Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oh Canada!

After what felt like a super long flight (it was 10 hours total) to get from Madrid to Toronto, via London of course, we were swooped up by family at the airport. It's so nice to see some familiar faces after you have been traveling for a month. I know it's not that long but I've just hit the 'time to go home' feeling so it's so nice to be in a place with already feels like home!

Whilst I would love to share with you all the happenings in Canada most of it is very personal and not necessarily about me so I'm unfortunately not going to share a heap with you. Canada was however the main reason for this long trip because my brother was getting married to the girl of his dreams, who of course is Canadian, and I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid and be heavily involved in their amazing day, amazing doesn't seem like a good enough description. The bride was beautiful beyond words and the groom looked so handsome. The venue was so picturesque, the food was great and the party was fantastic, but it was always going to be.  But lets not chat about the wedding, lets chat about Canada!

When we were driving from the airport to the house we were staying in I couldn't believe how much it felt like Australia, there are so many similarities it's incredible. So after being away for a month it was so good to feel at home in a foreign place. On top of heaps of bridal adventures and to dos we managed to get in a bit of sight seeing.

After we had been there for a few days we hired a car and headed into Toronto. We walked around for a little bit and stopped at the CN Tower.
The views were beautiful. You will have to forgive me as the photos are just from my iPhone and there was a slight reflection in the glass when I took them.

The next day we headed to Niagraa Falls, now that was beautiful. I knew there were water falls of course but otherwise I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away. There were 2 water falls, one on the USA side and the Canadian one. The Canadian one is the shape of a horse shoes and is easily 5 times bigger than the other one. They were both incredible. We did as all tourists do and went on the Maid of the Mist boat, got completely saturated and absolutely LOVED IT!!

Check out those photos! If that isn't good advertising for an iPhone camera I don't know what is! Everything about the Falls is just perfect. I would have loved to walk behind them but 1. My daughter wouldn't be able to do it, and 2. I was so not dressed appropriately for that.

Around the Falls was also a little theme park as well. There was all sorts of games, shops, restaurants, even a observation wheel. The place was fantastic! Definitely somewhere you should try and visit if you can.

The next night we went to a place called Dave and Busters. It was after the wedding rehearsal and it was such a fun place. It was a restaurant and sports bar with a full games room thrown in. We had so much fun but unfortunately I didn't take any photos! Silly me! Our last few days in Canada were taken up with wedding duties, I felt so special to be a part of my brothers big day and had the best time, that's the personal part that I can't really share.

We had such all lovely time in Canada that I am planning to come back and have my first white Christmas in the next few years. Oh I can't wait! But before then let's get on with our holiday.....New York city!!!!! 


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