Saturday, July 11, 2015

Post card from New York

Sister said to me, once we were here in New York, that it is like being slapped in the face, and she was quite correct. I've been to Saigon, Bangkok, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and more and I have never experienced anything like New York. The crowds, the traffic, the humidity and the make do amazes me. Manhattan where we are may well have something like a day time population of three million plus in just a few square kilometres. It takes some adjusting to cope. You sure know you are alive when you are in New York. Back home late next week, that is leave Monday night, lose a day, collapse into bed Wednesday night.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Post card from Toronto

Well, Toronto is a big city, full of people from all over the world and such a contrast to the west coast of Canada where our tour ended. To its credit, Toronto has many historic buildings and we are staying in one.  To its detriment it does not have preserved streetscapes. Nevertheless, it is a great city to visit. Thankfully, it is a bit cooler than where we have been in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. I, who is not an excitable type, is somewhat excited about seeing Niagara Falls tomorrow.