Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!
I know that is’ been a while, and I do apologize for my absence. And I’m not just going to tell you that I have been busy and couldn’t find enough time to write and edit, but truthfully, I also didn’t feel the “muse” to write. I am not sure why, but no ideas seemed quite good enough, nor did I find the drive to sit down and write. And I left it at that. I know the enthusiasm will come back, the inspiration will hit me again but there is no need to post anything half-finished that I can’t upload with a genuine conscience. I have talked about quality over quantity before, and you guys were all very understanding.
That being said, I still do have a good post for you today, because partly I was absent from my blog because I was busy exploring Toronto! As many of you know, I spent these last 9 months in Canada without my family, but on this last extended weekend my mom came to visit me and together we drove up to Toronto! It couldn’t have been a better weekend, so here I am, hoping to show you a little bit about my adventures and discoveries in Canada’s biggest city!
With its countless atmospheric cafés and restaurants which serve food from all over the world, big brands and unique boutiques along the streets, to a beautiful mixture of old and modern buildings, Downtown Toronto seems like a well-disposed thrown together city that has been literally built by people all over the world. It’s a lively and characterful place, certainly never boring to visti. Downtown Toronto flourishes as Canada’s a lively and characterful metropolis.
The CN Tower
The CN tower is undeniably the most prominent trademark of the city. Everywhere you go, the chances that you’ll see the 553 m high tower are pretty good. The view from up there is fantastic and gives you an idea of exactly ~how~ big Toronto really is. Definitely a must-see!
The Water Front
One of the nicest things to do on a beautiful day, is to walk along the water front. The busy promenade is broad and filled with ice cream vendors, little quays, boats, canoes and beautiful sitting areas for people to peacefully walk along Lake Ontario.
Nightlife in the Distillery District
Big cities never sleep and Toronto isn’t an exception. WIth the nigth coming in, there was you could feel the shift of atmosphere. Laughter from the restaurants and bars you passed, people dandering around, although still a little cool, it felt like one of the first summer nights in the year. I wondered whether certain lights in sky scrapers are left on on purpose… without them it would be awfully dark in the streets.
We chose to walk to the Distillery District to have supper and we couldn’t have made a better decision. The Distillery District is one of the most gorgeous areas in town with it’s beautiful old brick buildings and unique boutiques. Although beautiful at night, I would have wished to come back during the day when the shops wouldn’t be closed. Either way, it was a beautiful night, we ate at a really good mexican restaurant and even got to witness a proposal! (She said yes 😉 ). We then walked back to our hotel with a few detours, and trust me, there is nothing better than walking through a city at night with its thousands of lights, its friendly crowds of people who all just had a lovely evening, with a full belly and your mom. Pure happiness.
And this concludes my little travel diary of my time in Toronto. I truly love the city with all its mixed mached and colourful streetlife, interesting architecture, immense skyscrapers and the lush variety of restaurants, cafés and shops!
I hope I could give you an impression of the city, let me know if you’ve ever been there before or maybe plan to? Either way, I’d love to know what you think of it!
I’m out and about,