It’s a Zoo out there!

The Toronto Zoo is home to 5,000 animals representing over 450 species.

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Vancouver – From Sky to SEE

Vancouver is beautiful.  The city core and waterfront has public beaches, parks and the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront  path.  All are widely used by families, cyclists, hikers, etc.  I love that the city amenities appear to be designed for its people, not just tourists (and so it should since it’s the most expensive place to…

What To Do On a Rainy Day in Toronto?

I lived in Toronto for many years, but I have never been to the Toronto Zoo.  During a trip to the city last May, my plans to go to the zoo got derailed by the cold and rain.   What else new-to-me can I explore? Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada had been suggested in the past,…

Canadian Abroad – Travel Tips for Touring Quito, Ecuador

  Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the highest elevated capital city in the world.  The city is also one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. I have been to many UNESCO sites, so it was special to visit Quito.  I am an approved Explorer Quotient Trainer for…

Canadian Abroad – Rule Britannia, Touring England

This was my last morning in Brussels. I lounged at the hotel  rather than last-minute shopping for chocolate.  The train to London departs from the Midi Train Station.  I hailed a small cab waiting outside my hotel.  To the cab driver’s dismay, I was only going to the train station and not the airport.   This cab driver…

Canadian Abroad – Experiences Touring Belgium

If you lived in a country where every second store was a gourmet chocolate shop and you brewed great varieties of beer, wouldn’t you think life was grand?  We all know the properties of dark chocolate; combine that with beer… men and woman should be grinning from ear-to-ear!  May be their lovely disposition is because…

Canadian Abroad – Last Night in Dublin Vacationing in Ireland

The bonus of booking with Rail Tours Ireland, I found tucked in my information package a Hop On – Hop Off bus tour ticket for Dublin.  I had planned on taking this tour, so I was delighted to see the savings in money, and time to find a ticket agent.   When a tour company can…

Canadian Abroad – Tourism Experiences DUBLIN IRELAND

I was fortunate that Hurricane Sandy did not affect flights to the UK. My arrival went without a hitch, until I stood in the immigration line in Ireland. I waited 20 minutes and then it was no problem. Dublin airports have great bus lines to bring people into the city. Mine was longer than anticipated,…