Travelling is not glamorous. There are red eye flights where you’re stuck sitting next to babies who kick you every 20 minutes. Layovers. Short layovers where you’re running from one plane to the next. Long layovers where you eat or drink too much. So many layovers. There are cab drivers who scream at you and then share TMI about their personal lives. Clear mornings that turn into rainy afternoons, which you’re not prepared for in canvas shoes. Cold, wet feet. Red noses and cheeks. All the shivers. Wet clothes that start to smell and have to be packed that way. Then there are cabs that charge 2.8x the normal fare during peak hours. Cold, wet feet again, because you didn’t learn your lesson the first time. Flight cancellations. Flight delays. Credit system failures at airports, which make you regret spending your last $5 bill on a mocha versus food. Further flight delays. And there are even days where you don’t eat your first meal until 9 o’clock at night.
I can’t believe this trip to Toronto is already coming to an end; it feels like I just got here! On the work side of things, even though I was here for 12 days, it actually felt like the most unproductive trip I’ve had since I started, but that’s because our move to downtown has been nothing short of a complete gong show! Until yesterday at 4:30pm, we were still without internet and air conditioning. With TIFF happening, commuting to the new office and back home has been taking twice as long as usual. And the heat and humidity… just, eww.
Hello again, friends! Sorry for the radio silence this week. I tried to write a post for Wednesday, but travel and jet lag left me unable to form words for a few days. (Seriously, I’m so glad I didn’t publish what I wrote on Tuesday night… it would’ve been embarrassing.) But I’m here now! And, after we look at my budgets next week, I have some great posts lined up for September.
Even though I’m in Toronto right now, and I love being here, I have to admit: I had an amazing time in Edmonton. For starters, can we talk about the food? Who knew Edmonton would have so many amazing restaurants!? Some of my favourite meals were: brunch at Urban Diner, lunch at Blue Plate Diner, dinners at Tres Carnales (the best Mexican food I’ve ever had) and Rostizado, and dessert and tea at Duchess. Have I ever told you guys that I’m obsessed with key lime pie? Well, the best key lime pie award goes to Duchess.