04. – 08.10.2019
Having arrived in Canada, my first stop there were the Niagara Falls – right at the border to the United States. Well, I must say, I was a bit surprised. These waterfalls are NOT the highest ones in the world (it is the Angel Falls in Venezuela which I had to skip because of the severe civil riots there at the moment) BUT they have the highest water flow rate in the world – that’s why they are used for producing hydroelectricity. Around these waterfalls, there is an amusement district that looks like a small Las Vegas, and at night, there are colorful lights and fireworks. Veeery different to what I had imagined…
Nearby, there is the small, idyllic town of Niagara-at-the-lake that is full of beautiful Canadian houses, vineyards, and streets that look like in a movie.
The next day, it was time to set off to Toronto, where the Nuit Blanche (White Night) was taking place. That’s when the streets of this city are turned into an all-night temporary art venue by hundreds of artists. There were huge hands doing the peace sign, a river made of lights, a silent disco in the graffiti alley, and bands all over the place. What a special time to experience this vibrant metropolis!
When the sun rose the next day, I decided to experience Toronto during daylight. There is so much to see: castles, colorful markets, streets full of graffiti, wonderful parks … And the best was to set over to the islands with my host Kurtis by ferry and see the sun set over the skyline from there. What an amazing view! 🙂
Having discovered the city, I also wanted to see the countryside of Toronto. Thus, we went hiking in Pickering, a suburb, and discovered the first colored leaves of the season. Looking forward to the Indian Summer here in Canada!