CA, Ontario: Photo essay – Toronto in December

Despite low temperatures in the past week, we decided to keep our walking plans around Toronto. The first stop was in downtown, where we went to the waterfront.

 

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CU, Santiago de Cuba: Birding was not my hobby

Going to Cuba again this year was not originally part of my plans, but when I had to cancel postpone for an unknown date a trip up North, my itchy fingers instead found a last minute ticket, to a Southern Destination.

La Sagra's flycatcher
La Sagra’s flycatcher

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US, Oregon: Columbia River – Bonneville Dam and Hatchery – Multnomah Falls

If you are ready for a road trip along Columbia River, then Columbia River Gorge is the destination you are looking for. The 130-km gorge, the boundary between states of Washington and Oregon, offers wonderful places and stops along the way.

The Columbia River, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest, is about 2,000 km long, starting its journey from Columbia Lake, in the Rocky Mountains in BC, Canada, and ending in Astoria, between the states of Oregon and Washington in the U.S.

Columbia River along I84
Columbia River along I84

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CA, Ontario: Rama POW WOW – A festival of culture, life and colours

Every year, on the third weekend of August, everyone is welcomed to witness Turtle Island’s finest Powwow Singers and Dancers at the annual Rama Powwow, known as one of the largest Powwows in Ontario, Canada. Starting with a Grand Entry and a few speeches from preeminent figures of the events, this festival of culture, of colours and of life continues with various dancing and singing contests, spiced up with jokes in between. 

PowWow grand opening
PowWow – Grand Opening

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US, Wyoming: Heights and highlights of Yellowstone NP

After a night spent in Greybull and a quick stop in Cody, the road took us from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park. It was still morning when we reached the East Entrance. The long lines at the entrance didn’t scare us, we were excited to get in the park. The Interagency pass we obtained at our first destination (Badlands National Park) let us move quickly once we had arrived at the booth. I didn’t really notice when the scarce vegetation thickened and became greener, and when the surrounding heights became elevated.

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