And then we went for Parliament tour, imagin me, being an Indian havent ever been to Indian parliament.....here evrything is commercialised, why dont we do the same in India..but frankly these tours are free and their Library is most amazing and beautiful, but they dont allow to take photographs. Roofs there have the pictures of different things, sometimes countries symbols or agricultural.We were shown house of commons and all that.
We saw Governor house from outside..tours are run for that also.
Rideau Falls is like a mini Niagra and a mall is also named Rideau Centre. Over the river , there is a road, and whenever a boat with a higher clearance crosses that part, the whoe road is shifted and a passage is made for that and till such time, traffic is stopped on both the sides.
On Canada day..we went to downtown and it was a sight to be seen...never before I have seen so many people at one place and most of them in red and white the color of Canadian flag, with tattoes everywhere of either maple leaf or flag.
Then we went to Montreal and I fell in love with this place..this is in Canada, but with totally a french ambiance....first we went to St. Joseph church modelled on Sacrecoeur of Paris, then notre dame(same as in Paris)..St. Catherine is the most popular street here with restaurants from all over the world, we had our Lebanese lunch at Basha..it was good. Harbour place is like downtown brimming with people enjoying cafe's and skectching. Here I saw some very small narrow lanes, bylanes all full of jwellery shops
Out of the three places ..Zurich, Seattle and Ottawa...Zurich is the most beautiful place, but it is very very expensive, one can get a coffee for 1-2 $ max. in Canada and US, but here it costs 5-6$. Canada offers beautiful scenery and good food for us Indians and reasonable merchandise.In Niagra souvenirs were very reasonably priced.US also has everything but differs place to place.