Chilly Willy

Trip Start Aug 22, 2006
Trip End May 13, 2007

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Right! Well... Question: Is it humanly possible for one to get drunk on Coors Light Lager (otherwise known as girls beer) whilst watching The Toronto Maple Leaf's take on the Carolina Hurricanes in the Fox and the Fiddle bar (downtown Toronto)???

Answer: No! However yours truley was willing to find out.

Sadly the Coors was as mamby-pamby on BigJim as white wine spritzer, however the full on Canadian Premium Brew Molsen had me soon rattled... After some quality local pizza and a swift chat with a German called Mikael (at the The Canadiana Backpackers Inn) I was as sober as a judge. And fortunately so, because I wouldn't be able to fill this entry.

Moving on. For a city which is pushing 2.5 million people (and hasn't really anyway of actually proving this statistic), Toronto isn't exactly crowded AND is about as dull as John Howard! Yes its quite simply, quite simple?!

I somehow feel like Christmas is knocking on the door, as the warmest temperature here is about 40 F (and mostly all cities on this trip have hit at lowest 80). So what is actually happening here is my body is expecting some Christmas pressies, and my brain is saying "No Jim, its March - behave! Santa isn't coming!" Its weird...

I've arrived at my penultimate stop of Toronto to catch up on the mystery of Ice Hockey, Niagara Falls, why Canadian girls are SOOOO much less attractive than their American cousins and of course any culture that Toronto has to offer.

My findings however are startling! Because Toronto is geographically and economically the biggest city of the 12 Canadian cities, AND somehow doesn't have much to offer the humble tourist. Sure we can stroll through Kensington Market, the Royal Ontario Museum (currently displaying Peruvian Artifacts of 200AD), High Park, the University and visit the Roy Thomson Hall for Ballet. Great, but what we are after is something where people ARE! Toronto is tiny!! And you can walk, skip and jump down the street without bumping into a single person.

 This city appears like it has plenty to offer for culture and music and sport however it isn't very convincing, because there is no one here to go to these great music halls, or venues!! It begs the question: Why?

So tomorrow I'm touring out of town to Niagara Falls, a Canadian 'ice' wine tasting course (which alone sounds dubious) and the WORLDS biggest whirlpool (sweeeeet). The pictures are going up on thursday and with any luck, I'll have something half decent to show - YAY!

Ladies and Gents,

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