Jonathan van Bilsen's, PhotosNtravel

GALLERY: Images of Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador’s capital, sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.  ” order_by=”filename” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”400″]

IN THE NEWS…2017 – Neil Crone, exit laughing

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION BY THE STANDARD NEWSPAPER GROUP – MAY, 2017 I first met Neil Crone in 1996 when we each launched a book at a writers’ festival in Pickering. I immediately became a fan of the comedian, and am pleased to say, a friend as well. There are very few people in Canadian entertainment …

Continue reading »

GALLERY: Images of historic Port Perry I

All images are courtesy of the Scugog Shores Museum (Locations are displayed in the filename of each image) ” order_by=”filename” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”400″]

IN THE NEWS… Is There a Doctor in the house?

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION BY CAPS NEWSPAPER – MAY, 2017   The last time I was in a hospital was when I was 14 and had my tonsils removed. I basically remember the anticipation of having unlimited ice cream, however, once the surgery was over and I was presented with a bowl of French vanilla, I …

Continue reading »

GALLERY: Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge …

Continue reading »

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION BY FOCUS MAGAZINE – MAY, 2017 Nestled deep in the interior of east-central Africa is Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, one of the most spectacular places on earth. A short seven hour flight to London, followed by a nine hour flight to Nairobi and a 14 hour Land Rover ride will land you in …

Continue reading »

GALLERY: Images of South Africa

The Republic of South Africa is a country bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the 25th-largest …

Continue reading »

Older posts «