Winter Escapade 6 set Jan. 28 to Feb. 4

By Pia Lee-Brago MANILA–The Philippine embassy in Ottawa officially launched Winter Escapade, now on its sixth season after bringing more than 1,200 visitors to the Philippines since 2014. The embassy launched the premier tour to a crowd of almost 100 Filipinos and Canadians from Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and Gatineau. The tour is led by the 

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Monastery and mountain: the handiworks of man and God.

Montserrat monastery — closer to God

Text and photos by Bruce Gates MONTSERRAT, Spain–The five-minute cable car ride up to the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey atop the mountain is not for nervous types. The car is fully enclosed, but it does sway, so those who suffer from a fear of heights may want to try the train instead. But the 

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