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Wordless Wednesday: Birth of Venus Sculpture

Birth of Venus Sculpture
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

 

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August 19, 2019 at 8:47 am 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday: World’s Largest Lobster

World's Largest Lobster
Location: Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada

 

August 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm 16 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

Please share a photo of your favorite delicacy by clicking Mr. Linky below. Thank you.

Nova Scotia Lobster
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Nova Scotia Lobster

 
It’s been said that you haven’t really been to Nova Scotia if you haven’t tried its lobster.

And so it was what I had for lunch when we stopped at Halifax on the way to Prince Edward Island. From the tank, I caught eye of a humongous one and picked it thereby sealing its fate. It was later served on a platter with risotto on the side.

It was a real treat. I truly enjoyed it coming in one piece and maintaining its integrity as opposed to a hamburger where the patty originated from hundreds if not thousands of unidentified cows.

Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. After strolling along its historic waterfront for a couple of hours, we left and headed to Prince Edward Island where we stayed for the long weekend.
 
 

August 11, 2019 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Pomak Girl in Native Attire

Pomak Girl in Native Attire
Location: Glogovo, Bulgaria

 

August 5, 2019 at 8:00 am 10 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

Please share a photo of your favorite delicacy by clicking Mr. Linky below. Thank you.

Pogacha
Location: Dupnitsa, Kyustendil, Bulgaria

 

Pogacha

 
Pogacha is a round bread used for special occasions in Bulgaria. It’s offered to guests as a symbol of friendship and hospitality. It’s usually accompanied by salt which used to be worth its weight in gold back in the day.

Our hosts at the Roma quarter in the village of Dupnitsa welcomed us with this traditional treat as soon as we arrived. Roma is the politically correct reference to the gypsies.

Roma Village Roma Village
Roma Village

 
I used to think that Romanis or gypsies are people who wander from place to place with no permanent residence. I was mistaken. Some have chosen to stay foot and become members of a quarter like the one we had visited. A quarter can be compared to a community or barangay in the Philippines.

Roma Kids

 
I saw the children waiting for us when we arrived. They were excited to see us and mobbed our vehicle like we were celebrities. I found out later that the place was rarely visited by outsiders. As I gazed my eyes around, it reminded me of my hometown in the Philippines.

Roma Kids

 
Our guide had advised us not to give the kids candies or souvenirs and that she would take care of it. She said to be careful and be prepared to be stared at when we walked around the neighborhood. She added that some residents might even feel our presence intrusive.

Most certainly, shooting everything on sight with our digital cameras wouldn’t win any favors. After all, they shouldn’t be objects of curiosity. They shouldn’t be treated like specimens to be numbered and catalogued in our photo collections. We must remember that they are humans just like us and very much entitled to their privacy.

Roma Kids

 
If we wanted to take a picture, it was better to ask permission first. If we gave them respect, we’d get it back. Fortunately, we didn’t experience any untoward incident. We found the people friendly and accommodating.

 
 

August 4, 2019 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

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