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Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018

Hello from Ottawa! This is Erika, my gorgeous almost eleven month old granddaughter. This summer, we explored Ottawa together and Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 was the most impressive event we had a chance to see. This exhibition is a celebration of nature and culture. It is truly spectacular! I would like to …

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Forest Bathing

Hello from Ottawa! It is the most beautiful long weekend of the year here in Canada, Victoria Day weekend. This blog post is not about traveling, sightseeing or discovering new places, it is about an amazing book – Forest Bathing -written by Dr. Qing Li. As a society we suffer from …

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Toronto: Santiago Calatrava’s Brookfield Place

Hello from Toronto! This time, I would like to invite you to visit a masterpiece building designed by Santiago Calatrava, the world-famous architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter from Valencia, Spain. Brookfield Place is located on Bay Street, between Front St. and King St. Let us enter this temple of …

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Toronto: King Street

Hello from Toronto!!! Today, I would like to invite you for a walk along King Street in the heart of our city. Before the next travel season begins, I took my camera and decided to rediscover the city that has been our home for the last 31 years. It has …

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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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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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