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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 14th 2009

3 months in SE Asia, 2 gentleman, 1 adventure, zero itinerary. GAME ON! I'm taking off for a couple of months to backpack southeast Asia with a not-so-old buddy named Mr. Geoffrey "Milk Bag" Brooks (sorry bud... Luke made me do it). Here's a link to his travel blog if you're looking for another play-by-play: www.mytb.org/Brooksie We've only known each other for a couple of years, when Geoff decided to take off on a year-long excursion and mentioned that Southeast Asia would be included as one of his stops, the opportunity for a double-impact adventure sounded too good to be true. After long discussions in the cave at 9 Donlea (sorry Andy I had to mention it) the plan was set to meet up for a leg of his trip starting in Bangkok sometime in September. ... read more
Dance-off at the Davis res
Ridin' the TTC
Camping in Sandbanks '08

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 11th 2009

Quite often people simply book with tour companies to take the hassle out of doing the work of researching and booking themselves. And they are right. Doing your own research and bookings is a lot of work, but it is half the fun of going on the trip. No longer are you simply waiting for your departure day, there is contently something that needs to be done. By doing everything yourself, not only are you saving a ton of money, you are one hundred percent involved in your trip, and you will know almost exactly what to expect when you get there. I'm here to explain my experience of planning a trip to the Middle East with my family. Of which all four of us had very different ideas of how they wanted the holiday to ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 8th 2009

Nu nærmer skolestarten sig, så vi kan snart ikke længere blot gå rundt som turister på ferie. Den 14. september starter mine fag, og jeg glæder mig faktisk rigtig meget til at komme ordentligt i gang! Det bliver rart at komme ind i en hverdagsrytme og spændende at se, hvordan undervisningen kommer til at forløbe. Jeg skal følge fire kurser, der hver har én forelæsning på 3 timer om ugen. Det lyder umiddelbart ikke så slemt, men jeg er jo kun vant til at have to fag pr. semester fra cand.merc.(kom), så der skal nok blive noget at se til. Og så er det jo faktisk sådan med undervisningen herovre, at 20-25% af ens karakter afhænger af ens deltagelse i timerne! Så det er meget anderledes end på CBS. Sidste uge flyttede vi ind på vores ... read more
Tucker Max og Jesse Bradford
Indgang til The Ex
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 7th 2009

GREETINGS FROM CANADA - last country, phew! Arrived in Vancouver on 20 August and explored the city and British Columbia with the rellies for a few days. Had ANOTHER birthday on the road. Excellent 10 day trip with Moose, an adventure travel company. Visited and hiked in Whistler, Shushwap Lake, Banff and Jasper. Then took the Canadian train for 3 days and 3 nights across Alberta (mountains), Saskatchewan (prairies), Manitoba (trees, trees and trees) and Ontario (trees, trees and lakes). Currently in Toronto. Visited Niagara Falls and did the Maid on the Mist trip - AWESOME. Also did some icewine tasting in Niagara :) About to head up the CN Tower for lunch in the posh 360 Restaurant...dress code is smart casual...here's hoping they let in a scruffy backpacking Scots lassie who's been on the road ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 5th 2009

A week in Toronto ... a prelude to the BIG trip... testing the day pack, the mini notebook and the leg muscles. Have come to Toronto : to visit the dentist; to buy a headlamp and cover for my parachute material backpack to Mountain Co-op; to shop at Tilly's Endurables for $18 fast dry underwear; to check out the ROM; to bring freshly picked blueberries from up north; to get a haircut; to renew my library card; to put my diamonds into the safety deposit box; to visit because once I am in the sky on Oct 6 I will be on my way ... no stopping of for coffee; to attend the 12th birthday of my godson ... just recently he was a small tyke ready for any adventure without the benefit of IPOD, WII, ... read more
Farmers' Market
Weathered and Familiar
New Dinosaur Exhibit

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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 4th 2009

For more of my photos, or to buy my book, please visit www.nickkembel.com This summer, for the first time in my life, I felt like a tourist in my own country. I don't know if it was simply due to being away for so long, or the fact that being away for that long made me appreciate the beauty and diversity of my own country in a way that I never had before. Either way, the summer flew by, and I can't believe how much fun and exploration I squeezed into those 7 short weeks. Only days after arriving home, I did a roadtrip with Leanne and friends to South Country Fair near Fort McLeod, Southern Alberta. All my life I have complained about the prairies, but now after having lived in Taiwan, one of ... read more
Tour Boat below Niagara Falls
Peace, Kensington Market, Toronto
Crescent Falls, Nordegg Region, Alberta

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 1st 2009

Saturday, Reza, Katie, and Tara took me the small village of Unionville, Northeast of Toronto...Beautiful and quaint...We visited a candy store...I got myself a tube of Funnyface sugary powder...Anyone from Iran remember???... read more
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 31st 2009

Nu er det allerede en uge siden, jeg og de andre danskere kom til Toronto. Vi har oplevet en masse på den tid, så det føles som om, vi har været herovre meget længere tid. Siden jeg skrev sidst, har vi selvfølgelig set meget mere af byen. Vi har efterhånden været i næsten alle bydele, bl.a. Harbourfront ved vandet, Kensington Market (Torontos svar på Christiania!), Koreatown, Little Italy, Chinatown, St. Lawrence Market, Bloor Street, The Annex, Financial District og Downtown. Det er lidt fascinerende, at man på en gåtur kan komme gennem så forskellige områder, at man kan blive i tvivl om, hvilket land, man egentlig er i. Toronto er på alle måder en metropol, og det er charmen ved byen, men det kan også virke helt overvældende. Det har været spændende at lære byen mere ... read more
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 31st 2009

Spent all day Wednesday in Toronto...Checked out the different neighborhoods and buildings...From Lakeshore Drive, where Cyrus's condo is, to the Bay street financial district, to the Yorkville neighborhood...Visited the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) addition (by Daniel Liebskind)...I better not get too much into it...In short I do not like it...I prefer the old building...I find the addition very obtrusive...The St. Lawrence Market is very very charming...Downtown Toronto is beautiful, clean, and orderly...Quite pleasing to the Architect's eye...You can get a better view of Toronto skyline from Toronto Island (I have not included any images from the island)...The GO train back to Mississauga is very comfortable...Goes through nice landscapes...Had a great nap :-)!!!... read more
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VIEW OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO
TD CENTER BY MIES VAN DE ROHE

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 28th 2009

Well everything in Toronto has been marvelous. I have had such a good time and been treated so well by my family here. I am a little nervous for my trip but I have been swamped in reassuring smiles for 2 weeks and they have helped immensely. I have had a great time here in Toronto and had many great experiences. I've eaten so well and met many wonderful people. the weather has been great and it's warm and wonderful. I got to play jazz piano in Grossman's a few nights ago and that was so thrilling and such a good experience. I hope to come back to Toronto in my travels again. I guess i'll see what's happening next week when I'm in Vancouver. ... read more




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