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Edinburgh: Parliament, Princes Street and Wojtek

We are still on the Royal Mile. The New Parliament building is fascinating. Its construction started in 1999, the first debate took place in 2004. PThe Royal Mile ends with the Palace and Abbey of Holyroodhouse, residence of the royal family. Last glimpse on the Royal Mile: Princes Street is …

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Edinburgh Castle

Hello from Edinburgh! We start visiting this amazing city with its most famous landmark – Edinburgh Castle It has been estimated that there were once about three thousand castles in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most famous castle. Over its 1000-year history it has been known as the most besieged …

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Edinburgh: Firth of Forth Bridges and Calton Hill

Hello from Edinburgh. This train, from the King Cross Train Station took us to Edinburgh. Today, on Sunday, there was a train to Edinburgh every half an hour. It took us five hours to arrive to Edinburgh Waverley railway station. My very good friend from university lives here with here with …

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London: Kew Gardens

Hello everyone, here we are, in London after a seven-hour flight from Toronto. The temperature today was +15 degrees, cloudy with a little bit of rain. We are staying with Radek’s cousin Ewa, her husband Duncan and their son Freddie. They live in a beautiful area in London not far …

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Ottawa: Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George and St. Antony

Hello again from our cold capital. Today, on Sunday Dec. 31, the temperature in the morning was -23 degrees. I would like to invite you for a short visit to the Coptic Church of St. George and St. Antony in Gloucester, Ottawa. The community of this church is very open …

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Festive and cold Ottawa

Hello everyone. Spending time with this little gift from heaven is a pure pleasure. Unfortunately, it is too cold for a winter walk. Here are the headlines from CBCNEWS OTTAWA, posted on Dec. 28: Iced cap: Ottawa currently coldest capital city in the world Ottawa’s temperature has fallen below those …

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Ottawa: Christmas Lights on Taffy Lane

Merry Christmas everyone! This is Erika’s first Chrismas and we are in Ottawa. Today, I would like to invite you for a walk on Taffy Lane to admire amazing Christmas decorations prepared by local residents. Even the owner of this house is decorated in Christmas lights: There were hundreds of …

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Ottawa: Historic Rideau Hall

Hello from Ottawa again! My little granddaughter Erika is the reason why I enjoy traveling to Ottawa. But once I am there, I like to discover something new, with the help of my son Marek and his wife Chandra. This time it will be Rideau Hall and the historical neighbourhood …

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Gatineau (near Ottawa): MosaïCanada 150

Hello my dear blog readers. I would like to invite you to visit Ottawa with me one more time. This time we will see an amazing event that was organized to celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary. But first, I would like to introduce MY GRANDDAUGHTER ERIKA, who was born in Ottawa …

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Boldt Castle, the story of an American dream

Hello from North America this time! I would like to invite you to visit a very unusual castle. It is located on Heart Island (on the St Lawrence River), between Canada and USA, on the American side of the river. Boldt Castle was built as the testimony of the unsurpassed …

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