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Toronto: Under Construction

So what’s to do in Toronto? We checked out Tommy Thompson park for views of the Toronto skyline, dominated by the CN tower. Nothing special, but it was an opportunity to get some proper exercise. Then there’s the Harbourfront which is a short walk from the hostel and has small park areas in amongst the […]

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Toronto: It’s like, Totally Awesome

Moving on from Montreal, we travelled to Toronto with VIA Rail. It’s a little costly at $116 each, but lets you travel in relative comfort. You can pre-book your seats and they even provide sockets for your laptop to charge, though you do have to pay for wifi. The wannabe yoga jedi master that was […]

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Montreal: It’s been great knowing you

It’s Saturday morning. I’m sitting on a bench in the shade by the Centre des Sciences de Montreal along the Vieux Port. After packing up my rucksack this morning, I was delighted to find that it feels like it weighs 10kg again when I don’t have all the jet lag adding mystery pounds. We left […]

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Montreal: Mont Royal – My Feet Hurt!

If you’re looking for an active day in Montreal, a top destination is Mont Royal – the ‘mountain’ with a massive park that was designed by the same guy that did Central Park. It was a good distance away from our accommodation, but worth a visit. We went all the way up Olmsted road to […]

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Montreal: Old Montreal – Getting into the Groove

We’re finally at the start of our trip in Montreal. While our budget accommodation is in an area that Lonely Planet describes as ‘slightly seedy’, the location is actually very good, and the room isn’t bad for the price. We were unfortunate enough that our introduction to Montreal City was that of hauling our increasingly […]

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The Journey Begins

It’s the night before we head off on our trip around the world. Bags are finally packed, we’re as ready as we’re going to be for setting off apart from getting a good nights sleep. It’s 1am, I’m barely into bed and a house alarm goes off. It sounds like it’s right outside the window. […]

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All my bags are packed…

All my bags are packed Well, not quite – but the trip is only days away.   It’s time to deplete the fridge and do a final clean of the house.  I’ve had what could very well be my last day in work.  When I’ve stopped being so relieved about that I’ll start getting excited about […]

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