Espace Ricardo, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada

Espacio Ricardo is a shop on the South Shore of Montreal who introduced us to the universe of Ricardo, the renowned chef followed for several years through its programs on Canadian television and in other countries. If you are a lover of the kitchen you will find everything you need even as Ricardo cookbooks. There are products of known brands and of course accessories of Ricardo collection. Inside Space Ricardo include Mama Choka, a chocolate shop that offers nuts, marshmallows, assorted chocolate bars, etc. To complete the store, there is a café that offers a few simple dishes thought by Ricardo, where you can also buy some products.

Tips

If you want to go to the café in a group, it is appropriate to reserve the places especially if you go at weekends. If you can not visit the place, go and see all products on the Ricardo site and you will be able to buy them online.

310, rue d’Arran, Saint-Lambert
J4R 2T5, Qc, Canada

Papudo, Petorca, Chile

Papudo is a Chilean commune in the province of Petorca, 175 km from Santiago and 98 km north of Valparaiso. Its main town is the resort of the same name, which has 2 beaches for swimming, Big Beach and Little Beach, and other more distant like Lilen, Playillas and Salinas Puyally. There are also several trails for hiking or horseback riding and to observe the flora and fauna, like the French way, the Maqui and the Tigris way. The site offers many activities also that enjoy the beach and sun, you can go hiking, horseback riding, do underwater expeditions, surfing, mountain biking, etc. There is a beautiful pedestrian promenade along the beach called The Terrace from the grotto of the Virgin to Glorias Navales Avenue. Sto see: Recart Chalet, the church of Our Lady of Mercy, the temple of St. Peter the Fisherman, the Pirate Cave, Pullaly Park, among others.

Tips

A nice excursion to do is go around the bay by boat, about 40 minutes that covers places of major tourist attraction, such as Punta Pite and the Island of Wolves, where you can see marine life in all its splendor, with important colonies of Humboldt penguins, cormorants, pelicans, etc. The boats sail from the municipal wharf and tickets can be purchased at the tourist information office at Little Beach and on the pier.
There are two craft fairs where villagers offer their crafts, one located on the promenade of Big Beach and the other on the Arms Suqare.
If you like fish and seafood, Papudo is a good place to eat very fresh one in the various restaurants in the area.
If you’re visiting in February, you will be able to attend the Festival of integration which brings together hundreds of exhibitors from Latin America.

Laos

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia limiting with Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Mountains and plateaus occupy over 70% of the country; forest covers 44% of the country. Laos has opened up in 1986 in the ‘new economic mechanism’ and several countries have started to invest in the country but foreign investments remain modest and are mainly in tourism (hotels, restaurants, services) but it continues to be the one of the poorest countries in the world. The agricultural sector is the most important; we find rice, corn, starch, coffee, peanuts, cotton and tobacco. Its opening to tourism is fairly recent as well (1990). Vientiane, the capital, has many temples to visit and you can do it by renting a motorbike or bicycle; you can also take a stroll along the Mekong. Another way to know the country is on a guided boat tour through the Mekong. You can also enjoy other villages and areas of interest more easily. Another beautiful town to visit is Luang Prabang which was the old royal city; you will find interesting temples.

Tips

The rainy season is from May to September but try to avoid visiting during the months of October and November also because they can be rainy and have tails typhoons.