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Sri Lanka: the Teardrop of India

Hello my dear friends and readers!!! I would like to invite you to travel with me to another fascinating part of the world. It is time to visit Asia. My choice for this year is Sri Lanka. I will be travelling with a Polish group this time. From Warsaw to …

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Ottawa: Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday

Hello from our capital city. Today, I had a chance to visit Ottawa during its post-Canada Day celebrations. The weather was very nice and the general atmosphere was very friendly and calm. Here are the two people who made this visit particularly pleasant for me: my beautiful daughter-in-law Chandra and …

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Mississauga: Vesak Day Program

Today, I would like to present the program of the 5th Annual Vesak Celebration that took place on Sunday, May 28, in Mississauga, Ontario. Two birthdays were celebrated at the same time: the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha and Canada’s 150th birthday. According to the Buddhist tradition, Queen Maya, experienced a …

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Mississauga: Vesak Day Parade

Hello my dear blog readers! Today, I would like to invite you to the most important Buddhist celebration called Vesak. It takes place every year in May and commemorates the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and passing. Several Buddhist communities in the Greater Toronto Area put together a very festive event in Mississauga’s …

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Toronto: Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Hello from Toronto! This time we are visiting a very interesting church: St.Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, located near Dufferin, south of Lawrence. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Toronto was established in 1972. The church building you see on these pictures was consecrated in 2012. Like all orthodox churches, the …

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São Miguel Island: 10 reasons to visit Ponta Delgada

Hello my dear friends, this is the last post from São Miguel. I would like to present ten reasons why it is worth coming to Ponta Delgada: To see its gorgeous architecture: 2. To see the ocean, maybe take a whale-watching boat tour: 3. To see these geometric street pavements: 4. …

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São Miguel Island: Sant’Ana Presidential Palace in Ponta Delgada

Sant’Ana Palace is now the office of the President of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. It has one of the best maintained gardens in the Azores. And now, the nearest street with beautiful homes:

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São Miguel Island: Mosteiros and Sete Cidades

We are now driving along the northern shore of the island, towards Mosteiros. Oh no! Not again! I love Mosteiros. It is a small, sleepy town with very kind people. It is always very useful to speak Portuguese. not everybody on this island speaks English. But they are very sweet. …

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São Miguel Island: Romeiros – The Lenten Pilgrims

Today we met them in Ponta Delgada. They were praying and singing in the Mother Church of Saint Sebastian (Igreja de São Sebastião), located in the centre of the town, near the City Gate: The Pilgrims of São Miguel is a religious tradition that dates back to the 16th century. It …

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São Miguel Island: Alda’s Ponta Delgada

Rain in Ponta Delgada!?!? This is how the day started. Fortunately, before noon all changed and we had sunshine for the rest of the day. I would like to invite you to visit the part of the city where my good friend Alda grew up. We begin with the monument …

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