Monday, January 21, 2008

Kingston: an Introduction

Kingston is a little city about 200 km East of Toronto, and 200 km West of Ottawa. With a population of about 120,000 people, Kingston is the home of Queen's University, Fort Henry (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which we'll be touring), and the famous 1,000 Islands (which we'll be seeing on a dinner cruise).

The Thousand Islands (just take our word for it that there are 1,000 of them)

Being a university town, Kingston is full of cheap and cheerful places to eat. Some of my favourites (from my school days) are the Sleepless Goat (great for vegetarians and vegans), Mekong, Windmills, and Luke's. All of these restaurants are located along Kingston's main street - Princess street, which also has heaps of cute little stores. Throughout the week, Kingston also has a farmer's market in the Market Square, with great local produce on sale.

Oooh, pretty!

Other Links:

The Haunted Walking Tour of Kingston (ooooh, scaaary)

Maps of Kingston

The Wikipedia entry on Kingston (Apparently there are a lot of buildings made from limestone.)

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