lördag 7 oktober 2017

Home sweet home

I’m home. After the last seminars at the TDWG conference I went on a shopping spree before going back to the hotel and getting ready for the long trip home. Couldn’t leave Ottawa without having bought 
Maple syrup could I! Or gifts to my loved ones (and myself). There’s this great mall at Rideau Street, Rideau centre shopping mall, where you find over 180 stores, including famous brands as Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Victoria Secret, Pink, MAC, Apple store, Sephora, H&M, Zara, Ted Baker, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Disney Store, Ecco, Forever 21, GAP, Foot Locker, Guess, Jack & Jones, Massimo Dutti, Nespresso, Steve Madden, Sport Chek and Starbucks to name a few. If you’re visiting Ottawa and likes shopping you should really go there! I loved it! And they have a food court too so you won’t go hungry if you don’t want to. 

The sun was shining as we left the hotel and I couldn’t help but to feel a bit sad. This has truly been an amazing week. And I absolutely love Ottawa, such a great and beautiful city. I wish I had more time to explore it. 

On our walk from the hotel to the banquet at Canadian history museum on Thursday night. 

(Picture above and below borrowed from Wikipedia)

The dinner was served in the Grand Hall that was spectacular. Absolutely amazing. What a privilege to be attending such a fantastic event in this equally fantastic place.

And we were told this beautiful Indian story about how the sun, moon and star came to be that made me humble to the ways of the world in the old days. So many stories to be told in the different cultures around our globe that can teach us to be better people.

We were among the last ones leaving the festivities and I wish I had had more time to wander through the exhibits at the museum. It was truly spectacular! 

We walked back home to the hotel too, about half an hour by foot and the city was just as pretty at night.

Now I’m back home with my loved ones and how I’ve missed them. ❤️ Tears pouring down my cheeks when mini me threw herself around my neck at the airport. So much love in that moment. As always when being around/with her. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

I’ll try to recap my week tomorrow in preparations for work, but also to remember and acknowledge all the great connections, meetings, insights and experiences I’ve had on this trip.

But for now I’m off to bed. It’s been a very long night/day.

Laters babes!

Over and out 

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