Daily Archives: November 26, 2012

Monday Travel Update – Back to Barcelona Edition

Posted by on November 26, 2012

Church in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

Church in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

I have just finished an enjoyable four days in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I arrived in the wee hours of Thursday and spoke that evening at the G Adventures Future of Tourism event. My presentation was based on an article I wrote several years ago about what I’ve learned traveling around the world. You can view the slides I used in my presentation here.

On Friday I visited Canada’s newest and my 190th UNESCO World Heritage site: The Landscape of Grand Pré. It was an interesting and educational visit. Grand Pré is the ancesteral homeland for Acadians, the French speaking people who can now be found all over the world in places such as New Brunswick, Louisiana and Quebec. In the mid-18th’s century they were expelled by the British and sent all over the world. It is also on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, so the farmers who have worked the land here have adapted to the enormous tides by building a series of dykes to hold the water at bay. (more…)