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 […]

Pravda Vodka Bar, C’est What, & Houston Avenue Bar and Grill – Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s nightlife and drinking culture is very different to Australia’s culture. Firstly, there’s the sport. Huge and numerous television screens adorn most bars in Toronto – even in higher end bars and nightclubs. If you’re not interested in watching the baseball, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, or even soccer, you need to plan where you’re going so […]

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 […]

Lettuce Love Cafe – Burlington, Canada

  Lettuce Love Cafe Burlington Canada When I first moved to Toronto, I did some research on vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in the area. To my surprise, a town 45 minutes out of Toronto called Burlington seemed to be the vegan mecca. For no discernible reason, it was home to several vegan restaurants, cafes, and […]