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

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

The Log for Monday September 18, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Pancakes; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on whole grain bread; grapes Dinner: pork; corn, bean and avocado salad; lemonade Dessert: not sure yet, possibly banana bread 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 Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Bathurst, walked home from Bathurst and Queen What I Did with My Life Went to work for a Read More

The Log for Sunday September 17, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: eggs Benedict with spinach and pea-meal; glass of tea Afternoon: ube ice cream Dinner: tomato soup, chorizo and pesto pasta; lemonade Dessert: potato chips; grapes What I Did for Exercise Walked to Scotiabank Theatre Walked to Osgoode, walked down the stairs at Osgoode, walked up half the stairs at St. George, jogged up the stairs at Bathurst, walked home from Bathurst Walked to and from Dufferin Mall, walked up and down the stairs at Dufferin Mall What I Did with My Life Does getting groceries count? Read More

The Log for Saturday September 16, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes; glass of tea Lunch: pizza Afternoon: pint of Goose Island something or other Dinner: burger, fries, Big Rock IPA Later: half a Scotch flight; a few fried pickles; Rob Roy; pint of IPA What I Did for Exercise Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked from Sherbourne and Bloor to Varsity Stadium Walked from Varsity Stadium to Madison, walked up the  stairs at Madison Mansion Walked down the stairs at Madison mansion, walked down half the stairs at Spadina Walked from King and Spadina to Queen Read More

The Log for Wednesday September 13, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of cereal, bowl of yogurt, figs and berries; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on whole wheat with mayo and mustard Dinner: slices of some weird curry pizza; cranberry juice Dessert: square 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 Walked from Sherbourne to Yonge and Bloor, walked up the steps at the Reference Library Walked down the steps at the Reference Library, Read More

The Log for Tuesday September 12, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: crepecakes/pancrepes with yogurt; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: chicken pot pie, salad; Naughty Neighbour Dessert: ice cream cone What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercies 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 half at the stairs at Yonge, jogged up the stairs at Dundas but took the escalator in the Eaton Centre Walked Read More

The Log for Monday September 12, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with blackberries; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa/salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches Dinner: prosciutto, fig, burrata, tomato and spinach salad; lemonade Dessert: pistachio gelato 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, walked home Walked to TIFF Bell Lightbox Walked down the stairs at St Andrew, walked up half the stairs at Read More

The Log for Sunday September 10, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: poached eggs, peameal bacon, toast, glass of tea Lunch: pork, cheese and tomato sandwich; gin and tonic Dinner: Bulgogi with vegetables; Bretted Dubel After dinner: creme de menthe on the rocks, pineapple IPA, glass of wine Dessert: ice cream, maybe something else What I Did for Exercise Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Jane Walked down the stairs at Jane, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Read More

The Log for Friday September 8, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie, Harvest Crunch, honeydew; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwich; honeydew Dinner: smoked salmon chowder; 4 types of herring with sides; cocktail Dessert: half a cheesecake; 2/3 of a honey cake; plum brandy Later: elderflower liqueur 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 Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the escalator and stairs at Dufferin Walked from Dufferin and Bloor to Argyle Read More

The Log for Thursday September 7, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch, watermelon, honeydew; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: tomato, cheddar and salami sanwich on marble rye with mayo and mustard, pickles; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: nachos; pilsner After dinner: half a bottle of Barn Owl Dessert: Probably some ice cream or salted caramel and cashew tart 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 Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home Read More

The Log for Wednesday September 6, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on raisin bread; glass of tea; watermelon Morning: glass of tea; apple Lunch: salami, cheddar and tomato and sandwich on marble rye; blondie Aftenroon: apple Dinner: stir fry; lemonade Dessert: blondie, ice cream cone What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute on a 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, walked up the Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did some work with a client Read More

The Log for the Tuesday September 5, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: apple pancake; glass of tea; watermelon Morning: apple; cookie Lunch: kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwich with mayo and mustard Afternoon: rice rispy square Dinner: stir fry; apple cider Dessert: probably some salted caramel cashew chart 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 Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked home Lifted weights What I Did with My Life Edited Went to work for a client Read More

The Log for Monday September 4, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: raisin bread french toast; glass of tea; glass of OJ Afternoon: halves of three samples of beer Lunch: Portuguese chicken sandwich; half of a bottle of peach Peche Mortel Dinner: chicken burger, sausage, potato salad, spinach dip in pumpernickel; half a bottle of Saison Brett Dessert: salted caramel cashew tart, probably an elderflower royale What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Dupont and Dufferin Walked to Dundas and Howard Park, walked to Sterling and something, walked home What I Did with My Life I turned 36 years of age Read More