Most people over the Easter weekend in London experienced gorgeous sunshine, bbq’s and a true sign that summer is on it’s way! I, on the other hand, flew off to Canada. And I must say, I am in love with that country.
It is only recently that I am starting to explore the world, in the past year I have visited Spain, France, Amsterdam, Dublin and now Toronto. And within the week of being in Toronto I took in as many sights as I could, visited around as many places as possible and experienced the Canadian culture to the best of my ability. So here I am going to show you some of the most memorable moments from my 7 days across the pond.
The CN Tower
You see that tall building that has the little ball towards the top? This is the CN Tower, the tallest building in Toronto. You can even see it from nearby towns like Mississuaga which is INCREDIBLE!
And this image to the right? The view from the top of the tower at night.
The second day of being in Toronto (after spending the entire first day sleeping) my friends and I went to the top of the CN Tower for a really late dinner; by really late I mean it was 9.30pm by the time we got eating. But the view from the top of the tower was phenomenal. And what made it more amazing, is that the ball towards the top revolves. It took 70-odd minutes to do one full circle, and I believe we went around in a full circle at least twice, and you could see Canada for miles. And I am a major sucker for beautiful nighttime views, so you can imagine I fell in love with this view!
I would also like to give an honourable mention to the chap who was dressed up as Spiderman outside the Aquarium that day. I wanted a picture with him because WHY NOT and the next thing I know, he has picked up and and carrying me around the street.
If I decided to stay there, I’m sure I would have hunted him down and make him my husband… Until we meet again, Spiderman!
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada!
Does anyone else LOVE Aquariums? I used to find them boring when I was little but the Aquarium in Toronto was so fascinating and I realised something… I LOVE turtles and jellyfish… and I get so excited when I see any!
The Aquarium had so many wonderful chances to actually see these creatures so naturally. I stroked a little shark, had my nails cleaned by a Cleaner Shrimp, and even touched a Stingray. All of which was a whole new experience for me and I was oddly surprised by how slimy they felt!
Of course I need to mention I went to Niagara Falls. And of course I have to tell you that the Canadian side of the falls is utterly stunning! The American side is impressive, but the Canadian side (in my opinion) was more terrifying and impressive in comparison!
The night my friends and I spent in Niagara was filled with lots of alcohol and a trip to a casino… and guess what! I won 6 dollars… lady-luck was not on my side this time!
From the hotel room, we could see the Falls and my first word when I saw it was “wow” and that was pretty much all I could say for the next five minutes. And up close, it just got better! To see the Falls at the point were the water actually FALLS was terrifying, but so fascinating to look at. In all honesty? I thought it was beautiful.
Words cannot even describe just how beautiful I found this part of the world, and last but not least… the cutest little cafe I have ever seen in…
The friends I was staying with mentioned how in the North of Toronto, there is less city and more roads and mountains. With that, my Northerner side who misses the countryside was so excited to see what Canada is like away from a city. Of course, I saw the suburbs of Mississuaga, but Belfountain had a different kind of spectacular. The roads were long, the trees went for miles, the houses were isolated but it all seemed so perfect. As a final pitstop, we went into a little cafe to get a drink and something to nibble. The owners had set up this cafe so beautifully, it felt like Spring in it’s fullest form. I’m scared of bees, but these ones were very cute indeed, and the coffee was VERY TASTY!
Canada came with wonderful adventures, the chance to meet superb new people as well as catch up with a dear friend of mine who lives there. It also was a week of getting truly into Ice Hockey… as I am now a proud owner of a Maple Leafs vest top and was GUTTED I couldn’t get a jersey! Maybe next time… I am considering moving to Canada, you know…
On the topic of outfits, my outfit choice for the week was ON POINT! So for my final words for this blog post, my outfits during the week!
Until next time, my BABs