The Log for Thursday October 19, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; tea Morning: salad Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on marble rye with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: grilled cheese (with other things), kale; wine; half a bottle of IPA Dessert: frozen yogurt; raspberries What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/4s by sprints, 5/6ths by time) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Read More

The Log for Wednesday October 18, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: yogurt with pineapple; tea Morning: apple Lunch: 2 tomato, salami and cheese sandwiches with mayo and mustard on marble rye; apple Afternoon: pineapple Dinner: mushroom and goat cheese “omelette”; OJ After dinner: ice cream and raspberries What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/4s by sprints, 5/6ths by time) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Tuesday October 17, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: tea; cereal with milk Morning: mars bar Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches on multigrain; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: baked potato, mushrooms marsala; cucumber salad; wine Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed part (50% by sprints, 2/3 by minutes) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home Walked to and from College and Shaw What I Did with My Read More

The Log for Monday October 16, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; tea; cereal with milk Morning: mars bar Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheese sandwiches on multigrain; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: chicken noodle salad; OJ with club soda Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/8ths by sprints, 50% by minutes) of a 30 minute video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Continued writing my travel diary Went Read More

The Log for Sunday October 15, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: a caesar, then a little later, another caesar, “breakfast” poutine Afternoon: chips (I think) Before dinner: IPA Dinner: chicken noodle salad After dinner: BA RIS; ice cream What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Dufferin and Bloor and back Walked to Dufferin Mall and back, walked up the stairs at Dufferin Mall What I Did with My Life Unpacked, did my laundry, cleaned, started putting my travel diary online Read More

The Log for Saturday October 14, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: “egg BLT” Brunch #1: chicken parmagian, bulgur salad, bun, chocolate; apple juice Later: ginger ale Brunch #2: a “calzone” that wasn’t really a calzone; ginger ale Lunch: sushi; green tea Dinner: stew with bread; OJ with club soda Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Carried luggage down three flights of stairs Walked with luggage from the Red Light District to Amsterdam Station Centraal Walked around Schipol airport Walked around Pearson airport (including some stairs) Walked to and from College Lifted weights What I Did with My Life I came back to Canada   Read More

Riley Goes to Amsterdam Tuesday October 10, 2017

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Our return to Podgorica and our train trip to Belgrade were the worst days of our trip and, though we enjoyed Belgrade despite everything being closed, we were still kind of beaten down when we got up on Tuesday morning. So, given that we had an afternoon flight, and our rather swanky hotel tolerated fairly late checkouts, we decided to not do much this morning. Read More

Riley Goes to Podgorica Saturday October 7, 2017

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We finished off our watermelon first thing, and then got in the car and I drove as quickly as I could through the narrow street to get down to the downtown. There we picked up breakfast for the road. It was raining rather hard, the first time it had rained hard on the trip when we actually had plans to do something. Read More

Riley Goes to Ulcinj Friday October 6, 2017

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After we woke up and admired our view once again, we realized that the only map we had was in Montenegrin and not very good. It was one of those highly stylized maps sponsored by a local business. The maps we had used in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Kotor had all been exceptional, given their detail of seemingly every single alley in each place, something I really appreciated. So we set off to get a map from a tourist office literally on the other side of town. Read More

Riley Goes to Ulcinj, Montenegro Thursday October 5, 2017

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We had breakfast at the hotel again, as it was included, but it was in a different room, which was interesting. We never really found out why. The good news is that it was on the first floor, where we a much better view than from the basement, with no windows. Read More

Riley Goes to Zabljak Wednesday October 4, 2017

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We ate breakfast in our hotel, as it was included. It was a big buffet that was pretty good, though apparently the coffee from the machine was shit. But the weather was absolutely miserable when we woke up, raining pretty heavily. So we hung out in the room for a while. Read More

Riley Goes to Montenegro Tuesday October 3, 2017

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We woke to the bells of the old church next to us, and the sound of children going to school. The only bad thing about our place was its proximity to the church, but there’s not much to be done about that when you want to stay within the old city and then old city has lots of churches which ring bells in the morning. (Though this church went to town on the bells, jesus christ.) Read More

Riley Goes to Kotor Monday October 2, 2017

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The night before, I saw what appeared to be an excellent deal for breakfast. So we went to a hotel for a cheap buffet and that turned out to be a mistake. (Well, we were maybe too late.) The hot food was cold. Everything was not really as good as we had at other hotel buffets. We did get omelets though, so that’s something. Anyway, it was dirt cheap (CAD$7.50 per person) and we learned a lesson. Read More

