There’s something extremely bizarre about feeling more culturally connected to a foreign country – one that you only spent two years of your life in – rather than where you happened to grow up. When I speak of my experience in Spain, I often have to interject with, “but those were the two most influential … Continue reading
Category Archives: Travel
Being Ottawan in Toronto: The Low-Down
For anyone who’s lived in Ottawa, Toronto, or even other various parts of Canada, it’s quite clear that Ottawa and Toronto are two very different cities that long to be the most important city in Canada. While Torontonians might laugh at the idea of there being any rivalry between their great city and any other … Continue reading
10 Things: About Toronto (As a Newbie)
When moving to a new city, there are a few things you instantly notice as being different from what you’re used to. Not too long ago, I wrote a similar post about Madrid. Now, despite being back in Canada, I’ve moved to Toronto, which is a city I’ve never lived in before. It’s considered to … Continue reading
New Year, New City: Toronto
One year ago, I remember contemplating where I would be a year from then. Whilst in my Madrid apartment, I kept thinking to myself, “I want to try Toronto next”. I had resigned myself to the fact that while I loved living in Spain, I wanted to live in my home country. Not only that, though; … Continue reading
(North America) Age: Just a Number?
As of late, I’ve had quite a few interesting conversations with a few people – all of whom were at different ages – about the concept of age itself. As a native of North America, I had never before thought much about the desire to be eternally young. However, during my time in Spain, I began … Continue reading
Traveller Takeover (Part 1): Melissa!
Throughout my travels, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some fellow like-minded travellers with interesting stories of their own. As someone who always likes to know someone else’s ‘story’, it’s become important to me that some of these tales be shared on the blog. Thankfully, my good friend Melissa has agreed to start off this … Continue reading
Why Do I Keep Dreaming About Spain?
I’ve been having some strange dreams lately. When I say ‘strange’, I refer to how vivid, surreal, and aesthetically beautiful these brief portraits have been. One of these dreams made me feel oddly emotional, while another one felt completely natural. How does any of this make sense? It all started three weeks ago, when I dreamt of … Continue reading
Top 5: Places I Would Revisit
I have a constant need to try new things, visit new places, and meet new people. I’m a fan of novelty, although once I’ve decided I truly like something, it sticks with me for life. This, of course, translates to my taste in travel. Although my dream would be to continue visiting new places, I would … Continue reading
Travel Canada: Montréal
As any Canadian would know, traveling within Canada can be unbearably difficult. While Canada is the second biggest country in the world, it also boasts some of the most expensive domestic flights to be found anywhere. If you don’t believe me, here’s an astounding fact: from Toronto, it’s cheaper to fly to Los Angeles than … Continue reading
Travel Do’s: Knowing Your Weaknesses
For a lot of people, recognizing personal weaknesses can be a challenge. It’s understandable, too, considering we’ve been taught to either hide our weaknesses, or downplay them. Have you ever heard of anyone who suggested informing potential employers of all of your major weaknesses, or anything you may be terrible at? The answer is probably … Continue reading