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Jul 25, 2013 - Week 4!

We left Mississauga last Friday first collecting a different hire car a dodge Journey with a Quebec number plate so have been pretending we are French Canadian! Our first visit was to Kitchener to visit my host father Joe in a retirement home. After a lovely catch up we headed to Stratford and our accomodatiion at The general hospital residence which included breaky and a beautiful pool to swim in ......we went out to visit my last host parents and visited a cosy local restaurant with them just as an electrical storm finally broke the heat...

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Oct 23, 2011 - Ducks and Swans

It was a glorious sunny day so we headed to Stratford, Ontario an the Avon River. We knew there was a walk by the river where we could take a slow walk with Jenny allowing her to stop and rest. She certainly enjoyed the walk and enjoyed watching the numerous swans, ducks and Canadian Geese. With several rests she walked quite a long way for her but you could see on her face she really enjoyed it.

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Sep 1, 2010 - Stratford on Avon, Canada style

It was a beautiful day so we headed out to Stratford, Ontario. Like Stratford upon Avon in England the small town sits on a river aptly named the Avon. When the area was first settled in 1832, the town site and the river were named after Stratford upon Avon in England. The town is now famous for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival which started in 1953. The town has a lovely walk along the river an ideal place to picnic and enjoy the sunshine although Mum and Jenny found it a bit hot. On our way back to Waterloo we stopped at the local...

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Sep 7, 2006 - Niagara Falls to Kitchener Waterloo

Left the KOA behind and travelled to Niagara on the Lake. Very nice area and worth a visit. Did the old town walkabout and stopped at a winery on the way back to the QEW. We made our way to the Green Acre Park in Waterloo. We will be spending a few nights here to see the sights. Very nice park and worth a stay if you are in the area.

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BHIMI Tours

Aug 2, 2006 - St Jacobs and area

While in Toronto, we met up again with a friend we had met on tour in Vietnam - Sarah. She had had some exciting adventures too including Antartica and South America on her travels. It wet our appetites for exploring more someday...great fun to see her again. #2 - Here's a sample of Csaba's cooking - a traditional Hungarian meal - yummy!!! We ventured into the St Jacob's Farmers Market on Saturday and enjoyed sampling the local foods on offer. Beside the outlet store they had a local craft shop where we found the Mennonite ladies making an...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Stratford

Down through Kitchener-Waterloo and over to Stratford for lunch. A city that is recognized for the arts and the Shakespeare festival, we found it to be deserving of the praise. As with many Ontario small cities and towns, lovely tree lined streets and well preserved business and residential buildings make for very attractive surroundings. Enjoyed our lunch and drove through the heart of tobacco country, but I expect that much of this acreage has been converted to other crops over the years. Stopped in Port Dover which has the largest...

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Jun 25, 2006 - home

"It doesn't feel like its been that long, and yet it feels like it's been a lifetime. Time is a strange and slippery substance. It feels like home is in a whole other world, and an entirely different timeline too, like i have been travelling forever, and home is just some strange dream i had. I wonder if it will feel the opposite when i go back." -Lao Tsu, or Kristy Hunter... one of them. It's good to be home... and I'm really missing home as well

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Cognosce te Ipsum

Dec 29, 2005 - setting up travelblog

well, I'm 24, single, unemployed, and for the present moment done university.. what is one to do with one's self? I figured that my best option for waiting out the four months before I know where and if I'm going to grad school is to squander my "safety money" and go galavant around Europe etc. So, here's the plan at the start: Feb 1st. Fly from Toronto into Heathrow Airport in London, find a cozy spot on my Kiwi friends, Kez and Marty's couch (or chesterfield if you're so inclined... a far too underused name). They're a part of the...

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Cognosce te Ipsum

Sep 30, 2005 - Stratford and The Tempest

Well, as we near the end of this journey, I find myself in a free (holy shit, free!) internet cafe provided by the Kiwanis club of Stratford. I couldn't pass up such an opportunity, and the cafe is right beside the toilets, so v. convenient. I think I said I wouldn't complain anymore about being sick, but I can't help myself as noone here to complain to in person. Sucks to be all of you, I guess. I had to go to the bank here in Stratford this morning to fend off angry credit card syndrome, and being a Friday, long lineups ensued, and the...

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Sep 29, 2005 - And, the damn car is purple

I just ate some of the worst french onion soup ever made on the planet earth. I would normally have made mention of the fact that the food sucked to the waitress, but since my tastebuds are in essence completely dead at the moment, it didn't seem fair. Hee! Watching The Apprentice is so much cooler now that I've been in New York. The Festival Inn in Stratford, ON is hard to describe. It's a highway motel that yearns to be something more, if you know what I mean. If you don't, well, I'll try to describe it. Since that's kind of the point....

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Sep 29, 2005 - Flying sick is just not cool

Well, I feel worse and worse with every passing moment. But it is boring to talk about being sick, so I shall stop. Just remember I am sick. Thank-you. I made it through the flight with the lozenges I had on hand. The side-effect of the Cepacol lozenge is that you can't taste anything, but at least you don't want to slit your own throat to stop the sore throat pain. Actually, not true that you can't taste anything, everything just tastes off. Ooh, and something really cool, we flew over Niagra Falls, and the people on the right side of the...

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