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About thetorzorean

The musings of a torontonian azorean on identity and belonging. You can find me at https://thetorzorean.com/

A Baltic Journey: Estonia (part 1)

Tallinn Old Town, Lower Town  Tallinn is a beautiful city full of exquisite architecture, both new and old. Although we didn’t have time to visit modern Tallinn, we meandered through the medieval Old Town on a quiet Saturday morning by … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Russia (part 2)

The State Hermitage Museum seen from Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshad) The day we visited the Hermitage, it was packed with tour groups given in many languages. Our large Cunard group was masterfully guided by a Russian tour guide – a … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Russia (part 1)

St. Petersburg

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A Baltic Journey: Finland

A rainy day in Helsinki Havis Amanda Fountain and Sculpture  by Ville Vallgren Bicycles at the edge of Esplanadi Park Esplanadi (Espa) Park Helsinki Central Station Helsinki Central Station Helsinki Central Station Senate Square and the Lutheran Cathedral of St. … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Germany

The Queen Elizabeth docked in Warnemünde Whenever I tell anyone that I am going on a trip, the predictable question asked of me is, “Where are you going to in Portugal?” But as much as I enjoy visits to the … Continue reading

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NO LONGER IN TRANSLATION

I EMBARKED on a very long journey of self-discovery in July of 2000. It was meant to be only a holiday in Ponta Delgada, with perhaps a hint of nostalgia for the city where I had been born, and where … Continue reading

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ACEDIA

WHILE TRAVELLING during the month of September I made a conscious decision not to read emails, blog posts, text messages or news. In that time, I experienced a heightened level of disconnection from all methods of communication and that suited … Continue reading

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