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The Netherlands contains many iconic historical figures, unique culture, and famous landscapes. As with many European countries, the Netherlands also has a unique take on fairy tales and folktales shared between The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, and Hans Christian Anderson. Many of their favourite fairy tales are shared at Efteling, a wonderful amusement park to explore Dutch cultural heritage. One of those stories is The Red Shoes. A fairy tale also shared in the Korean drama, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. The Red Shoes started as a story about morals and was twisted into a journey through obsession.
The most challenging aspect of the pandemic, to me, is the loss of connections. The loss of the quick coffee chat, the friendly hike, or an actual week long trip–all gone. In their place were video chats, on-line conferences and courses, all taking place on multiple platforms. I am grateful these options exist, but they are not the same.
The decision to spend more time in our passport country has lead to deeper, quality time spent with a few people we are close too. We have not lived in Canada for years, so previously our trips were sparse and filled with drives up and down the QE2 spending time with family and friends. This time we were able to spend quality time with a small group of people, building new memories.
It is Canada’s 153rd Birthday. A fairly young nation when we consider the ages of other countries. Yet, despite its young age, Canada has experienced a lot culturally, geographically, and politically. While it is a good time to reflect on the highs and lows of the nation, I am choosing to focus on the interesting.
For instance, did you know that Hudson’s Bay Region has less gravity than the rest of the planet?