I've been in the beautiful country of Canada this past week and a half and although the time has now come for me to return to Munich — I thought a blog post would make my trip last a bit longer, through the photos of course.
I visited downtown Toronto on the first weekend we were here. It's been 14 years since I last visited Toronto so it was really great to see the city again, this time from a different perspective.
My sister, Vinita and I tried the surprisingly delicious combination of fried chicken and waffles with Niagara cherry jam, maple syrup and cream at The Drake Hotel. Their brunch menu was so good, and I loved their cute and quirky restaurant style. I definitely recommend it! :)
The Canadian $5 note is a little bit cool. Depicting an astronaut alongside the Canadaarm 2 — the Bank of Canada began circulating this new note last year — symbolising Canada's contribution to space exploration. I'd heard a lot about the new design so was excited to finally see it (and try not to use it)!
Niagara Falls was a magnificent sight to see. The three waterfalls dotted along the border between the United States and Canada were an incredible shade of turquoise in the Springtime sun — a rainbow even sat on the water which made for a great photo!
I stayed in Niagara-on-the-Lake which is about an hour and a half away from Toronto by car. Famed for its wine and ice wine production, the area is scattered with wineries — as well as the Georgian McFarland House, Floral Clock and the famous Rainbow Bridge— connecting the United States and Canada.
It's always fun revisiting places you first saw as a child and can now experience as an adult.
I'll be working in Montreal from June this year so I'm looking forward to spending more time in Canada, it really is a lovely country :)