Frozen lake and a bison buger

We just got invited to go to clear lake, Manitoba. We were excited to see the northern lights. Which was one of the reasons why we wanted to go to Canada. After about an hour and a half drive, we arrived at Clear lake.
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Clear lake is a very small town with a population a little over 2,000 people. Majority of the people that have property here, tend to come during vacations/summer. The place feels like a great community to raise a family. Never met such wonderful and down to earth people.
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As we drove deeper into this small community, we saw the frozen lake. This was the first time in my life to see a lake completely frozen. Being able to walk on the lake was mindblowing.

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The lake had at least a foot and a half of ice covering it. I jumped a few times to see, if it was real. Luckily, it was.
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One of our friends, who is a local, informed me about quinzees. A quinzee is a shelter made of out snow that is hallowed out. They are actually very warm. They were made from the indigenous people of Manitoba to survive the winters.
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Since coming to clear lake, people kept telling me about this creation called the bison burger. I was really interested by this. The locals kept telling me it was very similar to beef. I had to try it for myself.
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We finally found the place were they serve bison. To my surprise, it really did taste like beef. Bison is actually more healthier than beef. Makes you wonder, why beef is more common than bison. Probably, money is the root. Sadly, we did not see the northen lights as a group. I saw the northern lights at my host’s house, later that night.
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Ethiopia in nowheresville Canada

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My host invited us to eat at an Ethiopian restaurant. I was so excited to try something new. The food looked and smelled amazing. It was an experience, I will never forgot.
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As you first walk in, you can smell the goodness. Ethiopian food was a new category for me. I heard from friends how good it was. I was so excited to try it for myself.
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As a person who loves spicey food, I ordered the hottest thing on the menu. I was warned by the waitresses that this should not be my first Ethiopian dish. They wanted me to build up the tolerance, so I will not get scared of eating Ethiopian food again. Even with all their warnings, I tried it anyways. It was beef covered with Ethiopian spices. The taste was out of this world. Beef was chewy and the spice gave it a wonderful kick to it. I was completely shocked to how good Ethiopian food is.
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I would definitely recommend Ethiopian food, if you are a vegan or into veggies. A lot of the items on the menu were vegan friendly. My teacher tagged along with us becuase of the veggie options. The Ethiopian cuisine is amazing and worth the try.
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Thank you for taking your time for to read this post. Much love!! Next week we will be on a frozen lake! Stay healthy and have a great week!

Capoeira with Canada’s indigenous

Canada is such a beautiful country with many incredible people. Sadly, no country is without social issues. A major social problem we saw in Canada was the many challenges the indigenous people face.
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Many indigenous people live in reserves with self goverments. The others that live outside of the reserves, tend to have harder lives. The I’Ds in Canada mark you as indigenous or not. Also, although Canada is not known for it’s violent crimes; however, there are gangs created by indigenous. Most local gangs in Manitoba were run by indigenous people.

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All of these social issues, was what inspired us to teach capoeira for free to the indigenous people. After a 45 mins drive, we were at wayway. Wayway was a school on an indigenous reserve.
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The reserve and the school was very beautiful. The children were amazing and wonderful. About a hundred kids showed up. Teaching them was an incredible experience. The light in thier eyes, as they picked up some of the move was a great feeling. Some of them may not have a lot positivity in thier life. Hopefully, some will pick up the art and/or maintain a positive lifestyle.
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Thank you all for reading this post. Much love!! Next week we will have a taste of Ethiopia in Canada. Have a great week and stay healthy!! Take care to you all!

A taste of Brazil in a small Canadian city

Finally, the moment and reason for coming to Canada was here. The city of Brandon was going to have more flavor. It was an experience to remember.
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Capoeria is not very known to many people, as other marital arts are. It was our job to show this small city what this art was about. To my surprise, Canadians are very open minded to new cultures. They were willing to learn more about other cultures, at the very least.
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Many people from all over Canada came to vist our event. Very important people came to see us. It was an amazing feeling to be able to open thier horizons.
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I was unofficially in charge of the Brazilian sovenier shop. Since I have a background in sales and bussiness, the job was somewhat forced on me. Even though, playing capoeira was what really excited me. None the less, I sold majority of the items seen on the table. In one day, I made over 330 Canadian dollars. The lowest I made in a day, was 123 dollars.
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The performance was amazing. Many people cheered us on. We played Capoeria and danced Zumba. The energy from the audience was what kept us going. A whole day, from 10 am to 11 pm. We made sure that this little city in Canada knew what Brazilian culture was about.

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Thank you for reading this post. We reached a 1000 likes!! I’m honoured for you all to like my stories. Many thanks!! Next week we will go to experience Ethiopian culture!! Much love and stay healthy!

Nature photo challenge 7: everglades

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This was taken during my trip in Miami. I was waiting for my friends to arrive  and someone talked me into taking a tour through the everglades. Check out the post.

The rule for 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge is simple. Just post your favorite nature photo and nominate another blogger every day, for 7 days. I was nominated by becomingdeutsch.

For my last day of this 7-Day Series, I nominate sriyauttara. Sriyauttara has a cool blog. This blogger has many great photos. Check it out Sriyauttara’s blog.

Nature photo challenge 6: Brooklyn

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This photo was taken in Brooklyn, New York. The beauty of this photo is breathtaking. After a heavy snowstorm, beauty is created.

The rule for 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge is simple. Just post your favorite nature photo and nominate another blogger every day, for 7 days. I was nominated by becomingdeutsch.

For my Day 6 of this 7-Day Series, I nominate nivs24. This blogger has some amazing photos. Stop by her blog when you get the chance.

Nature photo challenge 5: Dubai

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These photos were all taken by my beautiful girlfriend in Dubai. She is amazing and wonderful. On her bussiness trip, she took these photos with me in mind. It’s funny, that the world pictures Dubai as a city in a desert and sand; however, Dubai also has lots of greenery.

The rule for 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge is simple. Just post your favorite nature photo and nominate another blogger every day, for 7 days. I was nominated by becomingdeutsch.

For my Day 5 of this 7-Day Series, I nominate vinneve. This fellow blogger has a wanderlust stronger than me. Stop by her blog.