The Plan

Starting off in Sydney we head over to the US for a few days in Los Angeles, then Las Vegas and finally over to the Big Apple. Then off again, down to Cuba for about 18 days for some old cars, cigars and Baccardi. After that we head north, this time to Toronto in Canada for a whistle stop before crossing the Atlantic to the UK. One of the highlights there will be a week down on the Isle of Wight. Jetting off again we will then spend approximately the next two months driving around Italy and France. After all that hard work we journey over to Greece where we will island hop using the local ferry systems, with 3 nights on Santorini, 3 nights of Mykonos and 3 nights on Paros. Yep, we love doing the tourist stuff! Finally we begin the long haul home stopping off on the way in Honkers for a little retail therapy.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Farewell Toronto

We are sitting in Pearson waiting for our flight to LHR which has been delayed an hour or so.  Not to worry, we were tasting the local beers in the airport pub and are now feeling no pain.
So Toronto, what do I say.  My second time here and it is still the most boring of cities. Probably alright if you are a local but very little to entertain visitors.
We rode the ferry over to Toronto Island and had a good walk, then went back and rode the lift to the top of the CN Tower for a great view of the city. There has been an enormous amount of construction here in the last few years with hi rise apartments hugging the lakes edge.
We spent a lot of time in the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) and were fascinated by the section on the North American indians, their history, costumes and general way of life.
Of course, the main reason to visit this town is to see Niagara Falls. We hopped a bus there yesterday and spent a few hours in the freezing cold admiring the falls.  They are beautiful, but as we have both visited Victoria Falls twice they are just no way as impressive.
So that is the wrap up for Toronto.  Next time we visit it will be to the west coast.
We have really suffered in the cold.  After the high 30's of Cuba we were plunged into days where the max temp was about 9 degrees. Bbbrrrrr. Fingers crossed London will be warmer.

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