Toronto, the New York City of Canada

Written by Clint Leung

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Toronto is a live theatre town, second to perhaps only New York or London. The theatre district on King Street has a lively after theatre scene including restaurants and clubs. Duringrepparttar day,repparttar 141378 world renowned Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario andrepparttar 141379 Planetarium showcase treasures from aroundrepparttar 141380 world (as well as out ofrepparttar 141381 world). Many also come to seerepparttar 141382 Hockey Hall of Fame.

Toronto has Canada’s largest Chinatown. Actually,repparttar 141383 growth ofrepparttar 141384 Asian population has resulted in four different Chinatowns inrepparttar 141385 greater area. The main one is centered around Spadina and Dundas. The dim sum in Toronto is one ofrepparttar 141386 best outside of Hong Kong since most Chinese immigrants here were originally from Hong Kong. Other ethnicities are also represented by such districts as Little Italy,repparttar 141387 Greek Danforth area and many others. For outdoor markets,repparttar 141388 Kensington and St. Lawrence Markets are great. Since Toronto is so multicultural, it is an excellent place to try out different cuisines.

For animal lovers,repparttar 141389 Metro Toronto Zoo northeast ofrepparttar 141390 city is world famous and will take an entire day to see. Duringrepparttar 141391 summers, Canada’s Wonderland is a family oriented theme park just north ofrepparttar 141392 city. Niagara Falls, one ofrepparttar 141393 natural wonders ofrepparttar 141394 world, is just ninety minutes away and worth a day trip or even an overnight stay. There are just too many things to see and do inrepparttar 141395 Toronto area to mention in one article. Vancouver hasrepparttar 141396 ocean and mountains while Quebec City has that old European touch. But to see world class live theatre and Canadian multiculturalism at its best, Toronto is where it’s at.

Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery , an online gallery specializing in Inuit Eskimo and Northwest Native American art including carvings, sculpture and prints. Free Spirit Gallery has numerous information resource articles with photos of authentic Inuit and Native Indian art as well as free eCards.

Cambodian Taxi Chaos – a Leaf, a Radiator and a MacGyver Moment

Written by Rick Chapo

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Road site assistance seemed an iffy prospect inrepparttar middle of Cambodia. I mean, you couldn’t really call your car insurance company.

Me: “Hi. My car is broken.”

Operator: “Okay, we will send someone out. Where are you?”

Me: “Um, somewhere inrepparttar 141366 middle of Cambodia.”

Operator: “…[hysterical laughter]… Click.”

The driver looked at us. We looked at him. Simultaneously, we all started laughing. What else could you do? We were inrepparttar 141367 middle of nowhere,repparttar 141368 radiator was shot and it was 60 miles or so to Phnom Penh.

Looking back, I can tell you that Cambodian taxi drivers are a committed and creative group. We sat onrepparttar 141369 side ofrepparttar 141370 road, contemplatingrepparttar 141371 fact that we were about to have a much more authentic Cambodian experience then any of us had planned. Mysteriously, our driver had gone off intorepparttar 141372 brush onrepparttar 141373 side ofrepparttar 141374 road. After a few minutes, he returned with a dark green leaf and a big smile.

Putting MacGyver to shame, he proceeded to patchrepparttar 141375 crack inrepparttar 141376 radiator using onlyrepparttar 141377 leaf and tube of superglue. We all moved back as he appliedrepparttar 141378 superglue torepparttar 141379 boiling hot radiator, but nothing went up in flames. After allowing for a suitable amount of time for drying/praying, all we needed was water.

Although admittedly not a car expert, I do know pouring cold water intorepparttar 141380 radiator of an overheating engine is a bad idea. MacGyver, err… our driver, didn’t bat an eye despite our extensive arm waving. With a big smile,repparttar 141381 water went intorepparttar 141382 radiator as we watched in horror. The only question was what would happen first,repparttar 141383 leaf patch bursting orrepparttar 141384 engine seizing up?

Well, you can guess how it turned out. Not only did we make it to Phnom Penh, we later learnedrepparttar 141385 radiator had two other leaf patches onrepparttar 141386 bottom. The road had been smooth, but my nerves were still shot. At least I had ample ammunition to mock MacGyver fans.

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