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Ontario 11 months later

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Absolutely amazing how far down the road to ruin Ontario has slipped in the past 11 months!

The people are more vocal in their discontent, taxes have increased thanks to the HST, other costs have risen, jobs have disappeared, not a happy place.

Mother was recently transferred from the retirement home to the local hospital & put on a list for an intensive care home. First thing you notice when driving towards the parking lot is the sign with the rates, was $2.00, now $8.00 Whoa a four fold increase in rates in a year. Throw Mr Checker in reverse & go park at the nearby strip mall.

Needless to say that after the walk back to the hospital & seeing the information wicket closed & a sign saying use phone for patient information, my mood hadn’t improved so that when the room number was given & I asked how to get to the room & the moron on the other end says “how should I know? I,m in Oshawa (hospital is in Bowmanville). I was really impressed!! NOT, however in a good way!

Finally make my way through the maze to the room at the inmates feeding time where the most disgusting looking mess was being handed out, closely resembled something the dog had for breakfast but couldn’t keep down. Little wonder that 2 of the 3 patients in the room refused to eat it.

So now I know what must be done & have emailed El Salvador to get the ball rolling on the casa purchase, obtain more info on the teaching position. If all goes well should be in El Salvador in a couple months with mother out of the HELL HOLE called Bowmanville Hospital!!

So a couple month interlude here in Onturkeyo dealing with red tape and

That’s it, that’s all she wrote for Sianora Crapanada!!

Maybe it’s time??

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The difference in attitude between the provincial civil servants of the BC government & those (simple serpents) in the rest of Crapanada (& especially the feds) is truly amazing!

In my travels I have noticed that an inordinate amount of the travelers I have met have been from the Pacific North-West, specifically Oregon, Washington states & Southern BC, including Port Alberni. Also that these travelers were more knowledgeable + all around nicer people than the average.

Not sure the reason why but it kind of makes me wonder why this area puts up with the BS that the Feds (both US & Canadian) impose on them? Think the sensible thing for them to do would be to succeed from their oppressive regimes & form their own country, which except from the fact that it unfortunately, north of the tropic of Cancer would be next paradise!

Food for thought guys & gals, the ball is in your court! I would go to bat for twinning with El Salvador!

Hmm, a Mediterranean climate twinned with a tropical one, now that’s Paradise!!!

Vancouver RTW is winding down

Monday, July 19th, 2010

pero the next adventure is looming just around the corner!

Alaska Air flight to SEATAC went well with just normal (or this day & age) security check, none of the DFW Gestapo tactics, Alaska seems to work things in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bye bye Alaska

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

OK to give the Yukon it’s due I must mention that Parks Canada is doing a good job of preserving the history of Dawson City. However viewing some sites is a pain trying to figure out when they are open ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Yukon Eh!!

Monday, July 12th, 2010
Bye bye CanadaAfter my positive Alaska experience Canada’s Yukon rates right down in the basement with OZ, an expensive disappointment! Strange how a line drawn on a map through the same type of country ... [Continue reading this entry]

Alaska, bucket list it!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Alaska is a whole different kettle of fish from the lower 48 states, is varied itself, from the capitol of Anchorage to Fairbanks & the other communities at the top of the world.

The mountain scenery is fantastic, the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Praise be to the Big Turtle

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

That I only have 2 more flights out of US the, then I shall never, ever have to set foot in one of their Fascist Homeland Stupidity controlled airports again!!

Thought Heathrow held the record for the most Nazified, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Modes of travel part 3 city options

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Cities of any size at all have city buses which are a cheap way to get around & Google Maps has routes & schedules for a lot of city transit systems, not sure how many as only used it for ... [Continue reading this entry]

Modes of travel part 2 Buses & Boats

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Being somewhat knowledgeable on busing, having spent 25 yrs in the industry, it was interesting traveling in different countries buses.

Note that in Europe I have only ridden on a few shuttle & city buses so any comments ... [Continue reading this entry]