Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

Tianmen Mountain fog

Approaching Tianmen Mountain, China. September 2017

When you ascend so high that you see the mountain tops, mist, and fog outside your tour bus window.

(On our way up the Tianmen Mountain in Changsha, China of 1,518.6 m [4,982 ft] to see the views!  I blogged about the visit here.)   Continue reading

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Italian Dinner at Il Fornello (Richmond Hill)

Il Fornello Orecchiette

Il Fornello located at 8851 Yonge St in Richmond Hill

December 8, 2017:  I originally wasn’t going to blog about this but then if I leave out bad reviews, it doesn’t help the restaurant improve so here it is.  This was my third time going to the Richmond Hill location of Il Fornello.  They serve Italian food and have several locations in the GTA (of which I have been to before).  The first time I dined here was two years for lunch (blogged here) and the second time was for a dinner tasting hosted by a Continue reading

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Limited Time Chocolate Mix Cheesecake at Hcafe Unionville

Chocolate Mix Cheesecake

Hcafe located at 158 Main St Unionville in Markham

December 6, 2017:  Hcafe Japanese Cafe in Unionville has a brand new flavoured cheesecake for the holiday season!  It’s a Chocolate Mix Cheesecake!  If you like chocolate and cheesecakes, this is a no-brainer for you.

Thanks to Sweven Media, I was able to pick up one of these limited time edition Continue reading

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Hangzhou Southern Chinese Food at Green Tea Restaurant in Markham!

 Green Tea Restaurant food

Green Tea Restaurant located at 3235 Hwy 7 E, Unit 18 in Markham

December 5, 2017:  I was invited by Sweven Media to a private tasting event at Green Tea Restaurant this past week!  Green Tea Restaurant is newly opened in Markham and is the very first outpost restaurant from its well-known 50+ restaurants in China!  This is the very first location outside of China in fact!  I was excited to see what it was all about.  Plus, I really love eating Chinese food; it’s like comfort food to me to be able to enjoy many dishes at a time by sharing with fellow tablemates. 🙂  Continue reading

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Spoonful Dinner Buffet in Brampton

Spoonful buffet storefront

Spoonful located at 499 Main St S in Brampton

December 3, 2017:  I’ve heard of this Spoonful buffet for years and hearing that it was one of the best buffets in the Greater Toronto Area.  The only down side for me that it is a little further to get to so coming here was definitely a special treat on top of being a little special celebration dinner too. 😀

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Handmade Gourmet Cookies from The Night Baker in Toronto!

The Night Baker cookies box of 6

Cookies from The Night Baker!

November 27, 2017:  My friends Leanne and Mitch have steadily been baking and perfecting their cookie baking skills.  I have seen them gradually post photos of these homemade scrumptious-looking cookies on their social media feeds until one day they announced that they would be beginning a brand new venture with The Night Baker and selling their cookies to cookie-lovers all around the Greater Toronto Area!  What a great Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

 monkey on the rail

Tianzi Mountain, Zhangjiajie, China. September 2017

This little cheeky monkey was seen on our fourth day of travels when touring in Zhangjiajie in China!

Apparently, we had to be careful because they are known to be little thieves, taking away people’s food or cell phones!


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