A to Z for a weekend away

A to Z for a weekend away

Weekend away?  Here's a list of things you'll definitely need! All-purpose shoes Back-up plan Chargers *team iPhone know the struggle* Diary Endorphins, and lots of it Flip-flops Good-company Hat Itinerary  Jeans Keep calm and carry on Lack-of-sleep Money Novel Optimism Plan *alternatively, refer to letter S* Questions Roof *or tent, if that's your style* Spontaneity Toothbrush/ toiletries Undergarments/ Umbrella *priority dependent* Vagary *def: an unpredictable instance*  Weather-permitting gear Xylophone *who knows where your travels may take you* Yesability  Zest Are there any other weekend-away necessities that could be added to this list? -A Y-...
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What to do when in Ottawa for a day!

What to do when in Ottawa for a day!

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada - *WAIT*, the capital isn't TORONTO?? This is such a common mistake amongst visitors to Canada. Although I have been to Toronto four times before, I have never visited Ottawa, and so I thought it was right to travel two hours from Montreal to see what the capital of Canada could offer me. I must be honest, having done my usual Google search before travelling, I wasn't particularly 'wowed' by the selection of sights. I must say, however, that I had an AMAZING day. Keep reading to see what I did in Ottawa in a day. 1. Parliament Hill A definite must-visit, the Parliamentary building located downtown, has stark similarities to England's Big Ben in London (also described as the shadow of Big Ben). I was able to get a tour around the Parliament and access to the top of the Peace Tower. Both these passes are available for free just opposite the Parliament building...
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