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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto April 28th 2012

No, the date is not a mistake. It is over a year since I took this epic voyage....and have finally made peace with my computer, hopefully, long enough to document the experience. Many of my photos have ended up on my computer in a non-consecutive order (my computer hates me and mocks me whenever possible) and my notes are often I am unable to label many of the photos. But I am posting them anyway and hopefully with time, and help from friends, will be able to fill in the blanks. The saga I shall try and share with you was a privilege made possible by some very special friends and family members (you know who you are!!!!!) It goes to prove that in life, we don't always get what we deserve, and that is ... read more
Toronto Airport
Hotel Toronto
Hotel Toronto

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

Toronto... ...has put out into the world-domain, sincere invitations For experiences of lifetimes Positive motives, found in Songments’ lyrics But nothing likes the tracks in music of Torontonians... ...Welcome to Toronto, Ontario Bringing back the sugar shack in rhythms You won’t believe your ears From Canada’s most diverse destination One astonishing place awaiting your visitation A triumph in melting-pot ideas-ideals Where beauty captivates all that resides and visit... ...Toronto! The sugar shack of Canada Because with the array of ethnicities Along with each cultural feast comes a unique taste bud differential One of the tastiest, in a non-virtual world Dare to find better... ...nominate yourself to visit It will become one of your favourite places Fill with... ...quite intensive, too long for this Writtenments’ Greater Toronto Area!... read more

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

Hello cyber stalkers! So I´ve never done this whole blogging thing before.. but I figured so many of you have asked for tales of my adventures, that I better put it all in one place for you lovely folk. And, let´s be honest, my memory leaves something to be desired. This will be handy. So tonight I finally arrived in Bogota. It was late by the time I got in, and truth be told I´m so gross from the journey I wouldn´t really want to go out! I´m staying with my friend Ivette here, a Peruvian girl I met two and a half years ago when I was in Peru. So tonight we just chilled and chatted for a few hours, and now that she´s gone to bed here I am sitting at the desk in ... read more

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

Sometimes myself and my friends (who do NOT wish to be included in my travel journalism) will take shopping trips around the city and have fun buying things that we think can sell for more money on eBay. Its a game.The rules are simple. We each have $50 maximum budget and one month to turn a profit. In this time we are expressly forbidden to promote our sales on our own social networks, like for example my travel blog, as the game is not about how many friends you have, but whether or not you can use your knowledge of antiques to pick the best items and turn a profit on your purchases in an online auction websites. Hence you will se no links to my eBay store or any sales here. The key to success ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto March 10th 2012

Travelling from Niagara Falls to Toronto is an easy 1.5 hours along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Gardiner Expressway. Add 15 minutes if crossing from the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. Princess of Wales Theatre plays host to the National Theatre of Great Britain production of "War Horse". At a capacity of 2000 the sight-lines are excellent from every seat in the theatre. David and Ed Mirvish built the theatre in 1993 and showcased Miss Saigon as the first production. This theatre and the other 3 Mirvish owned theatres, along with Winter Garden, Elgin, Toronto Centre for The Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and Four Seasons Centre built in 2006 help make Toronto the largest live theatre centre in North America after New York. If I lived in Toronto I would never want for ... read more

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

Je me suis reveillee a 5h, mais je suis sortie du lit a 8h... pas trop stressee! Cest qu hier, tout etait ferme parce que c etait la Family Day, une journee feriee canadienne et hier cetait en Ontario. Les restos etaient ouverts, mais pas les boutiques regulieres. Donc, je savais que je ne pouvais pas tout faire en une seule journee, surtout que ca ouvre a 11-12h, et que je veux etre au dodo a 20h pour l avion demain! Je suis donc allee au Dundas Square, avant 9h, pour voir Breakfast Television, emission que j ecoute tous les matins! Voir photo. Ensuite, direction St-Lawrence Market. Je savais que c etait ouvert, donc une valeur sure! J y ai achete tout ce qu il me fallait pour me faire a diner : pates+sauce arrabiata, fromage, ... read more
St-Lawenre Market
Radio-Canada Shop

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

Arrivee a Pearson, ca m a pris 1 heure pour reussir a en sortir! C est si grand qu il faut prendre un train dans les airs pour se rendre du terminal 1 a Terminal 3, ou le bus me prend! Arrivee en ville : direction Fresh Restaurant, sur Spadina. J allais a Toronto principalement pour ce resto, voila une bonne chose de faite! Mon veggie burger etait delicieux, avec mon smootie et les frites de patates douces. Miam. En chemin, j ai croise un Kryspy Cream, comment resister? Je suis ensuite passee devant une boulangerie juive ou j ai achete un verre a the en poterie tres jolie. J ai ensuite marche jusqu au Kensington Market, puis au Chinatown. Ca en a pas l air comme cela, mais c etait en fait sur mon chemin ... read more
vue de l auberge
notre chien de garde

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

De winter voelden we al een tijd aankomen. We hadden immers al een hoop sneeuw gehad. Echter toen we in Niagara Falls aankwamen, wat voor Canadese begrippen best zuidelijk ligt. Was het boven de tien graden en superregenachtig. We hadden een motel gevonden dat goedkoper was dan elk hostel wat we tot nu toe hadden gezien in Canada. Het zat alleen wel een eindje lopen van de watervallen af. Tijdens onze wandeling naar de watervallen liepen we langs de rivier. Aan de overkant lagen wederom de Verenigde Staten. De enorme bruggen over de rivier waren dan ook goed beveiligd. Vanuit mijn ooghoek zag ik een grote vogel in een tuin aan de overkant van de weg landen. Ik dacht in eerste instantie aan een raaf, maar toen ik mijn hoofd draaide zag ik dat het een ... read more
Meer Horseshoe Falls bij nacht
Bevers staan op de munt in Canada
De houten ruimte van de A.G.O.

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto February 11th 2012

We had a great night out last night in the city at a hockey game.... read more
cheering home the Marlies
Marlies getting ready for action
game on

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

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