night with AC, fridge and a patio big enough for a Montreal-style stand up party.

First Person: If you fall and bang your head, call 911
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First Person: If you fall and bang your head, call 911

One Friday evening in October, the week before Halloween, I was helping my daughter pack for her return to California. It was the usual mother-daughter argument over who’s in control and who’s right.

Beyond Amsterdam to Leiden and The Hague
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Beyond Amsterdam to Leiden and The Hague

The thrill of being in Leiden is that it is virtually pollution-free, not poisoned by carbon dioxide fumes from cars: people of all ages ride by on their sturdy bicycles or sail by in boats along the canals toting picnic lunches, babies, and family pets.

Leros proves to be calm, friendly and bright
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Leros proves to be calm, friendly and bright

We came to Leros with no expectations. It’s just there — a smallish Greek island in the Dodecanese group west of Turkey in the Aegean, close to some of our favourite islands. But we discovered so much more.

Karpathos – the Greek Island that trumps them all
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Karpathos – the Greek Island that trumps them all

We know we’ve made that claim before about other islands such as Lipsi. Just call me the girl who cried Heaven!

Greek Islands: Where life’s a beach, keep yourself safe
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Greek Islands: Where life’s a beach, keep yourself safe

That evil sun! We thought it was good to soak up the sun when we were young, and now our pre-cancerous lesions are showing their ugly faces. Irwin and I have both been told by our dermatologist to stay away from the Greek Islands. After four years of warnings about […]