Vietnamese Pho in Ottawa! Pho La Express

Pho La Express located at 79 Montreal Rd in Ottawa

February 10, 2018:  I really liked that our Airbnb was so close to a string of restaurants on the main street (in Vanier, Ottawa). One of these restaurants was Pho La Express, a Vietnamese restaurant.

When we walked in 8 p.m. ish, there was only one other dine-in party while the others later that night were take-out orders Continue reading

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Authentic Caribbean Food at Fumi’s African Carribean Restaurant and Groceries in Ottawa

Fumi's jerk chicken

Fumi’s African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries located at 502 Rochester St in Ottawa

February 9, 2018:  After the ice dragon boat race was over, we searched for a food place around Dow’s Pavilion and Little Italy in Ottawa.  I had noticed that there was a significant showing for African and Caribbean restaurants in Ottawa so Yelp informed us of Fumi’s African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries.

It was a small and homey restaurant.  Continue reading

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Second Annual Ice Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa!

 Ice Dragon Boat

The Ice Dragon Boat race held at Dow’s Lake at 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr in Ottawa

February 10, 2018:  This was my very first time watching an ice dragon boat race!  I first heard of the idea when I saw a Facebook video of this winter sport floating around.  It was really neat and I didn’t know at the time that I would be watching it live so soon!   Continue reading

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RAW Pulp + Grind in Little Italy, Ottawa

RAW Pulp + Grind smoothies

RAW Pulp + Grind located at 440 Preston St in Ottawa

February 10, 2018:  In between waiting for the next ice dragon boat race, we found RAW Pulp + Grind on Preston Street in Little Italy and stopped in for some raw organic juice and wifi usage.

I wouldn’t have known from the exterior that this juice bar and health bowl spot was so spacious inside!  They even have a backyard which I’m assuming gets converted into a patio in the warmer weather.   Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

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I’m on a tour bus right now, so the only remotely sweet item photo I have at easy access now is this dessert that I had recently. 😀 Continue reading

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Airbnb Review: 233 Ethel Street in Ottawa

233 Ethel Street in Ottawa

233 Ethel Street in Ottawa

This was my very first time staying in an Airbnb!  Ken found this Airbnb online and booked it for the weekend we were in Ottawa for the ice dragon boat festival.

Up until now I’ve mostly stayed in hotels when travelling.  The unit included not just a bedroom but it was actually a full apartment unit!  Check-in was at 4 p.m. but the owner was still cleaning up the house with last minute efforts when Continue reading

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Dinner at Allium in Ottawa!

Allium tuna tataki

Allium located at 87 Holland Ave in Ottawa

For an early Valentine’s celebration this year, my boo booked a restaurant ahead of time for us in Ottawa. I didn’t know where or what cuisine it was so it was a complete surprise. ^_^ Yay!   Continue reading

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