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a quick tour of Toronto before the flight home


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Saturday I visited my counterpart's office in Markham. We were working on a project back then for a new reservations system, and these were folks I had met earlier during training in Vancouver [Vancouver-travel-guide-205445] the month before. But since this was a Saturday, no work but more tourist time! We visited downtown Toronto [Toronto-travel-guide-205344] and the side of the lake near Harbourfront. Then my friend brought me to another colleague's place near Markham, where I spent the evening before my flight back to Hong Kong.

Up to now I haven't scanned the few pictures that I have, but I have so many friends based in Toronto that it is just a matter of time when a trip will come and I get to see them again. One thing funny is that I noticed I was wearing a suit most of the time --- oh yeah, I forgot, I didn't bring any warm clothing ;-)

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From southern hemisphere to northern hemisphere


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Since I had to pack light for my abrupt trip, I didn't bring any warm clothing. This was because the temperature in Buenos Aires was 26 degrees centigrade when I researched it. Not bad, since I've used to much warmer temperatures here in the Philippines. And I had managed to survive a few degrees above zero going to Calgary [Calgary-travel-guide-201749] the month earlier. So I knew I could handle the weather in Canada, so no thermal underwear for me.

It went well until I deplaned at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The temperature was 2 degrees Centigrade! Plus when the doors would open, a blast of cold air would permeate the surroundings! I quickly hurried to get my cab ride and headed off to the hotel (Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites). Unfortunately I didn't take photos of the hotel, and my video is in Video8 format (analog), which I haven't converted to MP4 yet. But google maps does wonders of refreshing one's memories from 15 years ago, especially with the street view option. :)

The hotel is a few blocks away from our Markham office, as I chose this hotel particularly for the proximity.

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