If living in Toronto has thought me anything, it’s that I shouldn’t judge a place solely on preconceptions. I try not to hold much bias when I visit a new place, but I think we all have some expectations before we travel and I expected Toronto to be, well, not as “out-there” as it can […]
If living in Toronto has thought me anything, it’s that I shouldn’t judge a place solely on preconceptions. I try not to hold much bias ...
Unlike street art, which is very much a perishable form of art (unless it’s a Bansky behind a pane of plexiglass, of course), architecture tends ...
Last year I was itching to enter this contest that is now back for it’s second year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t as I didn’t have a ...
Unlike street art, which is very much a perishable form of art (unless it’s a Bansky behind a pane of plexiglass, of course), architecture tends to stick around a lot longer. Well, at least you’d hope it would. I don’t hold enough appreciation for good architecture as I should, I definitely don’t stop to take […]
Last year I was itching to enter this contest that is now back for it’s second year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t as I didn’t have a travel blog back then, but when I realised that TravelSupermarket.com were running the competition again this year I was super excited! I love anything colourful and vibrant. I’m drawn to colour, […]
The obvious answer would be that you move, right? Well, there are always other options, but for me, when I’m not happy where I am, I move. Some of you may call that running away and you’d be right, I have no other excuse really do I? In just under 5 weeks I will be […]
I walk along the narrow alley way, a shortcut between where I’m currently living and the nearest Tim Hortons. I see a middle aged man walking towards me. I don’t notice it by sight, but he’s holding something, something I only notice by smell. The familiar pungent scent delicately meets my nostrils. Once I get a […]
One of the reasons I chose Toronto as the place to start my two year working holiday in Canada, was because there is so much to see and do here. So far, I’ve been over to Toronto Island, around the ROM, up the CN Tower and down “Graffiti Alley” – and I still have so […]
I don’t have a definitive bucket list. Maybe I will make one day, but the fact that I like to change my mind more times than Lady Gaga changes costumes, well, that would make a definitive list defunct really. But, there are some things I know I would definitely like to do; like travel through […]
I’ve already given away that I enjoyed it, right? You know, since the title says “my first Tbex” and not “my first and only ever Tbex…” For those of you wondering what a Tbex is, it’s a conference for travel bloggers…and that’s it. That’s right, there are that many travel blogs out there that they […]
Since moving to Toronto I have become obsessed with street art. This, I did not expect. Why didn’t I expect become obsessed with street art in Toronto? Well, that’s a very good question. I suppose, it’s because of the typical Canadian stereotype which suggest that all Canadians are rule followers and polite; too polite to […]
I can’t believe it has already been a month since we landed in Toronto. Time has been flying by so quickly! So far Canada, well Toronto, has been mostly what I expected it to be, but with a few little surprises. Here are the little things that have made the biggest impression on me so […]
About Travel Armadillo
My name is Lilian and I'm a media graduate who loves to travel. I've backpacked around Australia and my next destination is Canada. Follow me as I travel slowly around the world and inspire you to do the same. Read more about me
We all hit bumps along the road and I've hit quite a few, but that shouldn't put you off travel and I'm here to show you why. Check out my hiccups page if you would like to read about all of my travel mistakes, disasters, embarrassments - go on! You'll feel better about your own travel disasters after you've read some of mine!
- Toronto: First Impressions May 22, 2013
- So I Bought a BB Cream January 26, 2013
- Travel Update: I’ve Applied For My Canadian Working Holiday Visa! February 13, 2013
- Thoughts on My First Tbex June 20, 2013
- Liebster Blogging Awards February 6, 2013
- Quirky Toronto: Shit Just Got Weird October 18, 2013
- My Favourite Pieces of Toronto Architecture September 10, 2013
- Capture the Colour! August 29, 2013
- What Do You Do When You’re Not Happy in the Place You’re In? August 28, 2013
- I Quit Smoking and It Made Me a Better Traveller August 9, 2013
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