I grew up in a city with very few African Canadians.
I recall the first black kid I met. He became a school hero after a math teacher we disliked was fired for some racist comment.
Later my black friend Dave Green became assistant coach at Altadore. He was mostly embarrassed for me. Dave was cool. I was not. 😀
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I originally wrote a post on this topic 2 years ago.
This is an update after my 2018 trip.
Chile is a lousy travel destination, in general. It’s expensive yet quality is comparatively poor for what tourists get. Low value. ☹️
To expand, I’m disappointed in Chile, Argentina and many other nations for their national priorities.
I can’t recommend any destination that has not figured out trash collection.
I can’t recommend any nation that in 2018 still tolerates feral dogs. Why aren’t they spayed or neutered? Why hasn’t the SPCA come to Chile?
I can’t recommend any destination that doesn’t provide enough public toilets.
Every time you turn around in Chile something is broken or closed. Not much money is spent on maintenance. ☹️
Most buildings are made of wood. They have a lot of fires, needless to say, due to crappy fire prevention.
Street art is great. But there are far too many vandals and taggers in Chile. Nobody seems to do anything about them.
New Zealand or Australia are far better tourist travel destinations than Chile, by comparison.
Egyptian Gymnastics Federation President ‘Bebo’ took some of the foreigners out to Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي), a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo.
We sipped mint tea and bubbled shisha at the same table where Putin and Saddam Hussein once sat.
Before I traveled to Egypt in 1994 all I knew about the nation was Naguib Mahfouz‘s novel Midaq Alley (1947) set in an alley in Khan el-Khalili.
Dinner was exactly my style. A tiny side street local joint with paper table cloths and feral cats waiting for leftovers.
First course was rice stuffed pigeon!
I spent quite a few weeks in Toronto this year. Most mornings I’d walk down to Tim Horton’s for coffee and enjoy the sunrise.
A 2017 survey of 1500 people.
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