Greece

Greece

If your ancestors are from the West, then your deepest roots go all the way back to Ancient Greece which is considered the cradle of Western Civilization. Greece was the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western drama, Western literature, historiography, political science, as well as many scientific and mathematical principles. Greece also gave us the Olympic Games, the first of which was traditionally thought to have been held in 776 BC. Beyond these amazing contributions, Greece is a beautiful country at the southern end of the Balkan peninsula, mostly mountainous and comprised of somewhere between 1200 and 6000 islands, depending on the definition of ‘island’. 

Greece ~ Videos: This 4-minute video about all aspects of Greece has several inspiring quotes. This 3-minute video is a wonderful seasonal overview of Greece.

FunFacts about Greece: (Source) 

  • Basic information, quote: Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation’s capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. (Source)
  • Greece is located on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula.
  • Greece is considered a crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • Greece shares borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast.
  • Greece is surrounded by four seas: the Aegean Sea to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
  • Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi).
  • Most of Greece is mountainous, about 80%.
  • Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the Greek gods, is Greece’s highest mountain at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft).
  • The foundation of Western civilization began in Greece, quote: Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games. (Source)
  • Greece was a founding member of the United Nations.
  • Greece has a high standard of living and a high quality of life.
  • There is evidence human ancestors lived in this region 270,000 years ago.
  • For an overview of Greece’s history, go here.
  • Parts of northeastern Greece are covered with vast, thick, ancient forests, including the famous Dadia Forest.
  • Depending on the definition of ‘island’, Greece has between 1200 and 6000 islands, 227 of which are inhabited. Crete is the largest Greek island.
  • Greece has a primarily Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild, wet winters. Other parts, especially more mountainous regions, have a temperate climate.
  • Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic.
  • Greece is the 16th most visited country in the world and in 2016 had over 28 million visitors.
  • Greece produces cotton, pistachios, rice, olives, figs, almonds, tomatoes, watermelons and tobacco.
  • Shipping is an important component of Greece’s economy.
  • There are 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece.

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Santorini

Santorini, Greece

As part of the remnant of a volcanic caldera, Santorini is both an island and a municipality that includes several other nearby islands in the Aegean Sea. Located 120 miles south of the Greek mainland, Santorini is a popular tourist destination where cruise ships make frequent stops. Historically, the original caldera was destroyed during the great Minoan Eruption, one of the largest in recorded history. What remains is a loose circle of islands that reflect the original caldera. 

Santorini, Greece ~ Videos: Here’s a lovely 2-minute video featuring aerial views of Santorini. Here’s a fun, 5-minute personal video touring around Santorini.

FunFacts about Santorini, Greece: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Santorini, officially Thira and classic Greek Thera is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. (Source)
  • Santorini, as the municipality of Santorini, includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana.
  • The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions, known as the Minoan Eruption, in recorded history and may have led to the downfall of the Minoan Civilization on the Island of Crete because of ensuing earthquakes and tsunamis.
    • The tsunamis were as high as 500 feet or 150 meters.
    • There are no clear ancient records of the eruption, but it may have given rise to the Greek myth of Atlantis.
  • Another link of Santorini, this time involving the Exodus story of the Bible, suggests that the Santorini eruption, possibly the fourth largest in the past 25,000 years, caused all the plagues that afflicted Egypt as described in the Bible. More here.
  • The name, Santorini, was given by the Latin Empire in the 13th century and is a reference to Saint Irene. The name, Thera, was revived in the 19th century and is now the official name of the Island and its main city. But ‘Santorini’ is still in popular use.
  • At the present time, the volcano is dormant.
  • Santorini survives on tourism, wine-making and agriculture.
  • Santorini has a semi-arid climate.
  • Santorini has no rivers and water is scarce.
  • Because of the volcanic ash soil, Santorini produces prized vegetables. The Santorini tomatoes are renowned.
  • Santorini is a frequent cruise ship destination.

