Articles written by: Barbara Moser

Restaurant review: Café Falafel
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Restaurant review: Café Falafel

I miss Israel. So when I found Café Falafel, I was delighted.

Travel: Rivers and valleys of colour in Riobamba, Ecuador
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Travel: Rivers and valleys of colour in Riobamba, Ecuador

Riobamba — the name itself suggests exotic, rhythmic dancing. For us, it was a place to cool down from the steamy coast of Ecuador, and our three beach towns: Salinas, Montañita, and Puerto Lopez. Getting there by bus was arduous!

Triplex landlady, Tass, seeks advice and payment from Reb Aaron. Photo: Andrée Lanthier
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Centaur Theatre review: Triplex Nervosa

The soft lyrics crooning behind the opening scene of Triplex Nervosa tell us the characters we are about to meet are “looking for shelter from the storm.”

Bathing body and soul in Baños
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Bathing body and soul in Baños

For the first time on our many and varied travels, I was crying because I didn’t want to leave.

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.