Toronto – Day 8 of 43

imageOur flight to Dallas was uneventful, except for two things.  Andrew our Customer Service Officer was fantastic.  He was smart attentive and knew his job. He was very helpful and was very easy to get along with.  The second thing was the fresh berries we had  for breakfast. Stunning! One raspberry, one strawberry, two blackberries and some other fruit pieces. They were so fresh and absolutely delicious.  I continue to be impressed with all service personnel I have dealt with.  Everywhere I go they are on the ball, happy to help, and generous with their time.  Really great.

After all that excitement we arrive in Toronto. A lovely looking city if you can judge from a ride from the airport. Past Lake Ontario and into Downtown Toronto to stay at our lovely hotel, the Doubletree. We were asked at Customs where we were staying and we couldn’t remember the name so all we could summon up as two trees?? But after checking with our companions we established it was Doubletree. There was a broad smile on the face of the customs officer.

Next we went to our carousel to collect our bags. They did not show. looks like the tag was only through to Dallas, so we are waiting 24 hours or so without luggage for it to arrive. It is due in on the same flight as we arrived on so whould be at our hotel around noon.
Went out last night looking for food and electrical things. Went to a huge chain store called Canadian Tire. Combination between Kmart and Bunnings all rolled into one. Started as a Tire store and grew I hear. Also 90% of Canadians live within 15 mins of a Canadian Tire store. Asked three people for help in Canadian Tire and all were on the money for directions and help. After that we went to a market one block away. Fresh food and packaged delicacies.  Even when I tried to outsmart the checkout chick and get into the wrong line, she corrected me politely.  I ended up being served by a lovely young man who actually smiled and made eye contact as he handed me my receipt and change.  Really refreshing.  In Australia, I often feel like I am an inconvenience or invisible.  Sigh!

I bought fruit and veg and some cheese and cold meat for tea.  It was so fresh and yummy.  Also bought some guacamole.  Best I have ever tasted!

The market’s name was Longo’s Market and the guacamole was ‘zesty’. I was so enraptured with the flavour so I have photographed the list of ingredients.  May try and replicate it when I get home.  So nice.image

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4 thoughts on “Toronto – Day 8 of 43”

  1. Just read your luggage no-show story. Seems to be a very common thing when traveling between USA & Canada…happened to me twice! Taught me to always pack emergency knickers in my hand luggage.

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