The internet is alive and well in the nation to our north, but who wants to sit at a computer when there is Toronto to see, food to eat, pictures to take, a wedding to attend and more food (delicious Greek food) to eat?
A vote of confidence for Toronto is that it is a city in which I can live. Truly multicultural to its core, Toronto doesn’t flinch at the appearance of new cultures or the marriage of disparate ones, and welcomes all with open arms. The Indian, Chinese and Greek food are like eating at mom’s or an aunty’s kitchen and even the littlest of taverns have the best beverage selections. When Nepalese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Jamaican, French, Arab and mixed-culture families rush down the street loudly conversing or arguing in their native tongues and a South Indian restaurant boasts its name and menu in Tamil and no other language, you know you’re in the real.
I missed and was missed at Geek Dinner 2: Loki’s Revenge. But, D, a bunch of Wisconsin compadres and I Greeked (and Chinesed and Jamaicaed and geologized) out at the wedding celebration of our dear friends, Tim and Helen, instead:
- Oot And Aboot In Toronto
- At The Chinese Lantern Festival In Ontario Park
- Shaking Our Moneymakers At The Big Fat Greek Wedding Reception
- Staring At Horseshoe Falls (and arguing with D over the usage of the term escarpment)
It was great to see the Lee clan and members of the old Wisconsin gang – Tim, Helen, Mike, Katya, Andy, make new ones and get busy on the dance floor with Dave and Machelle. Helen’s dad, Demetrios, is a wizard with a mean cut of the rug to Zorba The Greek.
Here are some pictures from my much-needed break (before work and the Rising Tide Conference consume me for the rest of the week):