On this day: Nuit Blanche, Toronto

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On October 4, 2015, I was waking up after a night at Nuit Blanche, Toronto. Nuit Blanche is an annual arts festival that takes place in many cities around the world at various times of the year.…

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Photo Friday: The Crystal at Royal Ontario Museum

Today’s edition of Photo Friday comes to you from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was constructed in 2007, as a multi-million dollar expansion to the Royal Ontario Museum located in downtown Toronto. The structure employs a Deconstructivist crystalline form, made of 25% glass and 75% aluminum sitting atop a…

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Photo essay: Summer in the city

It’s August 31st and the end of summer is upon us. Here’s a recap of our prolonged staycation in Toronto this season.

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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Friday flowers at Toronto Music Garden

Besides the Toronto Islands, which I wrote about last week, another great spot to explore some green space within the city’s concrete jungle is the Toronto Music Garden. Fronting on the inner harbour area, the park’s layout is based on Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Each dance movement within the suite corresponds to a…

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On this day: Cadaqués, Spain

See more from my new On This Day series here, inspired by Andrew at Have Bag, Will Travel. While travel is on hold, I am looking back at travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 23, 2015, I was in Cadaqués, Spain. After a short stop in Figueres, we moved onto Cadaqués, an adjacent…

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On this day: Figueres, Spain

Many thanks to Andrew over at Have Bag, Will Travel for this great idea for a post. He has been writing a series entitled ‘On This Day’ where he recaps past travel memories on their anniversaries and I noticed that I, too, am due to celebrate a trip anniversary today. On July 22, 2015, I…

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Exploring my backyard: Toronto, Canada

Other than a short trip to San Francisco coming up next month, I am wrapping up my travel plans for 2019 and will be living the homebody life until the new year. In the few months that I’ve been writing this travel blog, I have yet to highlight my hometown of Toronto! As the largest…

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24 hours in Lima

The format of this post is inspired by one of my favourite New York Times travel series, 36 Hours. We spent one full day in Lima to cap off our trip to Peru. After nearly two weeks of early mornings and bodily strain sustained in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, on the Inca Trail, and in…

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