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#HyundaiDriveSquad: That one time I RODE AN ELEPHANT at African Lion Safari




Hay kids, hay!

Remember that one time I RODE ON A FREAKING ELEPHANT? No? That’s okay. I haven’t even told you about it yet, bwahaha. I’m about to though, so buckle on innnnn (like I did, that one time I rode on an elephant!)


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Yeah, that’s an ele-selfie.

Okay, so a few weeks ago I hit up African Lion Safari with my boyf (Steven), my brother (Brodie), and my brother’s girlfriend (Meghan) in the sweet 2014 Hyundai Veloster I was testing for the week as part of the Hyundai Drive Squad.




African Lion THUGFARI

African Lion THUGFARI


For those of you outside of Ontario (and my analytics tells me that’s quite a few of you — what up ‘Murrica?) African Lion Safari is pretty much the sickest place ever — as in you get to ride elephants sometimes and monkeys will jump directly onto your car sick:



From Wikipedia:

African Lion Safari is a family-owned safari park situated [near Toronto.] It includes more than 1,000 animals, representing over 100 species of mammals and birds from across the globe. Guests may tour seven game reserves (with a total area of about 740 acres) traversed via tour buses or the visitors’ own vehicles where animals roam freely in large contained areas.”


Yeah, so basically you get to drive your car through a private reserve with lions, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and tons of other cute baby animals… Well, they’re not all babies, but to me every animal is a baby animal. You know how it is.

CHECK THIS OUT THOUGH: An actual baby animal, attached to a mommy animal!





Now before I continue, I must give the maddest of props to Hyuandi for letting me take one of their gorgeous Velosters (in a colour called Vitamin C that I really actually dig) through the safari. Fortunately, the only “damage” caused to the car was by way of tiny monkey paw prints on the windshield. I mean, the giraffes are pretty chill… they just walk around and look cool. nobody tried to bite through a hubcap. It was all good.




Can I get a little bit auto on you for a sec and talk about this car I was driving? Because man, this car. It’s so… zippy! I’ve tested out zillions of whips (or like 15, maybe) throughout the course of my blogging career (career, ha!) and can honestly say that the Veloster was one of my favourites yet.




Not only is it powerful and great on gas, it’s freaking cute as heck to boot around in. I had multiple people ask me about it after watching me parallel park like a BAUCE (legit though, I will never stop bragging about my parallel parking skills. I am so good.) and the Insta-famz was eating it up.

I would drive this car again. I would buy this car if I didn’t live in downtown Toronto and actually needed a car every day. True say. Even my parents were smitten! I let mom sit in the driver’s seat for a bit so that I could take an Annettski selfie :)




For more information on the Hyundai Veloster, clickez ici or get thee to a dealership and test one out for yourself if you can. Popsicles not included (and yes, I was parked when I took this.)




More on the African Lion Safari adventure though — which, as you may have guessed by now, was part of my #hyundaidrivesquad experience.

I had a blast with my bro-bro and Meghan, with Stevie, with the animals, with the Veloster, and ESPECIALLY upon buying these elephant ear thingies (and in Brodie’s case, a proper safari hat) :




We all got some headgear, because how can you not? HOW CAN YOU NOT THOUGH? RIDDLE ME THAT?

If you’re into animals and cool stuff, check out the sweet sweet photo-dump Storify below for more photos and videos from our day-trip. If you’re not… step up your life game, bruh.



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E-bikes, World Pride and CANADA DAY!!!


Good sunny Saturday afternoon, durrlings!

I’m blogging from Steve’s house today — his Mac is like, good. Better than the one that I spilled gingerale all over at home (wahhhh.) Yeah, word to the wise: Don’t drink from a 2-litre of pop whilst cruising Tumblr on your MBP. Now I’m back to the Dell for a bit… until I can either purchase a new Macbook or (the more likely option) bring mine somewhere to get the water damage fixed.

Anyhoo, this past week was a glorious one, filled with colour and happiness and ELECTRIC SCOOTER BIKES. For posterity’s sake (as in for the purpose of showing my kids how cool the 2010′s were when I’m like, 50) I’ve decided to Storify some of the highlights from World Pride 2014, Canada Day 2014, and that one time I rented an e-bike with my boyfriend 2014. Also, here’s a gratuitous shot of me and Steven’s cat, Wiz Katlifah:






C’est tout! Today, I’m off to a BBQ in a Bob Marley shirt from Billabong. GO SUMMER GO!



Love always,

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