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Baklava

Baklava

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My first introduction to baklava came through my husband’s family. He is half Armenian and his wonderful grandmother cooked the most amazing food. She was a true gourmet and since her passing many years ago, I’ve missed our Armenian feasts more than I can say. In her repertoire was baklava, a world famous, very sweet dessert made up of layers of filo dough, baked then drenched in special syrups usually made from honey. Her baklava was perfection. The dessert itself has been around for millennia though there is some dispute as to where it originated. The Greeks have a claim as do the Turks. But there is even a theory it had its origins in the Mongol Empire. Despite the debate, there can be no doubt baklava is a fine dessert that has been enjoyed throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean for a long, long time.

Baklava ~ Videos: Here is an excellent 4-minute video featuring a Turkish recipe for making baklava.  Here’s another excellent 4-minute video, this time featuring a baklava recipe made with walnuts and cinnamon. Enjoy!

FunFacts about Baklava: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the Levant and the broader Middle East, along with the Caucasus, Balkans, Maghreb, and Central Asia. (Source)
  • Origin of the word Baklava, quote: The word baklava is first attested in English in 1650, a borrowing from Ottoman Turkish. The name baklava is used in many languages with minor phonetic and spelling variations. (Source)
  • The modern form of baklava was probably developed in Istanbul, in the Imperial kitchens of the Topkapı Palace. One of the traditions was the following, quote: The Sultan presented trays of baklava to the Janissaries every 15th of the month of Ramadan in a ceremonial procession called the Baklava Alayı. (Source)
  • Both Greeks and Turks claim that baklava originated in their respective countries. Yet further research shows that the Romans had recipes for Baklava which they called ‘placenta cake’ and these recipes were supposedly based on Ancient Greek recipes. Yet other sources would indicate the dessert might have had a Mongol origin.
  • Baklava is prepared in large pans using many layers of filo dough that are separated with melted butter and vegetable oil. At some point, one or more layers of chopped nuts, usually walnuts or pistachios, is added. Before baking, the dough is cut into pieces, often using a diamond, triangle or rectangular shape. After baking, a syrup made up of honey, rosewater or orange flower water is used to soak the pastry. The finished dessert is often garnished with more chopped nuts.
  • Variations by Geography:
    • Turkish baklava is traditionally made with pistachios, walnuts or almonds.
    • The city of Gaziantep, in southeast Turkey, is famous for its pistachio baklava.
    • In many parts of Turkey, baklava is often topped with kaymak or ice cream.
    • Armenian ‘paklava’ is often spiced with cinnamon or cloves.
    • Greek baklava is supposedly made with 33 layers of dough to symbolize the life of Christ.
    • Ruzice is the Bosnian name for baklava.
    • The following share a similar tradition, quote: Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Israeli and Palestinian cuisines, baklava prepared from phyllo dough sheets, butter, walnuts and sugar syrup is cut into lozenge-shaped pieces. (Source)
    • Persian baklava uses chopped almonds and pistachios spiced with cardamom and a rose water-scented syrup. The result is lighter than other Middle Eastern versions.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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Denmark

Denmark

With 5000 miles of coastline and over 1400 islands, Denmark is a land surrounded by water. As part of the Jutland peninsula shared with Germany, Denmark enjoys cool summers and mild winters. The charming capital of Copenhagen is a well-known tourist destination and an excellent starting point for visiting a part of the world that has been inhabited for over 14,000 years.

Denmark Videos: Here’s an excellent 3-minute video featuring the top 10 tourist attractions in Denmark.  Here is Rick Steves’s wonderful 25-minute video all about Denmark.

