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Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

Ecuador is slightly more than 283,000 square kilometres in size and is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. It is set on the equator, thus its name, and is considered to be the most compact “mega-diverse” country in the universe. In addition, in 2018, Ecuador celebrated the 40th anniversary of its capital […]

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Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

Ice, snow, tumbling temperatures: No one ever said an Ottawa winter is an easy ride. But that’s no excuse for spending the season cocooned with a hot toddy and good book — not when there’s a ton of fun waiting outside your front door. So grab your tuque and mitts, and let’s see what we […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2020

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2020

                                                               

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Kuwait’s residence perched high above the Ottawa River

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Kuwait’s residence perched high above the Ottawa River

It’s all about the panorama. Perched on quiet Acacia Lane in Rockcliffe, the Kuwait ambassador’s residence offers a sweeping view from its second-storey terrace of the sparkling Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills, with early fall colours beginning to blaze in the distance when we visit. “It’s the most attractive place in the house,” says […]

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Syrah: Big, bold and rich — or savoury

Syrah: Big, bold and rich — or savoury

As Rajat Parr, author of The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste puts it, Syrah is a callback to our ancestry — a primitive side we rarely tap into. Done right, Syrah is “the glory of coming across a path of sweet, juicy, ripe wild berries, the smell of running through a thicket of untamed, flowering herbs […]

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Winter is the season for Indigenous art in Ottawa

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Winter is the season for Indigenous art in Ottawa

Indigenous art from around the world once again takes centre stage at the National Gallery of Canada, and what a vast world of artistic inspiration it is. Àbadakone, which means “continuous fire” in the Anishinaabemowin language, is the second instalment in the quinquennial of contemporary international Indigenous art that was launched by the gallery in […]

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Time for comfort food and celebration

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Time for comfort food and celebration

With the arrival of the New Year, we look forward to going back to favourite comfort food recipes, and to Valentine’s Day. Chocolate, no doubt, remains the most popular way to celebrate this February Hallmark holiday. Some may also choose to put oysters — a renowned aphrodisiac — on their Valentine’s Day menu. Being true […]

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Ebola: “A true monster”

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ebola: “A true monster”

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come By Richard Preston Random House, New York 369 pages Hardcover: $36, eBook $17, audio download $34, Kindle $15 In December 2013, on a tiny patch of land along the border of three African nations — […]

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Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

Travelling the world and getting to know new cultures and civilizations has enriched my life, but I always fall captive to Bulgaria’s special charm. Every spot in my small home country has a beauty that will enchant the human heart. Bulgaria is situated in southeastern Europe on the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Bulgaria […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2019

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2019

                                                                         

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