Blogs from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America - page 11


North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto July 25th 2012

O Sitting here in Toronto airport. massive line-up at the gate. Only an hour late boarding :) oh well, at least I do not have a connection to miss. Let's hope the taxi is there for me.... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto July 21st 2012

Saturday morning, Sinclaire was picked up by Auntie M.E. and Angela to go on an adventure - camping overnight at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. With a truck full of gear, snacks, scooter and two canoes, they were on their way. We got ready to go and watched the penulitmate day of the Tour de France. After getting a ride to airport with Rick, we met Colleen who was picking up Kari who was delayed a day thanks to mechanical problems on two aircraft. In Toronto airport we stopped for dinner before the flight. A Boy Scout troop kept checking out the soccer game on the television in the restaurant. They were obviously from Scotland as their uniforms included kilts. The flight to Charles de Gaulles airport was uneventful. I wanted to take a nap, but the ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto July 14th 2012

On Gerrard Street East between Greenwood and Coxwell there exists an area of Toronto that we affectionately call Little India. Here there are many Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Afghani and Sri Lankan restaurants. There are over 100 South Asian shops in this section of the city. The 'brown folk' manage very successful cafés, DVD rental stores and stylish clothing tailors. Some of the most colourful fabrics and most beautiful dresses in the whole city are displayed on sidewalks in front of these clothing shops. Look here at Chandra. The gold, silver and gems appraisers here are also famous for being trustworthy and generous. Its said they give the best prices this side of url=http://www.vancouvergold... read more
Clothing store owner beside Famous Restaurant
Famous Restuarant exterior
Inside the FAMOUS restaurant

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto July 9th 2012

theccgirl, mr.N and a bunch of other friends suggested that I shoould keep a blog to document the journey itself. Even before the India and Nepal trip, I was thinking about it but the plan was never put into action.. It makes sense in's always the hardest part. Now, during my break back in Toronto, I finally got to put it into something solid :) We'll see how it goes.... read more

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

Peeps... bears are cool. They are intelligent, curious, powerful, smelly and unbelieveably cool. Black bears (ursus Americanus) and brown bears (ursus arctos) are impressive creatures - male grizzlies (as brown bears are known in some places) can grow up to 2m long and 1m to the shoulder, and weigh in at over 200kg, with females between 90 and 120 kg. Black bears are slightly smaller, at 135 kg and 60 kg respectively. Black bears can be red, blonde, grey, blue and white (just to be helpful) and grizzly bears (known for the grey on their fur tips as opposed to a grumpy disposition) can also be not grizzled. So even experts have a tricky time, and for the sake of science, other differences (or not): 1) Grizzlies have the classic teddy bear face with rounder ears ... read more
Beautiful morning at the Great Bear Lodge in BC
Mighty stalker ... hahaha!
Another beautiful day

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto May 25th 2012

It was not an easy thing to pack my luggage under 35 pounds but I did it! A few things had to be left behind but not much can be done about that. In Toronto now waiting for my connecting flight to Amsterdam and then on to Lusaka, Zambia from there. More to follow...... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto May 23rd 2012

Well here goes, my very first blog. Travel has been, and I hope will continue to be a big part of my life, so I figured it was a good idea to keep track of everything going on, so I can remember and draw from my experiences, while sharing them with whoever happens to be interested. I'll be leaving for India in a couple of weeks, for a university exchange in to St. Xavier's College in Mumbai. The program I've been selected to participate in, called the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa (OMG) Program, organized by the Ontario (a Canadian provice), Maharashtra, and Goa (states of India) governments, with help from involved universities, rather than by individual institutions alone (like the exchange I'll be participating in to Chile right after this one). Ontario and Maharashtra especially are important regions of ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto May 16th 2012

Day 7 May 16th Another morning in toronto unfortunately for me I had the big settee the first night here and it was my turn on the little one needless to say I woke up with a very bad back but I wasn't going to complain it was nice of them to offer us to stay anyway! We had made a silly bet last night that when rebecca wakes up early to go to work she would flip a coin and slap Micheal if it was tails or me if heads sometimes I wonder if our intellectual age will ever get above 12 as we would risk a slap to ourselves to laugh at the other one getting slapped, anyway Rebecca couldn't bring herself to do it thankfully someone is sensible. So our second day started ... read more

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

Day 6 - Toronto Due to Rebecca having to work from 4 am it was left to Juliet to entertain us and show us around the city, and she did a good job for the most part. She got us fed, watered and but her combination with rich within the purse and bag shops posed to be less exciting for me as they were both in there element. We proceeded to a large mall which was pretty huge with every type of shop in. Being on a budget and limited baggage space whilst travelling meant we were going to do most shopping towards the end of the holiday. We met up with a very tired Rebecca who still managed to give us a proper tour of the city. (yes, that was a dig at you Juliet ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto May 4th 2012

Got up earlier than needed to and headed off for a walk by myself to Niagara Falls. Walked along the park which is a little above the Falls and then headed down the hill to get closer to the water. Fantastic!Took plenty of photos during the day but when on this walk tried to take a bit of a video for a few seconds to try and capture the noise of the water cascading down...very loud. Back for breakfast and then the tour group went on the Maid in the Mist which is a boat that goes very close to the falls. We had to wear these very glamorous waterproof capes (didn’t seem to get a pic of this though for some reason…lol). I couldn’t believe how close we got to the Falls. Very wet but ... read more
Niagara Falls
Niagara from the Helicopter
Niagara again

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