Summertime in Canada!

Well, well, well, folks, I’m back after 6 weeks in beautiful Canada, visiting with my family and doing some pretty cool things! This post highlights some of the best moments from my stay in Canada, from meeting my newest cousin to discovering an uncharted lake. Intrigued? Then read on…

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thephilosophicalcyclist: A Year In Review

Hello friends! It’s been about a year since the first post of thephilosphicalcyclist was posted (January 5th), so I thought it would be cool to do a “Year In Review” post. I’ve come a long way from first writing my “Greetings from Dhaka” post, and on the way have amassed 29 WordPress and 9 email followers, and readers from 20 different countries. It might not seem like a lot, but for me, it’s an amazing achievement that so many people are able to seeing a different side of the world through my eyes, and that I can be a storyteller for the whole world through my writing. With the coming of 2017, I wanted to celebrate all that has happened in the year of 2016, so here it all is in One Reviewalicious Post™. Enjoy!

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Dundas Chronicles

The Fisherman


A small chunk of our time spent in Canada was at the cottage of one of Grandpa Reed’s friends, Tony. There is an bi-annual “sisters weekend” where all of the Reed sisters and the spouses of the brothers go up to this cottage for a weekend. Grandpa and Tony wanted us to go up there for a day and get it ready for the girls (i.e. testing out the boats, making sure the water temperature was acceptable, testing to see if the fish tasted alright, that sort of thing), and so took along me, my sister Rosie and my cousin Daniel. However, ladies and gentlemen, as perfect as this all sounds, of course there was a catch. Because we didn’t take much food, we were going to catch fish and eat that for supper and lunch the next day. I  inform you now that of the 5 people who went on that trip, only 1 could fish.

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