During the student break, I visited Almonte, a small town located twenty minutes west of Kanata; however, I must admit, I was somewhat disappointed by it. What initially sparked my interest was the fact that there was a Mexican connection. The town was named after Juan Almonte, a Mexican General who was noted for his bravery in the 1830’s during border wars with the U.S. I happen to have an affinity towards Mexico as I had lived there for two years, so I thought I’d give it a try. I also learned that the true, original Spanish pronunciation of Almonte would have been Almonté, as in OLÉ! OLÉ!
Daytripping for the Cash-Strapped Student
So winter's got you down and you can't afford a holiday to a tropical destination? One way to remedy your blues is to take a day trip outside of Ottawa.