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Sesquicentennial
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Canada – Celebrating the Sesquicentennial

2017 marks the 150th birthday for Canada, and Ottawa is planning to celebrate this historical event in grand style. When Jacques Cartier sailed into the St Lawrence and claimed the land for the French king in 1534 Donnacona, the chief of Miqmaq sensed the intended result and vigorously objected by insisting […]

Gastronomy
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Gastronomy and gastronomic tourism

Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, art of cooking, food presentation, and service. Gastronomic food is generally rich, or delicate, but always presented appetizingly, and in the style of a particular region or a chef. The word gastronomy is derived from ancient Greek gaster (stomach) […]

Lost luggage
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Lost luggage – how to avoid a nightmare

Airlines try to avoid losing passenger luggage, but increasing air travel and availability of conscientious luggage handlers always create problems. Of late, North American airlines have managed to lose more luggage than anytime before. Small airlines that fly direct from one city to another manage to lose none or negligible […]

Carnival of Venice
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Carnival of Venice

Carnival is a celebration of life, and many cities all over the world organize elaborate parades and balls. It all started in Venice in the 12th century. Carnivals everywhere end 40 days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday(Mardi gars). The Carnival of Venice started in 1162 to honour the triumph of […]