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Canada is a peaceful nation, which is probably why next to the “war – this way” sign, there is a “wong way” sign. Or at least, that’s my twisted interpretation of this picture I snapped between Parliament Hill and Sparks Street.
In Ottawa, the heart of Little Italy lies along Preston Street, in the area known as “Corso Italia”. Like in Chinatown, the entrance on Carling is marked by a metal arch in the colours of the Italian flag. Even the electrical lockers are painted in the colours of the flag!
I’m a huge fan of signs and I always keep an eye out for the funniest or strangest ones, at home or abroad. I found this gem when exploring the Central Experimental Farm a few days ago. It was put up in the very quiet parking lot. Feng and I looked at each other and burst out laughing. “The hell…?” we wondered.
When I typed my first post on Blogger in November 2006, I had now idea I would still be writing today. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision, mostly motivated by boredom and culture shock. And six years later, I’m still there, still enjoying blogging. Funny, isn’t it?
In honour of my 900th article, here are 10 things I wish I had known about blogging.
On Monday, I was publishing a photo article on “Early Spring in the Farm”, and I was joking about jinxing the nice weather. Well, looks like I did (sorry Ottawa!).
Travelling by yourself in Australia can be an amazing experience, but it is always hard to leave friends and family behind. However, if done the right way, solo travelling need not be a lonely experience. …
Most Canadians keep a shovel in the garage, and it’s not to build sandcastles, but to shovel the snow. A single snowstorm can bring ten, twenty, thirty of more centimeters of snow and it can make getting out of the house a challenge.
The weather has been very strange for the past few days. We had snow, blizzard, very strong winds, warmer temperatures, hail, drifting snow and then cold temperatures. This resulted in dirty snow banks and some slush.
I’m terrible when it comes to wearing gloves. Doing so is common sense: the wind can be extremely cold and winter weather is generally dry. But I always seem to need my bare hands and I hate taking the gloves off and putting them back a
Although I’m not a huge fan of sweets and rarely have candy or chewing gum (I like mints, that’s about it!), I found these gumball machines at the mall very picturesque.