From Montreal I hopped on a bus and drove up to Ottawa in a couple hours. My stay was cool, chose a hostel that used to be a prison in the early 1900. Rooms where still the exact cells and even the doors had bars, death-row cells where still there to check out and it even had a small exhibition on the history of the building. Anyways, a Chileen guy who had been living in Ottawa for about a year, was eager to show me around town. And so he took me and a Parisian traveller around to see the lake, waterfall, canals and parliamentary. Ottawa is the Washington of Canada and has some buildings that obviously make you think like you’re in London! And even the tower plays the same tune as the Big Ben, kinda funny!
Next I took a train to Toronto to go see two of my friends from Canada. We went to AMFI together when we were doing the International Fashion Magazines project and stayed in contact after. I couldn’t be more excited to spend time with them! We had a blast and it is honestly so cool to see a city from a ‘local’ perspective. Watching movies in one’s loft, secretly checking out the University they graduated from, stay over at my friends’ place and hangout with lots of their friends.
Funny fact, Toronto kinda seem the be a small version of New York, with its mini verion of Manhatten, Timesquare and the Flat Iron building. Though Toronto has a real charm to it that it is a lot smaller, friendlier, bike-able and cheaper. It has a fair amount of street art as well, which inspires while taking a stroll down the centre, while trams, the old retro ones, pass you by and add a nostalgic feel to the whole scenery. One slight down side, which would be the only thing that holds me from moving there… it’s freakishly cold during winter time. Bummer. Gotta go back in summer time though.. Would love to hang around there and have drinks in the park on a warm summer night!
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