FunFacts about Denmark: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. (Source)
  • Denmark is made up of a portion of the Jutland peninsula and an archipelago of 443 named islands, the largest of which are Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island but with 1419 islands in total.
  • Many of Denmark’s islands are connected by bridges.
  • The Oresund Bridge connects Denmark with Sweden.
  • Denmark has a temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters.
  • The population of Denmark is approximately 5.8 million.
  • Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark.
  • Four Danish cities have populations over 100,000: Copenhagen on Zealand; Aarhus and Aalborg in Jutland; and Odense on Funen.
  • Generally, Denmark has flat, arable land with sandy coastlines and temperate weather.
  • Greenland and the Faroe Islands are both autonomous constituent states of the Danish Realm.
  • Early history, quote: The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523. (Source)
  • Considered one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world, Denmark enjoys a high standard of living, especially in the areas of education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, prosperity, and human development.
  • Denmark has the lowest perceived corruption in the world and one of the world’s highest per capita incomes. It also has one of the world’s highest personal income tax rates.
  • In 1973, Denmark was the first country in the world to establish an environmental law.
  • Denmark has been inhabited since 12,500 BC.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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Møn Island Denmark

Møn Island Denmark

With a number of interesting churches decorated with frescoes, the romantic thatched cottage at Liselund, several popular beach resorts, museums, charming villages and the majestic White Cliffs of Møn, the island has many attractions. People have lived on the island of Mon for ten thousand years and have been grazing cattle here for the past six thousand.  A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Møn Island has many beauties to explore.

Møn Island Denmark Videos: Here’s a short, 2-minute video featuring the town of Stege and the White Cliffs of Møn. This 6-minute personal video features a trip to Mon Island and includes the town of Stege and the White Cliffs.

FunFacts about Møn Island Denmark: (Source

  • Basic information, quote: Møn is an island in south-eastern Denmark. Until January 2007, it was a municipality in its own right but it is now part of the municipality of Vordingborg after merging with the former municipalities of Langebæk, Præstø, and Vordingborg. This has created a municipality with an area of 615 km2 (237 sq mi) and a total population of 46,307 (2005). It belongs to the “Zealand Region”. (Source)
  • Stege is the largest town on Møn Island.
  • The landscape of Møn Island includes woodlands, grasslands, meadows, wetlands, coastal areas, ponds and steep hills.
  • In June 2017, UNESCO designated Møn as Denmark’s first biosphere reserve.
  • Møn is located just off the south-eastern tip of Zealand.
  • The Queen Alexandrine Bridge connects Møn Island with Zealand.
  • Møns Klint, or The White Cliffs of Møn, is the island’s most popular attraction.
  • Other attractions on Møn Island include its natural environment, sandy beaches, fresco-decorated churches, Stone Age and Bronze Age graves and monuments.
  • A favorite tourist spot, close to the cliffs is Liselund, the romantic summer residence erected in the 1790s by French nobleman Antoine de Bosc de la Calmette for his wife, Lise.
  • People have lived on Møn Island for the past ten thousand years.
  • The chalky soil of Møn Island has created beautiful meadowlands and is perfect for grazing cattle.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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Copenhagen Denmark

Copenhagen Denmark

With the world’s oldest surviving amusement park, Copenhagen is an enchanting city of delights. This amusement park, called Dyrehavsbakken, was first built in 1583 and is one of many charming sights waiting to be discovered, along with beautiful parks, botanical gardens, the resting place of Hans Christian Andersen, the palace of Denmark’s Royal family, and Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second oldest amusement park. Check out the first video and see for yourself some of the charm and beauty that is Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Videos: Here’s a beautiful 4-minute video of charming Copenhagen. Here’s another 3-minute video featuring more intriguing aspects of Copenhagen.

