(You can't take that stuff to) Canada

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(You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by gloom button » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:02 pm

I have a bottle of (freedom) maple syrup. I want to go to Canada now.

I bet there are nice places to go in Canada.
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Post by Joe » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:09 pm

Ottawa is a nice place to go in Canada. And it's just about drowning in maple syrup.
y is for you know what's funny about beetles?

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Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:24 pm

I have never been to Canadaland.

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Post by Joe » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:27 pm

that is shameful!!!

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Post by gloom button » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:03 am

Joe wrote:Ottawa is a nice place to go in Canada. And it's just about drowning in maple syrup.
A nice place to go for lunch, so I've heard. I still get those twice-yearly misaddressed emails from that Vice President of the company I work for.

Maybe Christmas in Canada would be nice.
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Post by cath » Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:57 pm

gloom button wrote:Maybe Christmas in Canada would be nice.
Do it! We stayed for a week in Vancouver just before Christmas last year, it was lovely. Proper nicely lit up and all christmassy-vibed! Not to slate Ottawa but it'd be pretty freezing at that time of year, whereas Vancouver tends to be pretty temperate in winter, if a little drizzly. That said, if you want snow, you probably wouldn't see any in Van apart from on the mountains.

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Post by koshka » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:52 am

Come to Toronto - we're friendly!
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Post by Martijn » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:43 am

Joe wrote:Ottawa is a nice place to go in Canada. And it's just about drowning in maple syrup.
I'm glad to hear that. I have to go there for work. ("Have to" as in "I'm totally excited about it and they'll pay my trip and my hotel and, okay, I'll have to do a bit of work".) Well, not until October next year, but my life doesn't have too many exciting moments so it's something to look forward to.

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Post by alongwaltz » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:08 pm

I like Canada. But I live there so I'm biased.

I will say this. The Canadian pop scene is barely existant.

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Post by gumdrops+lollipops » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:55 pm

Joe wrote:Ottawa is a nice place to go in Canada. And it's just about drowning in maple syrup.

I was in Ottawa last spring and have to say I had a pretty bad experience that had more to do with poor planning and snotty journalists and civil servants than anything else. However, there is a decent record shop, some venues that sounded pretty fun, some nice neighbourhoods, some nice parks and green stuff, and an awesome restaurant that serves veggie Chinese food that you MUST go to. It's called "So Good". Oh, we also found the best slushy-style grapefruit-flavoured bubble tea I've ever tasted.

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Post by stolenwine » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:01 am

i think toronto is a nice city. it's pretty chilled out (well, compared to london it is. vancouver was waaaaaay more chilled out when i went) it's small enough to get around and see lots of stuff just by walking and there are lots of cute little shops and really really awesome restaurants. the pound-dollar exchange rate is pretty good right now too.

the only thing i'd say is the summer in toronto is better than the winter. but i'd probably say that about anywhere.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by koshka » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:48 pm

No Sandy, you're right - especially this winter. I'm looking forward to summer so much!
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by alongwaltz » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:43 am

I can't wait until I can walk down Queen without having to leap across lakes at each street corner.

Also can't wait until NXNE.

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by cath » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:10 pm

Chris and I have been talking about maybe heading to TO for his birthday in June. Maybe. I just looked up NXNE and it co-incides with his birthday. I think this may be the deal-breaker. He's on his way home now, I bet when I tell him he'll be on the Zoom website a-booking flights!

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Post by Gordon » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:45 pm

I got out alive. I don't mind going for a holiday, though.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by cath » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:29 pm

So NXNE is indeed the deal breaker. Looking at flight options currently - sadly Globespan has the best dates and fares, ew. At least they got rid of their stupid no frills policy. I dread the thought of coping long haul in a cabin with one toilet though... eeep! That said, Munro was a surprisingly nice airport to depart from. Even if it has no LUSH!

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Post by koshka » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:34 pm

Wow, possible visitors, yay!
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by cath » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:28 pm

Yeah yeah! Actually this may be booked by tomorrow - Canadian Affair has quite a good deal with a hotel sale ending tomorrow, we'd be staying 7 whole nights, probably at the Days if NXNE hasn't filled it out already! Basically would cost £2.20 less than Globespan, with an extra night bonus. Sweet! The only worry is the amount of time off work we'd need, bleh.

OMG, we can go to WONDERLAND! I've never been to Toronto when it's open.

And and... Pearson - LUSH!

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:31 pm

This is off topic, but since you mentioned the one toilet in the cabin, what are the disadvantages to zoom?

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by cath » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:01 pm

Ahh, the one toilet thing was Globespan - there were supposed to be 2 but one was out of service both ways when we flew last year - how shit! As it were. Also at that time, you had to pay extra for a meal, although we were given terrible sausages & mash for free. When Chris asked for a coffee, the attendant barked "You have to pay for that!". Sheesh. I understand that's since changed though - so Globespan may not be quite so bad now. However, the seating was mega-cramped, and as we sat near the one toilet both ways there was a constant queue by the aisle seat I had, and folk were always leaning on the headrest = VERY annoying.

Zoom were OK, I don't remember any trouble with them, considering that was a 10-hour flight and could have been painful! Plenty of toilets too!

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