If we were in North America, there was no way we would miss out on a trip to Toronto, where our dearest friends Soph and Andrew are living. A catch up with these lovebirds was long overdue!
We rented an apartment for our week-long stay close to Yonge Street, the main thoroughfare for the city (and apparently the longest street in the world!). We were treated to a baseball game, a trip to the CN tower overlooking the city and lots of amazing food! There are cafés and restaurants galore in Toronto and we were able to try quite a cross section. One night we dined at a famous Japanese restaurant where U2’s Bono, Pierce Brosnan and Elizabeth Taylor had declared the food worthy of a signature.
Even though we did a lot of eating, we did a bit of sightseeing too. We took a ferry to the Toronto Islands and spent an afternoon walking along the shore of the lake, taking photos of the skyline with the clear blue sky as a backdrop.
Jez and I did a day trip to Niagra Falls which included a stopover in the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-lake. Our voyage to the falls on the trusty decks of ‘The Maid of the Mist’ was wonderful, even if we came away soaking wet! There is no denying the beauty and awe that the falls evoke as water tumbles over the edge.
Toronto is a lovely city, made even more wonderful by our friends. There is nothing quite like the company of loved ones!