Jumping Through Peru – Cusco

Cusco was the real start of our Gadventures family’s journey as it was the first guided tour day by Gadventures.

At elevation of 3,399m, it was intended for us to stay a day in Cusco in order to acclimatize to be ready for the Inca Trail where the highest point at Dead Woman’s pass is 4,215m. Although most of us already had taken altitude sickness prevention medication, we still eagerly drank the coca tea provided as it is a popular method in the Andes for altitude sickness prevention.  We all made many jokes on how coca tea was a drug because (according to Wiki) they contain alkaloids which when chemically extracted are the source for cocaine base. Continue reading “Jumping Through Peru – Cusco”

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

Kensington Market is a popular spot for me and my friends to go to after our Sunday morning dragon boat practices. Mainly because it’s pretty close by, the parking is cheap, and there’s a large variety of food to choose from.

I think I have gone there about 3-4 times this summer alone and have definitely tried out a good handful of what Kensington has to offer. My friend Jeremy lived in the area during University so he was very knowledgeable about the area, and we followed his recommendations entirely! Continue reading “Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market”

A Chocolate Social

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Chocolate Tales’ newest event – Chocolate Social which brings their chocolate and truffle making classes outside of the classroom and into a much more relaxed and social environment of a restaurant or bar. In my case, it was at Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar.

I’ve gone to one of Chocolate Tales’ chocolate making class in the past and this time I was attending a truffle making class. Continue reading “A Chocolate Social”

Becoming a Chocolate Connoisseur (kind of)

A couple weeks ago I was invited to attend a chocolate making workshop hosted by Chocolate Tales. They have a variety of classes such as Chocolate Making, Tempering, Truffle Making and Decorating, and at multiple locations in the GTA. However because I work in Mississauga, a lot of the weekday classes were not as convenient for me, I would have loved to attend the Truffle Making 101 class! I attended one of their Classic Chocolate Making Works classes on Saturdays at Swansea Town Hall. Continue reading “Becoming a Chocolate Connoisseur (kind of)”