Entries by Kathy Buckworth from 06/2012

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

| Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Travel

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.

Driving in Paris...Even Scarier Than Driving in Montreal!

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Travel

Driving in Paris is less about mobility and more about accident avoidance. Rush hour is all the time, bikes, motorcycles, cars and trucks. No matter what type of wheels get you around the Paris round-a-bouts, make sure you keep it at "vite" on the street to avoid an international run-in.

Ooh La La, Les French Moms Are Just Like Us

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Living

I think North American women are ready to put up an "arret" sign against the recent barrage of books by French femmes who are writing about how they simply don't allow pregnancy and childbirth to disturb their bodies, their clothing size, or their lifestyle. But now I put deux plus deux together and come up with this: Could it be that the French are (gasp) sort of like us?