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Parliament Buildings

November 9th, 2007 · 2,446 Comments

Not just a hub for politicians, these green-topped buildings on Parliament Hill attract tourists from around the world.

Parliament Buildings

If you’re willing to negotiate the rigorous security checks – yes, they have metal detectors and even an x-ray machine for your bags and personal belongings – then you can climb the Peace Tower inside the Parliament Buildings to look out across the whole city. Great views (if you don’t mind the heights).

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Civic Holiday

August 6th, 2007 · 432 Comments

Well, if you’re in Canada, like me you’ve probably spent the day lazing around as today was a Civic Holiday (a ‘day off’ from work, basically).

The weather was unfortunately cruddy – not what you’d expect for August Weather. Anyhow, we had a good day and drank a few Canadians (a Molson brand of beer – the Americans consider Canadian beer to be like moonshine because its a tad stronger than Budweiser!! But, we love it!)

 Got outside for a while, until it rained and things got soggy. Then watched a few movies.

 More news from the capital coming soon…!

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