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Things I miss from Toronto

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Things I miss from Toronto

List of things I really miss from when we were in Toronto, we spent 2 beautiful years and most of it was cold “really cold” but I can’t deny how comfy and clean the city was. Street Cars, Subway and Buses (aka Public Transportation) This one is everywhere “almost” but in Toronto it was different. On time and on schedule, clean, automatic announcements for your stop and status update if there is a problem. Internet Reliability While it’s expensive in Toronto, but we can’t deny that you can have real reliable broadband service specially if you are a digital nomad. Clean Water The ability to open your tap and drink without worrying...

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Stupid Incident in Toronto—Priceless!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Stupid Incident in Toronto—Priceless!

I’m holding a Syrian passport, which requires that I renew my passport every two years. I was in Toronto and wanted to do that before we started our round-the-world trip, so I checked with my embassy to see how long it would take to renew my passport. They said up to six months! Usually I do that in a couple of days back in Egypt, but for some reason that wasn’t the case in Toronto. Anyway, I sent my passport to the Syrian embassy in Ottawa and received it six months later. It was a relief, as things were not smooth with what is happening in Syria—especially that Canada had joined its allies in s mass expulsion of Syrian diplomats. Once I got the passport, I...

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Halal food in Toronto downtown

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 3 comments

Halal food in Toronto downtown

Toronto is a big city and have a lot of restaurants, Arabic food can be found easily in the city in plenty of places. Arabic restaurants  – Paramount: Middle-Eastern cuisine and the meat/chicken is certified Halal food. During Ramadan the place is extremely busy and advised to arrive early to iftar time. – Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine Much quieter than Paramount and this is a Lebanese restaurant, some of the meat is Halal. Ask before you order. – Popeye KFC style chicken, the food is cheap and according to the people who works inside the meat is Halal. – Hero: Certified Halal burger. Supermarkets Some of the supermarkets in downtown sell Halal...

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Toronto Expat Life—What You Need to Know About the City.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Toronto Expat Life—What You Need to Know About the City.

Climate: It’s very simple: very cold in winter and very hot in summer! (It is also usually very sunny—that’s the good thing.) Toronto is a very cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city. You will find a lot of different communities. Toronto is also a very expansive city, and is not as crowed as other cities in North America. What We Have for You on the Page: Climate Transportation Restaurants Coffee Shops Parks & Nature Medical Services Transportation: This is very simple as well: There are two main subway lines accessible by streetcars and buses. They use tokens ($3 as of August 2012) that allow you to go anywhere in the TTC zone. You can even go to the...

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Volunteering @Greenpeace – Toronto

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Canada | 0 comments

Volunteering @Greenpeace – Toronto

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Volunteering @Greenpeace – Clover Leaf’s Unsustainable Tuna

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Volunteering @Greenpeace – Clover Leaf’s Unsustainable Tuna

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