Toronto is famous for its mix of international residents and ethnic neighborhoods, all wrapped up in Canadian hospitality, including the impressive St. Lawrence food emporium (open since 1803), the nightlife of the Distillery Historic District, authentic Chinatown and nostalgic Little Italy.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Stuffing yet another chunk of minutes-from-the-sea Alaskan king crab into my mouth, I silently thanked the Russians for the 1960s experiment that introduced this scrumptious crustacean into the Barents Sea. Only three days into my Scandinavian adventure, and already I was smitten — not only by the food, but also by the art, culture, heritage and style.