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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto April 14th 2017

I sit in an intimate and elaborately outfitted internet bar/cafe in Pearson Airport with about 1000 others. The din of conversations is punctuated by glasses clinking and cutlery scraping plates. Someone is munching on potato chips neraby enough that the crunch is palpable. While not as packed as it was in December when I was on my way through to Paris, it is busy enough with some groovy alternative tunes, and I am reminded that living in the north means places with almost the population of my town make me feel frazzled and unsettled. Too much noise and much invasion of my space. My lack of sleep over the past two nights is catching up with me. That is actually okay because I need to sleep on the plane. I really, really need to sleep. Looking ... read more
The Happy Travellers

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto March 28th 2017

Geo: 43.6485, -79.385414 hour flight. Arrives 2 hours after departure... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto March 24th 2017

Geo: 43.6485, -79.3854Thursday 24th Back in Toronto and felt a bit warmer. After Montréal, Toronto seems so much more familiar. We're staying at the University Club of Toronto, which is very welcoming and comfortable. We didn't do a lot this afternoon; we walked around, ate cheesecake and rested before dinner. We were a bit tired. Who knew sitting on the train for 5 hours could be soooo tiring.We had Korean food for dinner, at the same place Alan went to last time. It's still here 5 years on, so it must be doing something right. Friday 25thThe weather forecast for today was rain, rain, rain. But luckily we didn't feel a drop. After a wonderful breakfast in the Club we walked up University Avenue to the Legislature of the Province of Ontario, a very imposing edifice ... read more
Back to Toronto
Ontario Legislature  Chamber
Two vases

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

Sent a post earlier today. Presuming "it must be reviewed before posted" I cannot imagine why it has not been posted. 😨... read more

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

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