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Toronto. Prepare To Be Reviewed

So I’m back from my trip to Canada. A grand time was had and I got a chance to catch up with all of me Uberfriendship chums face to face. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to repeat it.

Now, down to business. If you plan on taking a trip to the city of……… wait, what’s Toronto known for? Poutine? Anyway, there’s a few things you should keep in mind when you visit Toronto.

So first thing you need to know is that Toronto is a very geek-centric city. There’s tons of little novelty shops and delightful diversions to appeal to the deepest of your geeky depths. It’s one of the few places I’ve been where I could let my full unabashed, overly detail obsessed geekness shine proudly and everyone else around me was doing the same. It’s a great atmosphere and If you want to learn the specifics, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/GeekTripMaps?feature=watch, made by our every own Shaggyshan. So if you’re so geekfully inclined, this place is like some kind of wonderful Mecca, although I imagine it might be a bit overwhelming for a non-geek. In fact if you’re something like an accountant that loves being an accountant or whatever, this place may actually kill you from over exposure to geek.

One thing that you’ve probably heard about Canada is that it’s pretty cold. As far as I can tell, this is a boldface lie. The whole week I was there everyone kept telling me that “this warm weather is really unusual. It’ll probably be cold tomorrow.” But it was never cold. It just got warmer.

It’s my belief that Toronto has a climate somewhat similar to Spain and Canadians just spread this rumour of coldness to keep sun-bathing tourists away.

But one of the nicest things about Toronto though is that I wasn’t assaulted once! There were a couple of times when people were walking towards me and I thought they were going to try and mug me but then they just said “have a nice day!” or complemented my shoes (which is fair. I have pretty rad shoes.) There aren’t many cities out there that you can walk around in the dead of night and still feel relatively safe but Toronto’s one of them. Admittedly I stayed in the nicer areas but even so….

Far less of this

Far more of this

So that was my great Canadian adventure. If you ever get the chance, I’d highly recommend visiting Toronto. It’s a beautifully friendly city and just as much fun as the Scott Pilgrim Comics suggests.

See you next week folks!

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Geek Trip Maps: Toronto

Spent this week finishing up editing on Geek Trip Maps, if you’re coming to Toronto, Canada and wanna find your fix for comics and games, it’s a pretty damn good start if I do say so myself.

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I’m on my way!


To all Canadians everywhere (that means you. You there, on the moose. Yes you.)

I’m heading out to Toronto next month and I need a list of appropriately touristy things to do while I’m there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated……………… also, if you happen to know any of the locations Scott Pilgrim was filmed, that would be rad too.

PS. I’ve now learnt that no matter what the context, wearing a British flag as a cape always makes you looks just a tad racist.

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Only in Canada

Apparently people in other countries do not drink milk from bags.

Oh yeah we have ketchup flavoured chips.  But no Spicy McChicken.

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