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IAS 2010 Vienna - Gay Night out "Triggers"

published: July, 22, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

Last night I had my gay night out with a few friends. I’m not one to be going out to the bars when I travel for a few reasons.

Last night I had my gay night out with a few friends. I’m not one to be going out to the bars when I travel for a few reasons. The number one is that I don’t drink, and that usually isn’t a huge problem, but still, most of these places are about drinking, and suddenly I feel rather socially awkward. At our first stop, Village, we hung out in the smoke-filled very hot little bar chatting and watching the videos (music – get your mind out of the gutter). Here I starting chatting with a

AIDS 2010: Leona Aglukkaq - Conservatives turn their back on the Federal Initiative for AIDS again.

published: July, 23, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

I'm off to Budapest this evening, and will not be posting until probably Sunday.

I'm off to Budapest this evening, and will not be posting until probably Sunday. One of the big stories for me at the conference is how dismal Canada is on the international scene with it comes to AIDS. They don't like the issue, and they certainly do not like community. It would be no surprise that she was not well received, and even booed at the pathetic Canadian Reception (I didn't go, my friends provided me the critics) where you even had to buy your own drinks. I can't spell the ministe

Budapest

published: July, 24, 2010 Categories // Brian Finch

My hotel is a breath taking 5 star hotel that is the grandest place Ive stayed in for a very long time.

In Budapest, I love its rawness. As if the city is a diamond in the rough. The keyboard is driving me crazy so I wont be writing much. My hotel is a breath taking 5 star hotel that is the grandest place Ive stayed in for a very long time. When checking in we are escorted to the second floor for the Exective Services check in and so well taken care of. It appears that Budapest would be the next up and coming European city. It reminds me of what Prague was like before Disney took it over and m

Brastlava - International travel for only 14 Euros.

published: July, 25, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

n my world eating at MacDonald’s twice in one day, in two different countries is glamorous.

In my world eating at MacDonald’s twice in one day, in two different countries is glamorous. Not that I intended on it being that way. There comes a time when I’m traveling alone where I can’t bear the thought of sitting and staring out into the air as I eat my meals in restaurants, and it arrived today. Making the most of my last day, I thought I’d head on over to Slovakia. Bratislava, to be more precise; every horror movie, or let me be more specific – train wreck torture porn –

Back Home - I dedicate this post to John Wilke my travel agent

published: August, 02, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

After crashing post-Air Transat transatlantic with non-stop service from Vienna to Toronto, including my Options Plus service, I have resurfaced.

After crashing post-Air Transat transatlantic with non-stop service from Vienna to Toronto, including my Options Plus service, I have resurfaced. Not that anyone particularly noticed, as traffic on the net during the long hot summer days as they grind to an almost painful halt. My flight back had all the ingredients of a flight from hell: the most children I’ve ever had on a flight, including moms running after their kinds in the aisles, if they bothered to care where they were; seniors lin

Budapest or Bust: 24 hours in a new favourite city

published: July, 25, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

The last 24 hours are a bit of a blur. My friend and I boarded a train to Budapest. It was time to get out of Vienna.

The last 24 hours are a bit of a blur. My friend and I boarded a train to Budapest. It was time to get out of Vienna. I have to say, that I actually liked it better than Vienna.  Budapest is definitely a diamond in the rough that I believe is one of Europe’s up and coming cities. It’s Prague before Prague got its Disneyland make over.   Slowly the buildings are being brought back to life. Many of the streets I felt as if I were walking around what a city, with the exception of post

“If You Can Make It There, You’ll Be Ready To Go Home After A Week....New York, New York

published: June, 22, 2010 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

I never thought I’d be saying this, but I was never so happy to see that giant space needle in the sky. Toronto is definitely my new home. Don’t get me wrong.....

I never thought I’d be saying this, but I was never so happy to see that giant space needle in the sky. Toronto is definitely my new home. Don’t get me wrong......John and I had a fantastic time in New York for our honeymoon. It was great catching up with old friends and seeing some of my old haunts. But all the work and projects that I had set up for myself in the T-Dot was calling me after a week. I guess that is a good thing. I love it here. And New York City is a great place to visit..

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