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Frozen Niagara Falls is Breathtakingly Stunning

It’s been a month since polar vortex hit North America. It’s still freezing and the temperature is far from leaving sub zero. Snow is still everywhere and no sign of melting yet, though we’ve seen blue skies in the past few days. Yesterday, someone picked me up at home impromptu,

Toronto Naked Santas in Speedos Brave Blizzard

Ok, they are not totally naked but almost. Adorned with a red hat, a flimsy, red speedo, antlers and some shiny beads, Toronto’s naked Santas brave blizzard, running around a 3-km block in Yorkville Village. They ignore the freezing temperature—in the name of charity. Since 2005, they run to raise money

Toronto Zombie Walk 2013

Despite the rain, the zombies rose up from their grave to celebrate the day when they become the living dead. For a day. And in Toronto, hundreds of zombies took time to march on the street, amusing and scaring the hell out of people. Toronto Zombie Walk 2013 is, once again, filled with gory,

Cheaper Way To See Toronto Skyline

The price ($32) you pay to climb CN Tower, North America’s free standing structure, is the same bucks you pay for three glasses of white wine at Panorama Lounge—your cheaper choice to see Toronto skyline in its glorious, sweeping view. Located on the 51st floor of Manulife Building, diners, loungers,

London Tree Sculptures

In London, Ontario, dead tree trunks got a second life, re-incarnated by skilled artists into wonderful sculptures of different themes, sizes, expressions, moods and hues. While other cities are abundant with public art that are made up of steel, granite, marble, glass, metal and plastic, London’s very unique public art

Toronto Nuit Blanche 2013

Toronto Nuit Blanche is here once again and it’s time to be wowed by the art outdoor installations that glow all night long on October 5 from sunset to sunrise the next day. It’s also a time to be disappointed by the crowded streets and areas where the installations are

Overhanging Point – A Breathtaking View

The Cyprus Campground site at Bruce Peninsula offers a lot of things to do and see. Campers are within walking distance to hiking trails, lakes, Dragon Head Cove, the Grotto and Georgian Bay, of course—where the clearest of all water is waiting for you to get wet. Thirty minutes walk

Stargazing at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 – Part 2

Because I was told that I can go back to work on the 16th of September, so, instead of travelling, I decided to stay here for the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 (TIFF 2013). Stargazing in film festivals is cheaper than travelling, right? Though fans have to endure long queues

Stargazing at TIFF 2013 – Toronto International Film Festival

World-renowned (second to Cannes) TIFF 2013 (Toronto International Film Festival) is here once again—–and it only means one thing for the movie fanatics: stargazing. You never know who’ll show up. The festival runs from September 5-15 and as usual, it’s star-studded. Who did I meet? I like the sound of meet, instead

Flowerpot Island – The Most Photographed Natural Wonder

Flowerpot Island is a 10-minute ride from Tobermory via fast ferry. It is one of the Fathom Five National Marine Park around Bruce Peninsula. From the shipwrecks, if you are taking a tour, your ferry will take you to the Flowerpot Island where it will drop you off so you

The Shipwrecks in Tobermory are Hauntingly Beautiful

Beneath the vastness and calmness of Georgian Bay, lies not only a variety of underwater creatures but also twenty or more shipwrecks that were found, explored, preserved and retold in history books. Two ships sank 22 years apart found fame as one of Bruce Peninsula’s top tourist attractions: Sweepstakes and City

Rock Climbing at The Grotto

Back in the third world where I come from, a grotto is not synonymous to a cave or cove. It’s associated with a man-made, artificial cave-like concrete structure with a statue of the Virgin Mary in it, surrounded by tiny statuettes of children and angels venerating the immaculate woman. There’s

Sunset at Cyprus Lake

Watching sunset is a hobby that becomes a habit every time I visit a place. I never get tired of it and it never gets old. The sunset at Cyprus Lake wasn’t the most impressive I’ve seen but there’s enough fire in it that ignited my thoughts and calmed my

Indian Head Cove – Where Colors Dazzle From Sunrise to Sunset

Every hiker along the Bruce Trail and every camper at Cyprus Lake Camp Ground will be rewarded with the panoramic view of Georgian Bay from the Indian Head Cove where visitors usually take a dip into its turquoise water that you can literally see the lakebed even from the highest

The Embarrassing Story of My First Camping at Cyprus Lake

This is my first camping alone—which also means my very first ever to assemble a tent sans help. However, this is not my first camping experience. It’s my second, in Canada. As you know, camping in Canada is not a fad. Not even a hobby. It’s a Canadian culture you

Toronto Buskerfest 2013 – Reasons Why You Should Join The Fun

Downtown Toronto, on Yonge Street (between College and Queen Streets) is closed for Canada’s most family-friendly summer festival, the Toronto Buskerfest 2013–a gathering of all things buskers/busking–in support of Epilepsy Toronto. A total of 56 buskers from around the world congregate to give Torontonians a kind of summer entertainment that
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