I've written about Montreal , British Columbia, Halifax, and Toronto. But I can't forget about the place that's most important to me; good old London Ontario.
People complain about London for different reasons. People from smaller towns think it tries too hard to be a big city. People from big cities think it's too small and boring. Personally, I think it's a nice compromise between a big city and a small town. We avoid the problems of a bigger city, like higher crime, taking two hours to get across town, and paying $1000 a month for a closet-sized apartment. At the same time, there is usually plenty to do - some big-ass concerts have happened at the John Labatt Centre, and smaller acts have plenty of places to go too. There's a nice variety of restaurants. Sunfest is this weekend, and Beerfest is in a few weeks, so there is no shortage of fests.
And you know, after having been all over Canada, I can honestly say that London has the highest proportion of beautiful girls. Since I'm a shallow bastard, that's pretty important. And I don't just mean bleach blond makeup-caked Western students (which there are thankfully less of around in the summer), but girls who are actually attractive.
Most importantly, though, London is where my family and friends are, so that makes it my favourite travel destination. Where else can we spend the evening looking for strangely-shaped peanuts?
And then arranging them in beautiful patterns on a glass of coke?
Hmmm...ok, maybe there really isn't enough to do in London.
At least there are fireworks!
Although this one could easily be the military firing missiles at a giant monster. You can't really tell from the video that it's only fireworks.
I think it would be exciting if a giant monster attacked London every Canada Day. But even though that doesn't happen, London is still a pretty great place to be.