Algonquin Provincial Park

A Canadian Survival Story: Man vs. Algonquin

Dear Husband was shipped off to a far and distant land for a two-week long business trip, I decided instead of hibernating with the cat, all the chocolate I could lay my hands and wallowing the time away in loneliness and solitude. I would hit the road with a few friends to Algonquin Provincial Park, on a mini adventure in search of moose.

The easy three and a half hour drive north from Toronto to Algonquin whisked by in a haze of green fields, coffee and pastry pit stops. On arrival, after sufficiently “carbo-loading” on a variety of brownies, cookies and Tim Bits it was decided, on advice from a park ranger, we should embark on the Mizzy Lake trail. As this would be our best chance to spot a moose.


Toronto City Guide

Toronto City Guide

A comprehensive Toronto city guide to ensure you get a true taste of the city. After living in Toronto for well over a year I have experienced the city as a tourist and as a local, I have eaten at most of the hotspots, found those hidden gems, got lost, found my way again and visited all the major attractions. I can honestly share with you, my opinion on what are the absolute must see and do’s, what’s worth the time and money and what you can choose to skip.


places to eat in toronto

My 5 Favourite Places to Eat in Toronto

Looking for a place to eat in Toronto one is spoilt for choice. A city known for its culinary diversity delivers an overwhelming amount of options and an abundance of restaurants, eateries, cafes, food trucks, take-out joints and bars. So on those days where the thought of standing by the stove and cooking is beyond me and on a whim, we decide to eat out these are our go to places in downtown Toronto.

Our favourite places to eat in Toronto, are not necessarily the most coveted, the cheapest or the top 10 places to eat in Toronto of all time. But they never let us down, serving up consistently delicious dishes with great service. You may note that there is a heavy Italian and Mexican flavour to our favourites. That’s partly because these are our go to cuisines and partially because I’m a fussy vegetarian that hates vegetables, and these cuisines (and restaurants) cater to my picky palette perfectly.


Toronto Transit_TTC Streetcar

How to get around using Toronto Transit

Visiting Toronto and wondering how exactly to get around? What is TTC? How do I use Toronto Transit? How do I pay? Where do I pay? What are the rates? Does Toronto have Uber?

Well, as a child of Africa where there is no semblance of public transport, arriving in Toronto had me feeling pretty overwhelmed by the prospect of getting on board this modern fangled world of public transit. From taking my very first solo adventure on the TTC I have come a long way. Here is my complete beginner’s guide on how to use the Toronto Transit network (TTC) and get how to get around Toronto. (more…)

Blue Mountain ski resort

Can I have S’more Blue Mountain

With the start of winter in Canada and 2016 rapidly coming to a close we had one last thing to tick off our 2016 bucket list – attempt to ski! We decided this would be best done at Blue Mountain, a snowball’s throw away from downtown Toronto. A low-key ski resort just outside the city that has become the place for an Ontario winter weekend getaway, to get in a few runs without having to fork out for flights or take lengthy shuttles high into the mountains.