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Travel: Ottawa Bound!

Well, folks… by the time you read, this I *should * be in Ottawa. As I write this, it is currently 11am here in Iqaluit and my flight leaves at 1:45pm. This post will be automatically published at two minutes after midnight, at which time I will be either burping contentedly on my hotel balcony after my first food adventure, or (more likely) already asleep. The building you see in the middle of the picture is ‘Les Suites’ hotel in downtown Ottawa where I have stayed on my last 6 or 7 visits. I always ask for a room on the upper floors overlooking Dalhousie street (the street whence this photo was taken) and, all being well, that I where I will be when this post hits the blogosphere…

The weather here in Iqaluit is 9 degrees but the sky is clear and flying should be no problem at this end. The only possible fly in the ointment is a sever thunderstorm warning for Ottawa this afternoon so I have my fingers crossed… I also see that the temperature there is a humid 27 degrees so the change will be a bit of a shock to the system and I predict that lots of cooling liquids will be in order.

The plan for this evening (should the weather gods smile upon me) is for dinner at Kinki’s, a self-style ‘Asian-fusion’ restaurant in Byward Market, just a short walk from my hotel. As I will be busy shopping and feasting, my next post will be a pre-written article featuring a nifty little cooking gadget I recently tested and the following one will quite probably also be one I have written already. My review of Kinki’s will be along very shortly thereafter, though…


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  1. Hopefully the thunderstorms that Ottawa and area did recieve did not delay your flight. the rain was desperately needed. Hope you enjoy your stay.

    July 24, 2012
    • Actually … I was stuck for 5 hours in Iqaluit airport due to mechanical problems but we made it eventually!

      July 24, 2012
  2. Have a great time at the Byward Market and a pleasurable dinner at Kinki’s. Virginia

    July 24, 2012
  3. baconbiscuit212 #

    Love it! I hope that you read this comment while burping contentedly! As you know, it’s perfectly acceptable in Chinese culture to belch after a good meal. It means you enjoyed the food.

    Many times I have brought an overly polite friend to the family dinner table. And if they leave without burping, my mom will call and say, “Did they not like the good?!?!”

    July 24, 2012
    • baconbiscuit212 #

      Food. Not good. But food should be good 🙂

      July 24, 2012
  4. I Love Ottawa; you must go through the Mint, if you haven’t already done so. And then there is (yes, it is what you think) that is a short drive from downtown. Here is our trip:

    July 24, 2012
    • Thanx for the suggestions… I am going to be working my way through a long restaurant list but a few other diversions will be nice too 🙂

      July 24, 2012
      • Excellent, hope you enjoy it.

        July 24, 2012
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