Due to my US Visa process (which was soooo long and curious that it requires a separate post), I have been “stuck” in Ottawa (Canada) for a week.

Sure, Canada would not be one of my priority travel destinations in the winter, particularly if (like me) you cant ski or ice skate. But since I am here, lets make the best of it: The National Gallery, Museum of Civilizations, Museum of War, Winterlude, and a few lovely food places (such as The Tea Store, Memories, or Oh So Good) and a bunch of mediocre ones, while staying in a very nice hotel/castle (with heated indoors pool and gym), will do the trick 😉


Many interesting highlights (see the pictures) like:

  • The frozen gadgets, beaver tail, cold-not-cool DJ-in-a-bubble, and live ice sculpting at the Winterlude festival
  • The Inuit googles and poles at the M. of Civilizations
  • The Enigma machine and piece of Berlin Wall at the M. of War
  • The L. Bourgeois spider at the National Gallery

But looking forward to fly back to NY tomorrow.