The World Around Us

Map of Canada


Toronto in The Great White North has been our “base of operations” since we were married there in 2009. Every time we return the city, it has (or we have) changed a little.

Canada is known for being: the second-largest nation on earth, very cold, the best maker of maple syrup, very polite and multicultural. What we like is going around The Greater Toronto Area to see a bit of Canada’s thrilling and vast landscape. We’re particularly fond of camping / cottaging on Georgian Bay and hiking parts of The Bruce Trail.

This is a personal blog about living our life in Canada (when we’re not working abroad). 


Lisette’s Four Torontonian Reasons

Trying to put together a top three about Toronto, I realized there was actually a top four of why I like the city so much.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: August 14, 2013

Humber River Trail Map

The Humble River Hike

It’s been two years since 2011, when Renaldo Jo and I completed two 100-km walks in one summer. We need to find a route to train.

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: August 4, 2013

Webster's Falls, as seen from above

Webster’s Falls

Picking up the gang, we headed down to Hamilton and the waterfall-rich Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area. Waterfalls were seen and many clothes soaked.

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: July 29, 2013

Cottage serenity

It is 8 o’clock in the morning and I broke my promise to watch the sun rise over the lake. I should have known; my favourite time of the morning […]

Posted by: Lisette

Date: August 20, 2012

What’s up in early ’11?

This blog post covers the first couple of months in 2011 – Marlowe and I were busy with working our butts off and enjoying parties and movies.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: April 30, 2011

2011 is “Investment Year”

This year started great with a new job and a new study while we returned freshly energized from Europe. Of course I continue with cooking, volunteering and photography.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: January 15, 2011

Summer 2010 update

My mood has improved considerably with the arrival of spring; there was finally work, sun, Ernestine’s Affair, and outdoor activities.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: July 25, 2010

Walk of woMAN

Walk of woMAN

A walk by Marlowe from 2010. He walked 47 km from David Drive Newmarket to his usual spot at 1 Yonge Street. Read for the breakdown of the walk and photos.

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: July 10, 2010

Lisette’s hunting season

2010 had a mild winter and a lovely start of spring. This seems to be symbolic to my journey as job seeker – I started new beginnings and one route ended.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: April 5, 2010

Happy Twenty Ten!!

Wishing you all the best for the new year while I revisit the past few months of 2009, wondering at the same time what the fall may bring me a […]

Posted by: Lisette

Date: January 6, 2010