Jamie Syer has traded the music scene and flowers of Victoria, for the rather different attractions of Bergen, Alberta: blue sky, farming, music teaching, and a somewhat less peripatetic lifestyle. This blog exists to share information of interest to Jamie, his friends, neighbours, and colleagues close to home and afar.

Beginning in May, 2014, I’ll be focussing my blog posts on items of interest to the 20 people who will be travelling with me this fall to Lyon, Avignon and Paris. This University of Victoria Travel Study Tour is the second I have led, to one of my favourite parts of the world. If you are a member of the tour please send me an email or click the “subscribe” button so that I can make sure you receive regular updates about where we’re going, and what we’ll see when we get there.