Blogs from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America - page 9


North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto January 20th 2012

Waiting... Just getting everything ready for our departure! The bags are packed, and waiting in the front hall, all our electronics are charged and packed, the lights are on timers, and now I'm waiting. I'll try to post at least every couple of days, but the goal is to post at least one picture and one short paragraph per day for our trip. The first leg of the trip is a 7.5h flight to Paris, France. We're going to hang out there for about 8 hours, then head back to the airport for the flight to Bangkok! Wish us nice weather! cheers, Paul... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto January 15th 2012

Hows it going fellow bloggers? Haven't been on this since my last trip in Ghana. I was dismal at keeping up blog posts. That won't be the case this time! I wanted to let you all know of a new journey I am about to begin - my trip as a Project Manager in Kenya! I get to faciliate the construction process of two health clinics in Rural Kenya and I am uber excited! I had my first training yesterday! Awesome - seems like a great group of people going on board!... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto January 7th 2012

Well, after more than a year of mulling over the idea, I have finally decided to take the plunge and create an on-line travelogue. I am not the most travelled person by any stretch, but I think that makes a travelogue all the more essential - to capture those venturing moments whenever the opportunity arises. As I've said, more than a year has transpired while I've been lackadaisically tossing over the idea of starting a TravelBlog account. It would be a shame to have to omit some of the travels that have occurred over that I am, a bit awkwardly commencing this blog retroactively to cover the travels taken from early 2010 and onward. Hopefully, I will be able to get caught up to stem the backlog as soon as possible.... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto January 7th 2012

Dear All Greetings from… London – not quite as exciting as the places I’ve just come back from (for me at least!), but since I was sightseeing and doing stuff pretty much up to the last minute of this trip, I thought I’d update on the last week of it once I’d flown back. This last week has just been great, superb even. What has made this trip so special and different from most others has been not only the sightseeing and travelling, which is usually on my travel agenda, but the people I have met and who have welcomed me into their homes along the way. Without going too soppy on y’all, it has truly been a trip about love, friendship and family, and I feel honoured to have spent time with such great people ... read more
Da Bruvs in da Hood!
The CN Tower
Ice-Skating in Chicago

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto December 31st 2011

We jetted off out of Australia on Christmas day, and landed in Seoul for a night of rest - it was cold and snowy in Korea! Then off to the airport again on Boxing Day morning, leaving Korea at 10.30am and arriving in Toronto on the same day at 9.30am on Boxing Day - this time difference is weird - we arrived an hour before we left! Exhausted, we make our way to our beautiful Toronto hotel (Hotel Victoria) and try to push on until night-time, but we all finally crash at 3pm. It takes the kids a whole week to get their little body clocks sorted. For a few nights they wake at 2am and want to play, so we stay awake for a few hours then finally go back to sleep until 10am. It's ... read more
Hotel Victoria
Kids shopping in Toronto
Joe at Marche restaurant


North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto December 27th 2011

We made it to the airport! The entire Statham family drove in the slush to get us here. Thanks!... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto December 10th 2011

I'm taking a course Baking Arts at George Brown College and I'm quite enjoying it ... see why ... :)... read more
Fruit flans or tarts
Swiss roll
Schwarzwald Kirschtorte

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto December 7th 2011

The Toronto Christmas Market runs from Dec 2nd to the 18th every year, and is filled with seasonal attractions including live reindeer, troops of singing Christmas carolers, elves making toys and over one hundred vendors and food merchants and mulled wine dispensaries. Santa is here and a tall Christmas tree, there is also a merry-go-round and a Ferris wheel attraction too. But more, the magic happens in the air. There is soft gentle holiday music coming from audio speakers and the sounds and smells of the season echo about the red brick courtyard and Victorian age buildings. Christmas is in the air here. Some backstory on the venue- this historic place has been preserved like a museum and that alone is worthy of a travelblog post. The Christmas Market is now permanently fixed at the url=http://www.thedistillerydistric ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto November 4th 2011

Finally, after feeling a little like chickens with our heads cut off over the past few days, we are nearly prepared and beginning to relax. We'll spare you all the details of what exactly we've packed (mainly because it appears we have squeezed in a little more than planned) but the photo shows what we will be lugging around for the next 3+ months. Hopefully we haven't overburdened ourselves. Thankfully, many items are consumables, which should help to lighten the load along the way. D&D have been good to us over the last week and so we are likely beginning this trip with a few extra pounds that, hopefully, will also be shed along the way. We have been doing our best to appreciate all the comforts, familiarities and luxuries of home, which recently have included ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto November 3rd 2011

We started this blog in order to chronicle our "grand journey" and make it easy for our family and friends to follow what we are up to and where in the world we are. If you are reading this then you likely already know the background - we seized a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that was presented before each of us at the exact same time and at the perfect juncture of our lives... so we made the difficult decision to leave good jobs in search of some incredible experiences. We packed up our belongings and left the place that has been our home for the past 2 years, and are now taking care of last minute details before we venture out to do volunteer work coupled with some ambitious leisure travel. There will be much more ... read more

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