• Air Canada: more than just a flight

    Competition on the Canada-Europe air passenger market has heated up lately. Aer Lingus began a nonstop service bwteen Toronto and Dublin in 2013, with connections to other European cities; WestJet is starting Toronto-London service in two months (May 2016…

  • Love London

    Competition on the Canada-Europe air passenger market has heated up lately. Aer Lingus began a nonstop service bwteen Toronto and Dublin in 2013, with connections to other European cities; WestJet is starting Toronto-London service in two months (May 2016…

  • Flight information board

    I always enjoy reading transportation departure and arrival information board. Toronto Lester B Pearson Airport Terminal 1. My flight is leaving at 20:40 for London - LHR, flight AC848 at gate E71.


  • Peel Regional ambulance

    While on my way to the check-in counter, I came across a Peel Region ambulance and a Toronto Pearson fire engine.

  • Toronto Pearson fire engine

    While on my way to the check-in counter, I came across a Peel Region ambulance and a Toronto Pearson fire engine.

  • Air Canada fence

    Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal 1 Air Canada check-in area.


  • Meal in the air

    Dinner on board Air Canada AC848 from Toronto to London Heathrow.

  • Flight status info

    The Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features a fighter-jet kind of flight status display as part of the seat-back entertainment system. Our plane's altitude is now at 11887m (or 38900 feet), relative land speed is 507 knots (942 km per hour). The plan…

  • McGovern Crane

    The site next to the hotel that I was staying is undergoing construction. Luckily the work is done by 8 PM everyday, and there was no noise overnight from the construction. I'm usually out so early before work starts, so I don't know if the noise was bad…


  • St Giles Hotel London

    Bedford Avenue, London WC1. The room that I booked at St. Giles Hotel cost GBP £100 a night. For Central London this is considered quite cheap. However, the hotel is quite aged and certain facilities aren't in good conditions.

  • Simit Sarayi sandwich

    The breakfast (if I may call that) on board AC848 was a major disappointment. It was basically a slice of over-sweet, stone cold cake. By the time I left my luggage at the hotel, I was starving. I found myself at a fast food place called Simit Sarayi and…

  • Classic Mercedes-Benz

    Seen on Gilbert Street near Oxford Street, London.


  • Statue at Selfridges

    Selfridges department store. 400 Oxford Street, London

  • Flags atop Selfridges

    The roof of Selfridges is adorned by many national flags. The British Union Jack and the Canadian Maple Leaf are flown above the main entrance probably for a good reason: Selfridge & Co. was established in 1909 by an American in London. However, the high…

  • NatWest branch

    No. 1, Portman Square, London W1 NatWest is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.


  • Nationwide branch

    46 Portman Square, London W1 Nationwide is Britain's and the world's largest building society, which is a sort of mutual (co-operative) bank specializing in savings and mortgage products.

  • Classic Rolls Royce

    Seen in Portman Square, London W1

  • The Wallace Collection (Hertford House)

    As I avoid big museums, I usually pick a small museum to visit. For London, the first one I went to is the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square. The museum specialises in European fine art. The building is known as Hertford House now, but used to be c…


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