The Americas 2013

A Motorcycle Diary

28 August 2013

28 Aug

We have spent the day in Toronto at rest today. Over and above waking up with a wonderfully wine induced thick head (courtesy of Gail and Alex Muzzo!!), we are very grateful for not having to pack and get on the bike today because it has been a while since we have felt like we are able to just do nothing and get some proper rest. The cruise in Alaska didn’t count as “rest” because you would get a 7am rude awakening every morning equal to a bugle being blown in your ear by the hyper energetic crew of the Safari Endeavour, and the 3 nights in Edmonton don’t count either because of the amount of bike and admin related activities that kept us busy! In addition to this, both Jax and I have quite a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) so whenever we are in a new city the idea of not going out and exploring every inch is considered a sin by us and the effective result is that we are now exhausted to the point that our bodies are beginning to protest loudly…granted, the extra wine of last night doesn’t help either!!


Entrepreneurial food cart in the city that drives around playing a jingle of “hava nagila”!!


Love the town planning in Toronto that has made a specific point of preserving the historic architecture amongst the new glass skyscrapers. The effect makes for a beautiful and interesting city that traverses the ages gracefully and with Pizzazz!


“Something of a building boom” would be an understatement!!

After a lazy morning we went over to a great Italian restaurant to meet an old friend of Jacqui’s who now lives in Toronto and after that is was a pretty slow day of walking around, an early dinner and evening.

Be a sport Many of us have the means and wherewithal to undertake the dreams we want but elect to choose otherwise, many however, do not and that is the purpose of this plea. Afrika Tikkun (http://afrikatikkun.org// ) is a South African non governmental, non profit charity organisation run by the Lubner family that in essence does just that; re-provide the possibility to dream and to create the possibility of turning those dreams into a reality.

Unlike many pleas of this nature, I am not looking for any kind of sponsorship for my trip, but I am looking for your donation, regardless of its size to Afrika Tikkun. Please pledge generously as this is a fantastic cause that will assist them to provide food, care, education, health and social services to those that are desperately in need.

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