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  • Day4

    Toronto 6.-10.2.

    February 9 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    Wie ich merke ist es hier (gerade?) nichts für mich. Toronto ist sicher ganz schön. Aber ich kann mich nicht auf die Stadt einlassen. Ist auch nicht sooooo einfach bei gefühlten -19°C. Es hat zwar nur -9°, aber durch den "strong and gusty wind", der hier mit 80 km/h durch die Stadt wütet fühlt es sich 10° kälter an. Wenigstens kommt ab und an die Sonne durch, die die Stadt etwas freundlicher erscheinen lässt als tags zuvor mit dem Nebel.

    Ich nutze meinen 2. Tag in Toronto, um mir das Eaton Center anzusehen und den Icebreakerladen aufzusuchen. Was ich in der Mall will weiß ich selbst nicht. Sie ist riesig und schön und es hat in jedem Laden 3x so viele Verkäufer wie Kunden. Ich laufe noch zur Younge-Dundas Kreuzung, an der es von Lichtern nur so wimmelt und vorbei an zahlreichen schönen alten Gebäuden zwischen riesigen Wolkenkratzern. Es erinnert mich hier sehr an New York.

    Als ich dann den Icebreaker-Laden betrete komme ich mir etwas blöd vor. Außer meinen Schuhen - natürlich Leguanos - trage ich ausnahmslos Icebreaker. Sogar Mütze und Handschuhe! Zumindest kann ich bestätigen, dass die Sachen warm genug sind. -19° - kein Problem, auch nicht für die Leguanos, wenn man dazu Merino-Socken trägt (ich muss aufhören mit der unbezahlten Schleichwerbung ;-) ).

    Was mich überrascht hat: statt Tauben sitzen hier Adler auf den Balkonen :-D (Mein Freund meinte aber, das wäre nicht der Normalfall)
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  • Day1

    Graffiti Alley

    August 17, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 68 °F

    Amanda and I spent the afternoon exploring Toronto with my friend Tamzin from college. Of note was Karelia Kitchen, a Scandinavian restaurant where we had lunch. On our way to Old Toronto we also explored Graffiti Alley, which was very interesting and beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Toronto, and I imagine you would see vastly different art from week to week. Included are a few pictures from our afternoon.Read more

  • Day9

    reflections on a cool town

    August 28, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    Been a very short stop off here in Toronto but totally worth it, great views, good food, plenty of beer and very cool people.

    Highlight has to be ; Random bar conversations leading to better place to watch the baseball in the stadium leading to random bar queue chat, leading to roof parties and another bar and even more awesome people...

    Can't say I've been much of a "tourist" here but Google tells me I've walked about 20 miles since Thursday, seen a decent chunk of the downtown and China town areas, eaten some decent food, drank a ton of beer, watched the titans win and met some cool people...I'm ok with that

    Tomorrow I get out on the road and drive down to the falls before going to see my mum's friends in Elmira
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  • Day6

    Welcome to Toronto

    August 25, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    Leaving st John's at 4.30am I arrived in Toronto bleary eyed and confused... It was easy enough to navigate the airport and find myself a train into town and after upwards of 30 seconds of Google maps I thought it would be no bother to walk to the place I'm staying... Big regrets there, 30/40 mins walking with a giant pack on my back and bag on my front in mid twenties heat... To say I was a sweaty mess when I arrived is like saying Hitler was a bit of a naughty boy...

    After I eventually found the place, which looks like a crack den from outside and not much better in the buildings shared hallway I was let in by the owner, what a beautifully decorated clean place, most bizarre thing ever, I was having a freak out and trying to remember the nearest ok looking hotel until I walked through the front door.

    After eventually cooling down I was going to do one of two things, pass out and sleep... I had a vague notion it was about 10am local but that was about an hour and a half behind where I started and God knows compared to London... Or shower up, make a plan and grab a red bull... I strapped on my big boy pants and made a plan and my God an i glad I did.

