Rise Above – St. Catharine’s, Canada

  Rise Above St Catharine’s Canada I don’t catch public transit. Anyone who knows me in the real world or reads this blog would be acutely aware of this. I will walk for hours rather than get on a train or bus. It’s not that I’m a (total) weirdo about this and have an unusual […]

Banh Mi Boys – Toronto, Canada

    Vietnamese pork rolls are a thing of legend in Australia. Known as banh mi, these rolls were traditionally available in pan-Asian areas like Chinatown, Ashfield, and Liverpool. The “trendier” foodie areas of Sydney have dug their claws into the craze, with banh mi sightings in Newtown and Marrickville. Banh mi means “bread” in […]

Hurrier – Toronto, Canada

  Since when did bike couriers become attractive? My comment to North Nomad after my first Hurrier experience. I think this company only hires good looking hipster dudes. My comment to North Nomad after my second Hurrier experience. Hurrier delivers anything you want in downtown Toronto. But it seems the start-up’s main focus so far […]

On the road again – Toronto to California to the Rockies

  Our last trip to the States was disastrous. Fun, but still disastrous. My handbag was stolen in Las Vegas. This was not just a mild inconvenience. It’s a huge inconvenience, worry, panic and money-suck when that handbag contains: yours and your husbands passports; your work visa for the country you live in; your house keys […]

P&L Burger, Toronto, Canada

  Most people have fears that are very normal and rational: heights, sharks, spiders, snakes, enclosed spaces, large crowds. Everyone can understand how these things can be frightening. Me, on the other hand… not such normal fears. My primary fears are: clowns, monsters living at the bottom of apartment block rubbish chutes, getting caught in […]

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto, Canada

How can you watch animals in captivity when you’re a vegan/vegetarian/animal-lover? This is a question people like to interrogate me with, on occasion. My response is always the same: modern zoos and aquariums have an important role in wildlife conservation and research. Australia’s Western Plains Zoo out at Dubbo is a good example of this. But […]