How a family of newcomers survived their first winter in Ottawa

I always wanted to write the story about the odyssey that it was for me and my family to move to Ottawa in the middle of the winter, when we were hit with a frigid week of sub-zero weather. Our tale might help someone thinking of moving to Ottawa but who has worries and secondContinue reading “How a family of newcomers survived their first winter in Ottawa”

The 4 urban beaches in Ottawa to enjoy summer

Now that the summer has arrrived in full force, and seems to be one of the hottest in recent years, people in Ottawa are drawn to the beaches to look for some relief from the heat and to enjoy the wonderful weather. Winters can be really harsh in Ottawa but its summers are just awesome!Continue reading “The 4 urban beaches in Ottawa to enjoy summer”

My first experience in a cottage near Ottawa: two thumbs up!

People say that cottage life is as compelling for Canadians as is their love for hockey. I had always heard from my Canadian husband how awesome it was spend the summer in a lake-front cottage. I am a native of Lima in Peru and have always associated summer days with the ocean. So I wasContinue reading “My first experience in a cottage near Ottawa: two thumbs up!”

4 not so great things about Ottawa

Ottawa has been my home since 2018, and I find this city to be extremely beautiful and charming. I’ll always say good things about it. However, no person, no thing, no country or city is perfect, and Ottawa is no exception. So, in this post I’m going to list the things that aren’t so goodContinue reading “4 not so great things about Ottawa”