FunFacts about Copenhagen, Denmark: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218. It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen (population 1,627,705) and the Copenhagen metropolitan area (population 2,057,737). (Source)
  • Danish is the official language of Denmark.
  • Copenhagen is located on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand.
  • The Øresund Bridge connects Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen.
  • Copenhagen began as a Viking fishing village in the 10th century and became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.
  • Copenhagen is the cultural, economic and governmental center of Denmark.
  • Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Stock Exchange form one of the major financial centers of Northern Europe.
  • Copenhagen’s economy is built on the service sector, especially in information technology, pharmaceuticals and clean technology.
  • Copenhagen has numerous bridges, parks, promenades and waterfronts.
  • Copenhagen is a significant tourist destination with landmarks like the Tivoli Gardens, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Frederik’s Church, The Little Mermaid statue, the Rosenborg Castle Gardens, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs.
  • The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest university in Denmark.
  • Copenhagen is part of the Øresund Region, which consists of Lolland-Falster, Bornholm and Zealand in Denmark as well as Scania in Sweden.
  • With mild summers and winters, Copenhagen has an oceanic climate but is subject to unstable weather throughout the year because of low-pressure systems coming off the Atlantic.
  • A majority of those living in Copenhagen are members of the Lutheran Church of Denmark.
  • Copenhagen is sometimes referred to as “the City of Spires” reflected in the beautiful spires and towers of its churches and castles.
  • As of 2014, Copenhagen has 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, the most of any Scandinavian city.
  • Copenhagen is home to the oldest amusement park in the world, quote: Dyrehavsbakken, a fair-ground and pleasure-park established in 1583, is located in Klampenborg just north of Copenhagen in a forested area known as Dyrehaven. Created as an amusement park complete with rides, games and restaurants by Christian IV, it is the oldest surviving amusement park in the world. (Source)

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For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet ~ ~ or a $15 Amazon gift card, winner’s choice! ~ ~ just scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

June Winners: BN100 and Susan S.!!!

May Winners: Mary P., Sarah J., Patty M., Paulette K., Maureen D.!!!

Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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June Winners: BN100 and Susan S.!!!

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To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, OR a $15 Amazon Gift Card, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Wednesday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed, otherwise no limits!

New contest ends midnight, Arizona time, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019! On Thursday, June 20th Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection! You may only win once per month. International winner receives gift card.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia 

If you’re a fossil hunter, Nova Scotia might be the place to visit. It is known for fossils as old as 250 million years. If you have a more ‘enjoy the day’ approach, Nova Scotia is laden with natural beauties and adventures to take like tidal bore rafting, canoeing, hiking and biking. Halifax, the capital, has a boardwalk almost two miles long full of shops, all kinds of tour boats, museums and restaurants. If you’re an explorer, Nova Scotia has 3800 islands just waiting for you.

Nova Scotia Videos: Here’s a 2-minute video featuring some of Nova Scotia’s beauties. Here’s a fantastic 7-minute video on things to do in Nova Scotia. This 22-minute video takes you the entire length of the Halifax boardwalk, which features different kinds of boat tours including whale watching. 

FunFacts about Nova Scotia: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Nova Scotia, Latin for “New Scotland”, is one of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada’s ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton. As of 2016, the population was 923,598. (Source)
  • Nova Scotia is a Canadian maritime province that includes 3800 islands.
  • Nova Scotia is Canada’s second-most-densely populated province.
  • In 1621, the province was named Nova Scotia in its Royal Charter.
  • Any given point in Nova Scotia is no more than 67 km (42 mi) from the ocean.
  • Cape Breton Island is part of Nova Scotia and is a large island to the northeast of the mainland.
  • Sable Island is also part of Nova Scotia and is notorious for shipwrecks.
  • Nova Scotia contains 5400 lakes.
  • Nova Scotia has many ancient, fossil-bearing areas including fossils from both the Jurassic and Triassic eras.
  • Nova Scotia has a mid-temperate climate. Though it is mostly surrounded by water, it has more of a continental climate than a maritime climate.
  • Nova Scotia is home to the Mi’kmaq nation of the Mi’kma’ki indigenous people.
  • In 1605, French colonists established the first permanent European settlement at Port Royal in Nova Scotia, founding what would become known as Acadia.
  • Nova Scotia is home to the largest Scottish Gaelic-speaking community outside of Scotland.
  • Possessing 40% of Canada’s military assets, Nova Scotia is an important military site.
  • 200,000 cruise ship passengers land in Nova Scotia every year. Tourism is an important part of its economy.
  • The mainland of Nova Scotia is the Nova Scotia peninsula. It is connected to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick through the Isthmus of Chignecto.
  • Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Musician Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax as well.

