Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

May 28 2015

PHOTO TIP: Capture Oakville Photography Competition returns with a $1000 cash grand prize

This year’s categories includes Capture Oakville, to be shot within the Town of Oakville’s borders capturing the natural beauty, landscapes and seasonal ambience, The Human Character (Portrait), Textures and Impressions (the black and white category), Street Photography, Nature and Wildlife which includes landscapes, natural events and documentation of wildlife in their world. The final category …

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May 27 2015

REVIEW: There is no horsing around in Cavalia

Seldom does a show come around which is pure entertainment, that completely satisfies the senses, but I must admit, Cavalia is that show. It may resemble Cirque de Soleil in that it is held under a giant tent and yes, there are acrobats, but that is where the similarities end. Cavalia is a musical extravaganza where …

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May 26 2015

GALLERY: Images of Easter Island

On of the most remote locales on the planet is Easter island, with its amazing statues. Located exactly 6 hours from Santiago, Chile, 6 hours south of the equator, 6 hours north of Antarctica and 6 hours east of Tahiti puts this tiny spec of land in the middle of absolutely nothing.

May 25 2015

NEXT CHAPTER: Ted Barris, Escape into history (Reprint from the Standard-May, 2015)

Reading an interesting book is always exciting, but you can imagine how thrilling it is when you discover a local connection. Such is the case with Ted Barris’ latest historical book, The Great Escape – The Untold Story. Most of us have seen the movie and it was entertaining, but Ted’s rendition is filled with …

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May 22 2015

Jon’s pic of the week – where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Dead Pan in Sossusvlei, Namibia was correctly guessed by David Summers and Marlene Eckhart. Congrats! Sossusvlei is a common tourist destination in the southern part of the Namib Desert, Namibia. The word vlei is an Afrikaans word that means “marsh” and Sossusvlei is in a small valley between the dunes …

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