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Andalucía

Andalucía

Entering vacation (and adventure) mode and heading to Morocco As much as I’ve enjoyed my sustainability investigations (and I still need to update my Vitoria-Gasteiz post with some learnings), I’ve resolved to chill a bit more for the remainder of my trip....
COP25 – my thoughts

COP25 – my thoughts

Going to Madrid during the COP 25 conference was, in a few words, inspiring, depressing and frustrating. Inspiring to attend a few “side events” with excellent speakers deeply involved in implementing the TOTALLY DO-ABLE solutions we need to to turn the corner and...
San Sebastian to Madrid

San Sebastian to Madrid

I finally figured out how to attend side events of the COP 25 climate conference in Madrid. It took some digging, and help from a couple of my new connections. So I’m busing it from San Sebastián, where I spent a few days decompressing from the hubub of...
Brussels

Brussels

A few quick impressions I spent a couple of days in Brussels, in part to meet with a work contact related to heat pump technology (separate post – they’re piling up!). I traded in my backpack for a suitcase and it’s much easier to mount on my bike....
Bike-friendly Amersfoort and Amsterdam

Bike-friendly Amersfoort and Amsterdam

It really is amother world of bike-friendliness here. And I have amazing hosts who have welcomed me into their homes, served me delicious food, and last night took me on a tour of the beautiful town of Amersfoort about a half hour train ride south of Amsterdam. Today...
Wales – family and landscapes

Wales – family and landscapes

I visited the UK, primarily to meet family and experience the place of (some of) my ancestors. I did also manage to delve into some renewable energy topics a little (more on that in another post). Perhaps like many Canadians, I don’t have much connection with my...
Reykjavik photos & the foldie’s first outing

Reykjavik photos & the foldie’s first outing

Took the foldie for a spin today, it was great to get some exercise and I love how a bike opens up a city. Distances and pacing evaporate. There’s no “should I go down that street? What if it’s uninteresting?” because it’s practically...