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Sri Lankan traditional village

Ayubowan my friends, today we will tour a small village and taste some traditional Sri Lankan food. Let us begin with a bullock cart ride: Rice fields, banana trees and village houses: Building a house: The two ladies are preparing coconut rotis for our group: Rotis are served on a …

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Sri Lanka: Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

Ayubowan = hello or goodbye. When people say ayubowan, they put their hands together and bow. What a nice way to greet someone!   Ayubowan from Sigiriya, Today we climbed this huge rock. It was amazing. Sigiriya is a very attractive place to visit that is why crowds of people …

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Sri Lanka: Mihintale and Anuradhapura

During our third day in Sri Lanka, we visited two very important religious centres and pilgrimage sites: Mihintale and Anuradhapura. Mihintale – Mahinda’s Hill. It is the place where the Indian missionary Mahinda met and converted King Devanampiyatissa in 247 BC, establishing Buddhism as the island’s state religion. The story …

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Sri Lanka: Dambulla

Hello my dear blog readers. Today I would like to invite you to see Dambulla. But first. let’s visit one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions: the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. Set up in 1975, the orphanage looks after babies or injured elephants. There is about 60 of them. They …

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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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