Tag: travel

16th June 2011 Ottawa, Canada

Heading to Canada’s north

I head off on Friday for a week in Canada’s vast Arctic north. With other heads of mission and Canadian officials, we will travel from Iqaluit and Pond Inlet in the east, to Dawson City, Whitehorse and Yellowknife out west, en route back to Ottawa. It’s an adventure on many levels: a chance to learn […]

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19th May 2011

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by Martin Harris

Minister and Deputy Head of Mission to Russia

The Magic of Maramures

There’s a sacred island off the west coast of Scotland called Iona that was once described as a ‘thin place’ –  one where the layer that separates heaven from earth is especially slim. The same can be said of Maramures. There are many things that impressed me about this region of Romania, hidden away in […]

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15th April 2011 New York, USA

Mayor of the Consulate

I wanted to let you know that I am considering changing my title here at the consulate.  Instead of Deputy Consul-General, I hope to soon be known as the “Mayor”.  No I am not declaring my candidacy against the honourable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York.  I am joining the wave of […]

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