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  • Day1

    Graffiti Alley

    August 17, 2017 in Canada

    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

    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

    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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  • Day9

    Beautiful city!

    September 11, 2015 in Canada

    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

    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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