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Monthly Archives: October, 2009
Fear not: I’m not going to turn this blog into a cooking blog. I’m not that domestic. But lately, I’ve realized that every evening I was facing the same dilemma — what to take for lunch?
The news is out: as of today, October 26th, the H1N1 flu vaccine is available in Canada. So, should we get vaccinated? I’m wondering.
I don’t believe in massive conspiracy theories but yet, as your average Canadian, I can’t help being confused by all the mixed information we have been getting so far.
So here a list of the top Canadian restaurants, fast food and coffee places. You must know at least a few…!
I have my own office. An office with a door, a desk, a computer, a phone, a whiteboard and drawers. I also have a very cool magnetic pass to get around, one with my picture on it. I have a favorite lunch place and I hate Monday mornings. I got a new job, in the office. I feel like a lucky girl.
In the Gatineau Park in Québec, once you pass the forests, the lakes with their beautiful reflections, you will come across a few viewpoints, up in the mountain. From here, the Ottawa Valley looks gorgeous.
Welcome to my new series, the “Canadian List of Ten”! Ten weeks, ten posts, ten lists and one hundred new Canadian things for you, from food to language, from city to weather.
Today, we will start with music, something I really enjoy (and you may have noticed it given the number of concerts we went to!).
I was almost late for my first class.
I had left home on time but I was lost in the huge campus and none of the students I stopped to ask for directions seemed to know the location of my building. I eventually found it, a couple of minutes before my class was due to start.
The Gatineau Park in Québec, right across Ottawa, probably offers the best Fall scenery in the region. The trees that make up the huge forest slowly turn yellow, orange and red. Lakes reflect the Fall colors and hundreds visit the park to witness the transition to the dreaded winter.
After a rainy summer, a short Indian summer and a few more weeks of rain, it finally smells like Fall. Temperatures are lower and the leaves are finally changing colors.
Generally speaking, Canada is a fairly quiet country: strikes and social unrest are rare, unlike in France where I grew up.
That said, each country has its debates and touchy issues that never seem to be solved and are always brought up in the media. Here are the most famous ones in Canada.
I developed a new theory.
Canada is a capitalist developed country, with plenty of goods available, a reasonably efficient and non-corrupt administration and businesses are quite customers-oriented. However, all this change the minute you step foot on the university campus.
The Rideau neighborhood in Ottawa is probably the busiest, the most dangerous (by Canadian standards!), and the most central neighborhood in Ottawa.
It’s above all a hub: when you go downtown, you go to Rideau. Since the city is basically based on an East — West line, pretty much all buses transit there, either on the bridge, either on Rideau street.