Ontario vs. UK: Which is which…

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Yesterday, I went to an Ontario Park called “Murphys Point”, about 150km South-West of Ottawa. Beautiful place. Having visited the UK last year, I was surprised by the similarity of the landscape in Ontario, Canada and some regions of the UK such as the Lake District or Southern Scotland. A hint, one has more hills and mountains than the other… I’ll let you be the judge :)

Is this in Ontario, Canada
Is this in Ontario, Canada?

Or is it this one?
Or is it this one?

Living in the UK – Part 2

Monday, August 28th, 2006

To follow-up on the previously posted Part 1, I’ve got a few extra things to add about living in this great country. In no specific order: the Aga, the movie theaters, the NHS and the weather (yes, I missed that one last time… how could I!). As previously, these are constructive comments or views from a surprised resident.

Visiting the UK, Part IV and End – Heading South East

Monday, July 31st, 2006

2900 miles (about 4700 km) and over 1000 photos later, our two weeks tour of the UK is over! What a beautiful country. And the best part was that most of the places we did go were not packed with tourists. Coming down from Scotland (see my previous blog entry) on the East cost, we stopped many times on the way to visit York, Cambridge or Hastings, just to name a few places.

Visiting the UK, Part III – Scotland

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

We finally arrived in Scotland. First things first, we either got very lucky, or the weather is a lot better than the reputation would make you think it is! Starting with the Lowlands, we found our ways on the West Highlands, then heading east and finally back down to the Borders region. And once again, for those who think about web services, universal Internet access through WiFi is not yet a reality in Scotland (and it’s the same as the rest of the UK we visited)… many regions don’t even have cell phone coverage!

Visiting the UK, Part II – Heading North

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

We’ve travelled almost 1000 miles through the UK since the last posting in my blog… What a beautiful country this is. As we don’t really have a pre-defined travel itinary, I won’t say we got lost many time or took many detours, but we did (this blog entry was written a few days before posting, but finding an Internet connection in the middle of the countryside in the UK while not really actively looking for it is not as easy as in London)

Visiting the UK, Part I – Heading South West

Monday, July 17th, 2006

OK, here we go: Just left Maidenhead, Berkshire to go for a two week holiday tour of the UK (Marielle and I will stay on the same island, e.g. no Ireland this time around). After over three years living in this beautiful country, it is time to go and to see more than London and the Reading area. So far, we’ve headed south and west and are now in Cornwall.

Living in the UK – part 1

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

I’ve moved to the UK from Switzerland in early 2003… what an interesting experience to live on this Island. Here are a few comment for those of you who are considering to live in Sunny England. And a disclaimer for the natives: I really enjoy it here, but there are still a few things that could be improved. Consider these as constructive comments ;-)