Tag: Destinations

Panama: Much more than a canal

Panama: Much more than a canal

Panama has been called many things: “A path between the seas,” “the Dubai of the Americas,” “bridge to the world,” “heart of the universe” and, most recently, one of the best places to retire in the world. The government of Panama has put in place several strategies aimed at attracting Canadians to our country. We […]

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Kazakhstan: Eyes on Astana

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kazakhstan: Eyes on Astana

Each year on July 6, Kazakhstan proudly celebrates Capital City Day, honouring its capital, Astana, with a week of cultural festivities. The activities highlight Kazakh culture, history and the city’s central position in the nation’s life. Astana has grown from a small provincial city to an influential player on the world stage and a symbol […]

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Fun in the sun with Filipino hospitality

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fun in the sun with Filipino hospitality

The Philippines is like a friend you wish you had met sooner. First-time tourists grudgingly end their holidays, but vow to return. Repeat visitors stay longer the next time, and some stay for good. Travel magazines and bloggers rave about the place, the people and the experience. My country lies at the crossroads of the […]

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Magical Kenya

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Magical Kenya

Kenya is a land of diversity, offering stark safari plains in the south, snow-capped mountains and breathtaking eastern coastlines whose dark blue waters are home to colourful coral reefs and six national reserves to protect marine life. Majestic hills stretch towards endlessly sunny skies while valleys, such as the famous Rift Valley, and more than […]

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Norway’s natural wonders

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Norway’s natural wonders

Norway is a land of contrasts — a modern nation with strong ties to its history and traditions. We can offer wild, impressive and untouched nature, but also refined cultural expressions and innovative architecture. Regardless of how long you visit, you will have the opportunity to see these for yourself. Every part of our geographically  […]

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An island paradise in Canada’s time zone

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
An island paradise in Canada’s time zone

In Cuba, visitors will encounter a warm Cuban spirit wherever they go — whether to a lavish resort, glitzy show, lush mountains or serene beaches. If you love the sea as much as I do, Varadero Beach remains the country’s most famous vacation spot. Only 135 kilometres outside Old Havana, Varadero bustles with award-winning resorts, […]

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Swimming with the spawning salmon

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Swimming with the spawning salmon

Pull on a wetsuit and snorkel gear and step into a fast-running river. Float effortlessly for kilometres in your buoyant lifejacket down the current, while 20,000 salmon are swimming under you in the opposite direction. It is a thrill ride at five kilometres an hour down the swift-moving Campbell River on Vancouver Island’s east coast. […]

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Vive la France and all its beauty

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vive la France and all its beauty

France is the world’s leading tourist destination (83 million visitors in 2013) and has so much to offer, it is hard to choose just a few places to recommend. Of course, Paris is the top tourist destination within France — a city of romance and the country’s fashion capital. It boasts extraordinary monuments and museums. […]

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Enchanting India: sights, smells and tastes to entice 

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enchanting India: sights, smells and tastes to entice 

Exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic: India offers different aspects of her personality to travellers. Only there can you go on a camel safari in the hot, mesmerising deserts of Rajasthan, heli-ski in the Himalayas, raft down the mighty Ganges and trek in pristine Garhwal Himalayas, all in the same month. There are 89 national parks, 13 […]

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Day-tripping outside the capital

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Day-tripping outside the capital

A visitor to Ottawa has a wealth of choice – lots to see and do in the city, of course, but also a wonderful selection of sites worth seeing on myriad daytrips from Canada’s capital. Place: Montreal, only two hours east of Ottawa Why go: Canada’s second largest city, Montreal offers amazing energy and great […]

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