Riley Goes to Kotor, Montenegro Sunday October 1, 2017

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We woke up early because we had not purchased a bus ticket to take us to Kotor, Montenegro and we were a little confused as to how often it ran. We figured the best thing to do would be to get over there as early as reasonable and buy the ticket for the next bus. We had no idea if it would be busy or not but we were worried there would be fewer buses on a Sunday. Read More

Riley Goes to Dubrovnik Saturday September 30, 2017

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I have wanted to go to Dubrovnik since I first saw a picture of it, maybe 20 years ago. It has always seemed like a place so utterly unlike the world I grew up in. I wanted to see a walled city (though I have since been to Louisburg and Cartagena), especially one situated along a glorious coast line. The city itself lived up to my expectations – even exceeded them – but there is a huge downside to traveling here, especially in our Game of Thrones world: the crowds are awful, even at the end of September. Read More

Riley Goes to Zagreb Friday September 29, 2017

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Our plan was not actually to spend nearly three days in Zagreb, it just worked out that way. We needed to get down to the coast and the fastest way was to fly. There were flights really early in the morning, in the middle of the day and late at night, but the flights in the middle of the day were nearly twice as much as the early morning and late evening flights. Not wanting to get up super early so soon after arriving in Croatia, we decided on the late flight. (Also, had we picked an early morning flight, Read More

Riley Goes to Zagreb Thursday September 28, 2017

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I was super happy this morning, because I slept in! And not such a ridiculous amount that it would affect my future nights, but seemingly enough that I adjusted to European time in one night. I felt rested and ready to go after barely being able to stay awake during dinner the night before. Off to a good start. Read More

Riley Goes to Europe

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Somehow I had managed avoiding spending any time in Europe (with the notable exception of the UK and the possible exception of Istanbul)…until the past 3 weeks, that is. For the last 18 days or so, I have been in Europe, essentially for the first time. This was supposed to happen last spring but we had to delay it until the autumn, which is why we went at such an odd time. Read More

The Log for Monday September 25, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: french toast; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami/ham, cheddar and tomato sandwiches; mayo and mustard Dinner: ribs; chorizo; tuna salad; glass of wine After dinner: half a can of hopped saison; half a can of sour hopped saison Dessert: probably some frozen yogurth or something What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, Read More

The Log for Sunday September 24, 2017

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Whate I Ate Brunch: fry up with tomatoes, eggs and ham; 2 glasses of tea; OJ Afternoon: a few pieces of bread, a few candies Dinner: a whole bunch of different tapas stuff (too much to remember); part of a pint of marzen; cocktail; glass or two of wine Dessert: mini donuts with maple curd and strawberries What I Did for Exercise 10 Squats Walked to Queen What I Did wiht My Life Nothing Read More

The Log for Saturday September 23, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: french toast; glass of tea; smoothie Afternoon: chips; half a bottle of IP; glass of wine Dinner: ribs, pasta salad; half a bottle of IPA Dessert: blondie; St. Germaine; Imperial Red Ale; probably some ice cream What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights What I Did with My Life Cleaned my house Read More

The Log for Friday September 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; banana muffin Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches; apple Afternoon: root beer Dinner: smoked meat sandwich, fries, coleslaw; pint of boneshaker Dessert: soursop ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Shebourne Walked to Museum, walked down the stairs at Museum, walked up the stairs at St Andrew, walked to Sky Dome, walked down the stairs Read More

The Log for Thursday September 21, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: yogurt with pomegranate and cactus pear; honey bunches of oats; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Early afternoon: iced tea; portuguese tart Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Carried a baby down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Went to work for client Read More

The Log for Wednesday September 20, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Honey Bunches of Oats with pomegranate; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: pasta; salad Afternoon: banana muffin Dinner: cubano sandwich; asparagus; half an IPA; glass of wine Dessert: probably some ice cream and a muffin What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube exercise on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Went to work for a client Did Read More

The Log for Tuesday September 19, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Honey Bunches of Oats; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: banana muffin Dinner: daal, salad, butter chicken, lamb curry, naan, rice; ginger ale After dinner: Goose Island What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up half the stairs at Yonge, walked up many stairs at Union Walked Read More