    I decided to splurge a little and book a table at the 360 restaurant at the top of the cn tower, expensive, yes, 20 min walk back in the direction I just came...obviously, worth it? Totally (see pictures for proof)

    I've made it back to the flat now and am pretty sure I'm just gonna fall asleep watching family guy...but then I've got a few more days here and best part of a week left in Canada...night night
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  • Day7

    Toronto, Canada

    March 5 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 14 °F

    Roulette’s zealous magnetism to gamblers lies in the payment it offers. The opportunity of winning equal to 35 times your initial bet definitely generates adequate exhilaration to tempt players to the tables. And contrasting other games at the casinos, the odds of roulette are much easier to estimate. The house edge is at 5.26% for the American roulette, and the European edition is at 2.7%. In European roulette, the competition pays out the equivalent as its American cousin, but it proffers enhanced odds of winning as it has one fewer zero pocket in the wheel.

    European roulette game pays out identically as American roulette, but it offers healthier odds of success as it has one fewer zero pocket in the wheel. The probability of winning from any given pocket is simply the unit fraction of the total number of pockets in the roulette wheel, which in an American roulette are thirty-eight. Therefore the probability of winning from a cluster of pockets is the total number of pockets in your cluster by thirty-eight. The disbursement for laying a bet on a solitary numeral is 35 to 1. To be entirely sincere, you would have to rotate the wheel at least 38 times to make sure that you get a triumph. Frankly, the roulette is usually the worst possible bet in a casino.

    You would find even superior odds of winning if the soccer betting reviews you’re gambling in provides a regulation known as the en prison bet. This regulation diminishes the house edge to 1.35%, which is incredibly satisfactory indeed. This regulation merely pertains to even money bets, though. For instance, if you’ve got a bet on black then if the ball settles on a zero hole, your stake does not win or lose, but is imprisoned for one more spin. If the ball settles on black for the subsequent twirl, you receive your initial wager. If it settles on red, you are beaten.
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  • Day9

    Beautiful city!

    September 11, 2015 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 70 °F

    We arrived at the hostel, it was still very early so we put my case in the storage room and headed out to walk around Toronto. Everybody seemed really friendly when asking directions etc.

    We headed to China town to but Nat a new suitcase so she can ditch her other when it arrives. We found cases which were far cheaper than the ones in DC. We got ourselves a cheeky McDonald's before heading back to the hostel to check in. The hostel is very big but has tea and coffee facilities which is nice, I was also able to do my laundry :-)

    We got changed and headed out later in the hope to see some celebrity's at the film festival between having a few cocktails and some tea! Matt Damon was here which we caught a glimpse of but not for long due to the crowds! Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are here too!

    When we arrived back at the hostel... Nats bag had arrived! Yey!!
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  • Day34

    Aquarium & Bar Hop

    August 28, 2016 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    A lazy morning this morning, with the luxury of a mattress (of sorts) in the tent cabin. We had a hearty breakfast of a CLIF bar each which is my favourite find of the holiday. It also became apparent that the sun had been strong on our last day of paddling, with Ben wearing knee high sunburn socks and v-neck! We said goodbye to Algonquin Outfitters and to our guide Vanessa with a chuckle - being British on immediate arrival at our first campsite I had offered her a brew, which she politely declined having to canoe back solo...divided by a common language as while I was offering tea she thought I was offering beer!

    Taxi back to Huntsville for more triple fudge brownie at the Whimsical Bakery before the bus to Toronto. The rather flustered driver was sure we'd be at least an hour delayed before we started due to 'cottage traffic' (those returning from their country retreats for the weekend to Toronto) and an earlier accident. It was more like 90 minutes in the end.

    This precipitated a brisk walk from the bus station back to the RCMI, quick change and straight back out for date night at Ripleys Aquarium - entrance, food , guidebook, photo and giftshop voucher for one price. While it was still full of children and still quite busy, it was nonetheless a fun night out. Lots of jellies and sharks and the chance to 'stroke' a horseshoe crab. It was rather overaweing in terms of the Americanised atmosphere which was a shame. The gift shop voucher was put to good use, with a cuddly turtle for me and a vicious cuddly camoflaged shark for Ben...

    We called in at Bar Hop on the way home, a grand microbrewery with a great rooftop patio. While Ben tried the home brew, I enjoyed some farmhouse cider and we both took advantage of Sunday's buck-a-shuck to try oysters for the first time.

    The kind people at the RCMI are letting us check out at 1pm tomorrow - a long lie-in in a real bed for the first time in over a week!
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