Tag: mainland misadventures

  • Travelodge in Langley BC

    Travelodge in Langley BC

    Apparently shitty-altho-clean hotel rooms are $200 now? Jesus, this place would have been $85 in Campbell River as recently as you like. That’s the whole review.  My friend read somewhere that there was a pool which is why a room was booked at all for the visit, and this place takes full payment with the…

  • Mandarin ? restaurant chain in the GTA

    This article begins in Toronto a few months ago, when I dragged the friends I was staying with into a Mandarin with me for old time’s sake (mine, not theirs; they all seemed unclear on what Mandarin is, despite all being from Toronto).  But before I can explain what happened then that precipitated us leaving…

  • Date theme: ITS CHEAP [Uncle Willy’s, McFrugal’s, NoFrills]

    What does one say about the spendthrift? My parents tell me it’s in my Scottish DNA. This is perhaps why, in 1999, my Dad decided to go to Uncle Willy’s in Victoria for dinner once, as some kind of exercise in shared culture. I remember it vividly: a huge cafeteria style dining hall like a…