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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto March 17th 2017

Do not understand where my previous entry went. Part of it appears here, not all. I hate technology. It's over come us. It's eaten us and spit us out and we don't even realize it.. What did you miss? 12 hours killing time in Toronto Pearson. Constantly impressed by niceness of Canadians. Read in my book about the Silk Road. Had a Godfather with Dewars to destress. Was told that my 8 hour flight to Lima would not provid eme with a meal. The agent at the Air Canada desk said that could not be. It is illegal to imprison people in the air without food. All I had was Vietnmese chicken broth, and although it was excellent Vietnamese chicken broth, it will not sustain me for the next 9 hours. Dealing with nonfunctioning tech is ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto March 17th 2017

Geo: 43.7001, -79.4163It's been five years since Hamish's last North American conference was held in Toronto, and Alan is joining him for a few days of holiday.After a pleasant flight of under 8 hours, Alan arrived in a rather cold but bright Toronto. Cold as in 2°C. Since our last visit Toronto has built a rail link from the airport to Downtown and the transfer was easy, albeit took a bit of time.18th March: Woke up quite early because of the jet-lag. Put it this way, I heard the City Hall clock chimed 4! We had Canadian breakfast at Tim Hortons - grilled bagel with bacon and egg, hash brown and coffee. We like to eat local as you know. Hamish just had a bagel with cream cheese. It did the job of filling our bellies. ... read more
Afternoon tea at 38000 ft.
St Lawrence Market
Wintry weather

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto March 7th 2017

Geo: 43.6667, -79.4167Flying out at 10am on a 15 hour direct flight to Hong Kong.... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto February 13th 2017

Geo: 43.6485, -79.3854Our departure city is Toronto. We left around 11 am. The roads were dry and good. We went through customs in Sarnia with no delays. We arrived in Toronto at 2:30 and checked into the Comfort Inn. After resting for a bit we headed to downtown Toronto for some dinner. We were lucky to be able to locate a neighborhood Polish restaurant called Kovalsky''s. It was a great choice. The food was delicious! Later this evening we will be catching a shuttle from our hotel to the airport. Our direct flight to Hong Kong departs at 1:20 am.... read more
Dinner at Kovalsky

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 20th 2016

Looking forward to our Saturday departure. Let the Nordic Adventure in Aging begin! Hope you are all well rested and as excited as I am Laura... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 20th 2016

I woke up in the morning to the strong smell of weed, this was something I thought that I could smell throughout the night as well. Alex told me that he and Grant had purchased some the previous evening and that I should go and deliver this to him. I went up to Grant's room and he wanted nothing to do with it and tried to flush it down the toilet however, on the first attempt it came straight back up and he had to cover it in toilet paper for it to go down! It also turned out that Grant had paid another $15 to an uber taxi which had already been paid for, the taxi driver probably couldn't believe his luck! No-one really had much nice things to say about the club that they ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 19th 2016

It was quite an early start as we need to be at CN tower by 11 and it was another lengthy walk to get there, it was not a trip with public transport use it would appear! I must admit that I was quite nervous about doing the edgewalk now that the day had finally come; before that I had watched the videos and though it would be a breeze. I think everyone else was feeling the same way as well. On arrival the people running the edgewalk were great and helped everyone to feel a bit more at ease and nobody failed the breathalyzer test either! The guide who would be leading the walk was also great and he clearly loved his job and after doing it who wouldn't. The view of Toronto and the ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 11th 2016

A la recherche d'un autre moyen de transport que le bus, nous tentons notre chance sur Amigo Express, un site de covoiturage canadien. Nous faisons la connaissance de Jérémi avec qui nous faisons la route vers Toronto en mini-van un peu rouillé, spacieux et très confortable. Au fil des conversations avec Jérémi, nous nous apercevons très vite que nous sommes dans le même état d'esprit de voyage. Jérémi fait une pause dans ses études d'ingénieur pour un road-trip de 3 mois à travers le continent nord-américain et Amérique centrale. Personne n'a d'impératif, on décide de prendre notre temps et de faire une pause à Kingston. Petite ville balnéaire plutôt appréciée des retraités, des étudiants et surtout des écureuils (comme partout au Canada semblerait-il) ! On reprend la route et c'est naturellement que nous commençons à programmer ... read more
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 7th 2016

Geo: 43.7336, -79.3651Had a drive around Toronto's swanky suburbs this morning. The Bridal Path area with dozens of mansions on 1-2 acre lots was most impressive. Lunch with Eddie and a quick look around the city hall area, and then home for admin and cleanup.Damn, didn't make time for the CN Tower! We fly out early tomorrow for Boston.... read more
The "Suits" building
New City Hall

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto October 6th 2016

Geo: 43.775, -79.4119Again a relaxed start to the day and we walked from our hotel to Goat Island to view the falls from the American side.Then we drove across the northern Lewiston Bridge back into Canada and had a very pleasant drive around the smaller roads in the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country. It was a warm and sunny day, lovely.... read more
Upstream Rapids
Terrapin Point
American Falls

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