Toronto: Breakfast at Boccone at Terminal 1

We woke up early to catch a 9AM flight home. We took the courtesy shuttle which runs every half hour.

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The Aquarium at Terminal 1.

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After clearing security, we still have enough time for breakfast. We had our breakfast at Boccone Trattoria. This restaurant is a partnership  of Toronto Pearson with chef, restaurateur and author Massimo Capra.

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We started with coffee. Caffeine is good in the morning.

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Ben had the Eggs Massimo; 2 eggs cooked in tomato sauce, served with BT potatoes and a choice of bacon, sausage or smoked salmon.

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Toronto Day 5: Bubble Tea break

After window shopping at Honest Ed’s, we decided to walk back to our hotel via Bloor St.

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It was a hot afternoon. We stopped by a bubble tea shop to have a drink to cool ourselves.

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It looks like Tea Shop 168 is a franchise tea shop.

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We shared a large milk tea with glass jelly. I like that the tea is not made with powder. It tasted like it’s made by brewed tea. (more…)

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Toronto Day 5: Lunch in Korea Town

Since we were on Bloor St., Ben suggested to have lunch in Korea Town.

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The walk to Korea Town is longer than we expected. Ben kept telling me it’s a bit further more every time I asked him if we were on the right street.

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We came upon Honest Ed’s which is a landmark discount store in Toronto. It was huge, running the whole length of a block. We did some browsing in the store after our lunch. A signage says that the store is still open until 31st Dec 2016.

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We settled at Ajuker Chicken for lunch. (more…)

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Toronto Day 5: Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is one of the largest museums in North America.

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It is located at the north of Queen’s Park. It’s main entrance is on Bloor Street West.

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There is a stone lion on one of the side of the ROM, presumed to be a gift from China.

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We spent most of our time at the China, Korea and Japan exhibits. The above is a Ming-era tomb.

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A sculpture of an official. (more…)

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Toronto Day 5: Legislative Assembly of Ontario

On the way to Queen’s Park, we came across a street cart.

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It’s an African snack foot court, selling something that resembles samosa.

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We bought a couple to try. It is filled with chicken and the sauce was spicy and tangy.

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The sign above describe the history of Queen’s Park. You can click on it to have a larger view.

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A rose garden in the park was planted to commemorate the Royal Tour of 1939.

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As we walked through the park, we came upon the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

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We found out that there is free guided tour of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in just a short while and we gladly join the tour. (more…)

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