捉住夏天的尾巴,讓我們一起享受太陽與莎莎醬吧! (Sun and Salsa Festival)

今年夏天你參加了哪些有趣的活動? 我記得在台灣,每到夏季我最喜歡往海邊跑。墾丁春吶、貢寮國際海洋音樂祭、福隆沙雕藝術季,都能看得到我的蹤影。

可惜… 亞伯達省不靠海,我沒辦法碰碰海水、吹吹海風。還好,卡加利有許多豐富好玩的節慶活動在這短短的夏季裡展開 (今年夏天就有多達40個活動!!)。讓我能夠天天出去曬太陽,把我健康的膚色補回來 😛

不久前,跟大家介紹過卡加利每年的最大慶典─ 牛仔節 (請點選這兒這兒還有這裡)。今天我來跟大家介紹比較特別的夏季活動─ 太陽與莎莎醬節~ Click to read more!

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Hello Summer! Let’s spice it up with some salsa at the Sun and Salsa Festival

As the deadly winter had finally gone by, I’m glad the summer has arrived!

Unlike the lifeless winter season, Calgary’s summer explodes with festivals and celebrations. Did you know that Calgary has more than 40 festivals this summer? One of the biggest ones is, of course, the Calgary Stampede. Today, I’m going introduce to you the most unique one we went to this year.

The Sun and Salsa Festival is an annual street fair and salsa-tasting contest held in the Kensington neighborhood. Visitors sample through different salsa recipes served by the local businesses and vote for the best.

This is the first time Kev and I attend this festival. We arrived near noon and found the whole streets were already crowded with people.

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Kensington’s Sun and Salsa Festival

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Vancouver Dessert Store: Bella Gelataria

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My friend Pat took us to this is a small gelato store in downtown Vancouver for dessert. It is very famous and has won many awards around the world (as you can see from all the framed articles on the wall).

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The gelato is handmade freshly daily. Only fresh ingredients are used. No pre-packaged frozen ingredients. No artificial stabilizers or additives.

Lavender & earl grey (right) and stracciatella (left) flavor gelato

Lavender & earl grey (right) and stracciatella (left) flavor gelato

I must say this place serves THE BEST gelato. I have never had any gelato that is as fine and smooth as it is. I am amazed by its silky texture. It is not too heavy or creamy. You can never get sick of it from eating too much. There is a variety of flavors to choose from. I love the lavender & earl grey flavor. Stracciatella is slightly sweeter.

Their gelato isn’t cheap but it is worth it. You must try it at least once in a lifetime.

My review: It is the chocolate coated golden apples. So good that it’s mythical.

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