Blogs from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America - page 13


North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 6th 2013

Rain fell heavily all during the night and was still heavy in the morning. Glad we chose to visit the falls last night as there would be no chance of seeing much today. Drove the short distance to the international border - no line up - everyone must have been sleeping in on this wet day. It is certainly a lot easier to enter Canada than USA...very few questions asked before we were on our way - but first you have to pay a toll $6.50 for an RV. Along the highway there were lots of wineries lining both sides of the roads. In New York State there was also a significant number of wineries as well - must be the ideal temperature to grow grapes. Stopped by at the Ontario welcome centre - the lady ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 1st 2013

Hej alle! Her er klokken rigtig tidlig onsdag morgen, og jeg sidder med en kop kaffe, og har det rigtig rart. Jeg har sovet 11 timer i nat, og har så været vågen siden 4.30 i morges. På den måde får man en masse ud af dagen! Jeg er smart på den måde. Jeg kom til Toronto mandag aften, og så ikke andet end deres subway system, og en øl, det var rart. Jeg bor på et hostel i Downtown Toronto, hvor der hele tiden er mennesker, og folk er rigtig flinke. Jeg har snakket med en masse forskellige mennesker, da det virker rigtig nemt at opsøge folk. I går havde jeg en hel dag hvor jeg gik rundt og så en masse ting. Toronto er en stooor stor by, men ikke større end man kan ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 24th 2013

I woke up at 5:30AM local time and 12:30AM EST to begin my journey. Train ride to Glasgow followed by taxi to the airport and a flight from Philadelphia. Flight was ok and the meal was tasty for airline food. After landing in Philadelphia we had an hour wait to go through security but the TSA worker tried to keep everyone's spirits up reminding us we were in the city of Brotherly love. Some people commented we were not feeling the love with all the searches going on. Everyone had a good laugh about that. I had 6 hour layover in Philadelphia and I debated heading into the city for some cheese steaks but I was advised against it by the airport information desk so I had settle on a disappointing and a very expensive cheese ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 18th 2013

This day was a late start as a result of the day before - we didn't realise we were exhausted. We bought tickets for the Hop on Hop Off bus to see the sites of Toronto we stopped at the TCN tower which was the tallest tower until the big one was built in Dubai. We went up in the elevator which took 58 seconds to get to the top - you wouldn't want to be scared of heights and the lift was on the side and you could see how fast you were going up while trying to look at the scenery below and beyond. Once at the top you can see why Toronto is called the city of condominiums - huge towers everywhere and a lot more being built. Drinks were had at the ... read more
Baseball game
Boat cruise

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 18th 2013

Here we are at the Marriott Courtyard in Toronto. I am working out in the gym bright and early - about 5.30am while John is putting this together on my iPad and slowly, very slowly, waking on a walker. Breakfast at Cora's - franchise with great food - interesting breakfast - fruit, eggs and bacon - all on the same plate but somehow it doesn't seem wrong. They do, however, butter your bread before it's served to you. Lovely, friendly people and found out it's in Montreal and franchised throughout Canada which is good news. We had booked a full day excursion to Niagara Falls - which started off at 9.30am as we were picked up along the way to other pick ups at hotels in the inner city area. It was an introduction to this ... read more
Niagara Falls

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 3rd 2013

The Big Apple & Maple Leaf Escapade From 26th July – 12th August 2013 Within a short stint of 365 days, I was back to the North America for thTe second time. This time covering the Eastern parts of USA and Canada. The whole idea came about some time in February this year after meeting my 2 best friends William and Peter in Penang for a CNY reunion. Peter has been indefatigably coercing both William and I to join his planned tour of Greece in September but I tactfully turned down his kind invitation as seeing Canada was my priority at that juncture. Eventually William took side of my “Big Apple and Maple Leaf” sojourn. Cosmos does offer a very comprehensive package ground tour of my choice seeing 10 cities in 14 days. However, the tricky ... read more
New York Times Square
New York Broadway

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 31st 2013

Hello ladies and gents. So the time we've all been waiting for is nearly upon us. It's just a few hours until I move to Edinburgh. In a remarkable turn of events, I'm almost completely packed! Leaving out the fact that I am currently in the terminal, waiting to board, I think this is a remarkable feat. Currently, there is twenty minutes until boarding and Mum is out grabbing one more converter and when she arrives back, I will officially be completely ready for my move. And here she is. She has such lovely timing. Anyway, it has been a very emotional day for me. Sort of. There has been a large wealth of emotion and a portion of that was felt by me. I was woken up bright and early by my mother who took ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 30th 2013

August 29, 2013 Slept in a bit, had breakfast at the Coachhouse Inn in Tobermory, then it was off to see more of "The Bruce." I'm realizing that in this part of the world, and probably for a good portion of the rest of this trip, that when people say "great scenery" they are referring to water, trees, and a lighthouse or two. But it was pretty good scenery taking Dyers Road to the Cabot Head lightstation. We followed the Lonely Planet's suggestion to avoid the poison oak on the side of the road and took a short walk at Cabot Head instead. Then it was time to get out of the boonies and travel on to Canada's largest city. Our impressions of Toronto: big (6 million people), full of construction (must do it all in ... read more
Georgian Bay of Lake Huron
Cabot Head Lightstation
Toronto Music Garden

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 16th 2013

We have just completed five days visiting some of the most scenic( and expensive) places in Canada- Lake Louise- what a view of a lake and glacier from our bed room window-, Jasper, Banff and the Sulphur Mountain gondola and Calgary with its sky walks which are land bridges that link buildings that mean that people do not have to venture our when it gets cold ( up to -40/50 F) in the winter and an indoor tropical garden on level 4 of one of its bigger shopping areas . All very scenic, particularly the Lake Louise and the Columbia snow fields but I am pleased to move on a move to the next stage of our holiday which is 10 days driving around eastern Canada- Toronto,Ottawa,Montreal and Quebec. Since I lasted updated you I have ... read more
Happy girls
Lake Lousie , Fairmount
only 13,312 kms away

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 6th 2013

Hey All, Monica and I have hit the airport in Toronto, and waiting for the flight to Istanbul... We r leaving in another 3.5 hours and then it's nap time, but for now we r planning our first Hostel stay and first few sights. For those back home that are reading, let me gather a million photos so we have more to share on the next entry. Hope everything is good back home and wish us luck crossing the Atlantic.... read more

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