Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Our Weekend in a Nutshell


This weekend started off with Hubby and I going away for a night, off to Cape D'Or, with a group of friends. It was rather strange going away, exploring a piece of our province without the girls, but it was an overdue get away with a great group of friends. We had a great time, and I've come home with a plan for a 3 (maybe even 4) day mini vacation for our family to enjoy the area properly, taking our time, and taking in Nova Scotia scenery.


On Sunday morning, we picked up the girls and headed for the Multicultural Festival - an annual festival that highlights a variety of cultures, with performances, food and informative booths. Unfortunately, Pea finally caught Elle's cold from last week, so she wasn't up for a full day in the sun. We did get in some great performances and a meal before heading home. It's always fun to see the various dances, and we saw Sri-Lankan dances, Bollywood style and classical Indian dances, belly dancing, and Scottish highland dancing. Pea and I loved watching the women from the Sikh society dance since you could tell they were truly enjoying themselves. Elle and Hubby enjoyed Chinese food, but I thought I'd try something different and tried a few dishes from the Islamic Society booth - one dish had chickpea flour pastry of sorts in yogurt which was so refreshing in the heat. We also tasted a rosewater drink, that reminded hubby of his childhood days eating rose petals (well, I learned something about him too!), with its strong rose flavor.

2 comments:

  1. Wow you live in a beautiful part of the world! I've never caught your weekend posts before - I love that you are such a multi-cultural family 24/7! I hope Pea is recovering from her cold now.
    Lucinda

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    1. It really is a beautiful province - so much natural beauty, we are quite lucky.
      Thanks for your thoughtfulness about Pea - she's bouncing back quite well actually :)

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