• food

    Best Ramen in Toronto Downtown

    I have tried many ramen places in Toronto. Usually, for around $15 (including tax and tip), I could have a decent meal. Currently, there are so many ramen places in Toronto and there are new ones opening up every year. Nevertheless, this food has not lost its popularity yet. Many of them have long line-ups during the weekend. Here is many personal and very biased countdown of best Japanese / Korean ramen places in Downtown Toronto. It would only be judged with 3 criteria: portion, taste and how much I like it. #7. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Address: 91 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 1E1 Website: http://www.santouka.co.jp/en Portion: medium Taste: I found it…

  • destination,  long trip,  resources,  travel

    Things to Know in Varadero, Cuba: What to Expect?

    Now you booked a trip to Varadero, Cuba or want to book one, but you don’t know what to expect and what to bring? One thing you need to bring for sure: bug spray. I have been to Varadero twice, both times I booked an all-inclusive hotel, and I came up a list of things to know in Varadero: Varadero is a popular Canadian winter destination. At the hotel we stayed in, 50% of guests are Canadian. There are tourists coming from all over the world, like the United States, Russia, Columbia… Even though we might not get an idea about Cuba, the local Cubans have an idea about Canada…

  • travel,  weekend getaway,  winter

    Weekend at Blue Mountain during Winter

    I spend a weekend at Blue Mountain with my boyfriend during February 2018. I had been to Blue Mountain for a couple times before, but I was not a good skier back then. This time, I have been skiing for a while and I wish I could ski the blue runs with ease. I packed my ski gears (which cost me a lot of money) and a swimsuit for the spa. Things to Do Ski at Blue Mountain Ski and Snow Resort Cross-country ski or snowshoe at Scenic Cave Spa at Scandinave Spa Skate at  Woodview Mountain Top Skating Where to Stay for a Weekend at Blue Mountain We stayed at an Airbnb place…

  • travel,  weekend getaway,  winter

    Save Money at Blue Mountain Ski Resort

    When it comes to a ski resort near Toronto, the first thing comes to mind for most people would be the Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain is probably the biggest ski resort in Ontario with so many lifts. It is about 2-hour drive from Toronto. It is a bit expensive to ski at Blue Mountain. I have been there for a couple of times and came up a list to save money at Blue Mountain based on my experience. Buy Lift Tickets online in Advance Here are some tips about buying lift tickets: if you know the date you are going to the resort, you could buy your lift tickets online…

  • destination,  long trip,  travel

    Places to Visit in Varadero

    I went on the all-inclusive vacation to Varadero Cuba with a friend for 7 days during December 2017. This is my second time that I went to Varadero, both times I stayed in all-inclusive hotels. I pretty much know what experience I am going to get inside the hotel: all-you-can-eat buffet, a nice beach that I could lay all day, open bar, unlimited drinks… Last time, I spent all 7 days doing the similar things: get up in the morning and walked around; eat buffet and spent all afternoon on the beach; watch a show at night. I did not prepare anything last time. Without the internet and any Spanish skills,…