Hotel Guide: Shangri-La Toronto by Didier Young

We all have those times when we start feeling a tad uninspired by our surroundings and feel the need for a change of scenery. At times, that simply means that I need to get out of the house, go for a walk and end up at a coffee shop with my computer. On other occasions, it requires a week long trip somewhere completely different to fully recharge my inspiration tank. However, time doesn't always permit such a luxury and when such a situation arises, one of the best options is to partake in a small staycation here in the city itself. With that in mind, I packed a small overnighter bag and headed over to the Shangri-La hotel.

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Bosk & Chef Emil Minev by Didier Young

The pen is mightier than the sword. This particular sentence gives a grander purpose to the power of words as opposed to brutal force. With words, we shape human laws and allow arguments to be resolved through debate. We pass down words of wisdoms and lessons learned. We create imaginary worlds and creatures that transport us to otherworldly locations. Sometimes written words are so powerful that they lead explorers in a wild goose chase, searching for a mystical paradise and sometimes the idea of those utopian lands creates such a lasting image that we name buildings and hotels after them. Such is the case with the Shangri-La hotels.

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