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For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet ~ ~ or a $15 Amazon gift card, winner’s choice! ~ ~ just scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

First June Winner: Susan S.!!!

May Winners: Mary P., Sarah J., Patty M., Paulette K., Maureen D.!!!

Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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First June Winner: Susan S.!!!

May Winners: Mary P., Sarah J., Patty M., Paulette K., Maureen D.!!!

To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, OR a $15 Amazon Gift Card, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Wednesday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed, otherwise no limits!

New contest ends midnight, Arizona time, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019! On Thursday, June 13th Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection! You may only win once per month. International winner receives gift card.

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Halifax

Halifax

As the capital of the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax is a major financial center for the Atlantic region of Canada. Halifax Harbour is a major port. Both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard have major installations along different parts of the Halifax coastline. With mild weather in summer and winter, friendly people, good food, plenty of parks, places of historic interest and museums, Halifax has a lot of tourist appeal.

Halifax videos: Here’s a lovely 2-minute video featuring different aspects of Halifax. This is a quite beautiful 8-minute video featuring time-lapse footage of Halifax in different seasons.

FunFacts about Halifax: (Source

  • Basic information, quote: Halifax, formally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County. (Source)
  • Halifax has an urban core but also includes outlying rural areas. The Atlantic Ocean is south of the city.
  • Halifax is a major economic center of the Atlantic Canada region which includes Quebec and the three Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
    • The most significant employers and economic entities include the Department of National Defence, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax.
  • Halifax is located within the ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq indigenous peoples, known as Mi’kma’ki.
  • The town of Halifax was established in 1749 and was named after the 2nd Earl of Halifax.
  • Halifax has a fairly moderate climate due to the Gulf Stream with warm summers and mild winters.
  • Halifax has a number of public spaces, from urban gardens to public squares, expansive forested parks, and historic sites.
  • When Halifax was founded in 1749, plans included a central military parade square known as the Grand Parade. The City Hall is a popular site for concerts, political demonstrations, and the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
  • A popular downtown public space is the timber Halifax Boardwalk, which stretches a full 3 km (1.9 mi) and includes several squares and monuments.
  • The Halifax Common, created in 1763, is Canada’s oldest public park.
  • Tourism features the beautiful coastline, plus Nova Scotia’s culture including several museums and art galleries downtown.
  • Halifax Harbour is a major port.

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For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet ~ ~ or a $15 Amazon gift card, winner’s choice! ~ ~ just scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

First June Winner: Susan S.!!!

May Winners: Mary P., Sarah J., Patty M., Paulette K., Maureen D.!!!

Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

(Unless otherwise designated, today’s photos are from Pixabay ~ Pixabay is a free site, so feel free to share, pin and enjoy these wonderful photos. Any photo designated as coming from Deposit Photos has been purchased and is subject to copyright law.)   

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We have a winner! Congrats BN100!

First June Winner: Susan S.!!!

May Winners: Mary P., Sarah J., Patty M., Paulette K., Maureen D.!!!

To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, OR a $15 Amazon Gift Card, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Wednesday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed, otherwise no limits!

New contest ends midnight, Arizona time, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019! On Thursday, June 6th Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection! You may only win once per month. International winner receives gift card.

 * * * This Week’s Giveaway is Closed * * *

We have a winner! Congrats BN100!

To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Halifax. Have you ever visited the capital city of Nova Scotia? Which photo did you like best?

*** And tell us where you’re from! I’m from Buckeye, Arizona, not far from Phoenix. (That’s the Desert Southwest, USA.) ***

Above all: Live the fang!!!