Oh Canada, my home and native land. Where I was born. Where I met my husband. Where I gave birth to my two boys. Where I come from. Where I have lived, on and off, for much of my adult life. A country I know almost nothing about.
Traveling to far-flung and exotic places was a childhood dream (along with being Queen) that I have never outgrown. I am lucky. I have gone lots of places. I have traveled to over 75 countries. I try to study the places I go. I learn to say hello and thank you in the local language. I read books by native writers. I attempt to understand the history and politics. I eat street food, visit museums and explore.
It was a bit of a shock when I realized I knew less about Canada than all these wonderful places I have visited.
This blog is my attempt to remedy my lack of knowledge about my native country and share what I discover.
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