The Americas 2013

A Motorcycle Diary

29 August 2013

29 Aug

We were feeling a lot more energetic today than we were yesterday so we took a long walk taking in the various beautiful sights of this interesting city. I mentioned yesterday that we are both really impressed with how the city of Toronto has managed to successfully preserve and blend in the older architecture of the city by retaining old buildings, mills, breweries and power plants that have been refurbished and incorporated into the new and ongoing development in a way that makes it stand out as interesting and complimentary, rather than as an old eyesore that should be torn down, as has been the case with so many other large international cities.




We got in the St Lawrence food market which has been rated as the finest food market in the world, where we got one of the famous Toronto Pea meal Bacon buns at the Carousel bakery for breakfast, (a must have when in Toronto) followed by the old distillery district which is a like a Live, work, play Melrose Arch built around a refurbished old distillery. The ride up the glass floor elevator in the CN tower makes for some interesting vertigo and the views from the top gives one the ability to truly appreciate the scale and impressiveness of this beautiful city.


The old distillery district


CN Tower..(photo courtesy of Wikipedia)


One of the views from the top of the CN Tower..

Because we were having such a fun filled day we thought we would end it with a bit of a bang so went to see Maroon 5 live in concert at the Molson Auditorium which was mind blowing. Personally I am not much of a concert goer because I struggle with the crowds but that said, Maroon 5 was Terrific. The band was exceptional and charismatic and was a treat that I will never forget.


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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