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Saint-Georges-de-Beauce (167 m), since 2018-04-29
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Where I was on this date in...
2018: Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada
2017: Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
2016: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015: Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia
2014: Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
2013: Seattle, Washington, United States
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The name translates from Portuguese into "Black Gold", but that's not oil but real yellow gold that brought fortune and prosperity to that Brazilian city. It was added to the World Heritage Sites list in 1980 because of its exceptional baroque architecture and numerous major buildings, from churches to schools. It's located in the state of Minas Gerais, of which it was for a short while the capital. more... Without-a-name street
In Lima, I encountered this street sign that reads "Street witout a name". In Central America, it's common that streets don't have names or at least no plaque to indicate it... but it's the first time I see a street named "Without a name". What do you think of that? more... Cotton candy
In my travels, I've seen lots of street vendors, but it was the first time I saw one of cotton candy right on the sidewalk. It's also funny that the name in Spanish is almost exactly the transation of the English term. Translated word for word, it means "cotton of sugar". more... 100 different cities
Tonight I will sleep in my 100th different city/location since I left my previous 'home' to hit the road. I post it this morning because I won't have Internet for the next few days. It has been 568 days already, so I slept about 5.7 nights in average in each of those locations, ranging from 1 night to 30 nights. Some cities I've visited twice (doing a loop), like Halifax, Vancouver or Seattle. That doesn't count the 11 nights I spent in a bus, train or boat. How many of those locations have you been to? more... Can we really miss...
Although I have done (and am still doing) things relatively few people do in their lives, I also did not do a few things most people do and find 'normal'. Recently for example, I've taken my first coffee cups ever just a few weeks ago. But in the grand scheme of things, I in fact did very few things most people do in life, like marry and have kids. more... New Web site opening
Just a quick word to tell you I officially opened my Web site to sell some of my panoramic pictures... and I offer 60% off for the current followers on my blog and Facebook! Just go to for the details and pick up your favourite picture to decorate your wall. Deal is only until Sunday night, so hurry!

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