New-found-land

  Newfoundland, coupled with Labrador, is the most easterly of Canada’s 10 provinces. St. John’s, the capital, is closer to Dublin, Ireland than to Houston. The province an island, reachable by ferry from the Canadian mainland. It has long winters and short summers. We don’t hear much about Canada in mainstream US news. Canadians, who […]

Copper Canyon revisited

  Stepping off the train (“El Chepe”) at Creel, the hub of the Copper Canyon region, I felt glad to be back. I walked along the platform towards the plaza, enjoying the moderate temperature. At 7,644 feet, Creel avoids the worst of the summer heat. I passed the restaurant El Tungar, whose sign advised the […]