Montag, 17. August 2015

Urban Discoveries - Toronto & Calgary

Hey guys!
Like I promised, here I am, back with a new trip to tell you about!
And it is…. Drums please.. CANADA!
But isn't Canada.. Like.. Cold!? - See I can read your mind. Yes it might be, but certainly not in summer. We started off our trip in Toronto which was hot as - plus the fact that it's located right by Lake Ontario makes it pretty humid too. So anyone planning on going there in mid summer: Pack light clothes. Otherwise Toronto felt like a never ending city to me, whether it's downtown or the suburbs, it's just huge & gives you that feeling of blending into the crowd. We only stayed for 3 days so we didn’t get to see all parts of the city but still I feel like there are so many different cultures that you could go for a spin around the world if you visited them all. 
Apart from that we visited the Niagara falls, which are only like a 2 hour drive away from the city. I guess I don’t have to tell you that they’re pretty impressive, check out the photos for more!
Our next stop was Calgary which, just having seen Toronto, felt pretty small and I feel like there wasn't a lot going on in town, every one just seemed to have disappeared after 8 pm. I have to admit though that I don't know what it’s like on the weekends. 
After walking the city on our first day there, we spent the second one driving around the country side. Which in Alberta is pretty much a grid of roads with fields in-between and a couple of small villages & farms, which was actually a nice change to Germany. And it seems like each one of those small towns has made up a reason to go there, what seems to be pretty popular is „The biggest…“ On our way through Canada we passed the biggest black diamond and the biggest flying route, however, we did miss the biggest potato.  
There are quite a couple of things I noticed straight away after getting to Calgary. For example the cars. They're just HUGE, like seriously what do you guys use all these pick up trucks for?! We’ve been in Canada for 3 Weeks & still the only explanations I have for that are that either everyone in Alberta goes hunting or has one of those mobile homes to stick on your pick up and make an RV out of it. 
Moreover downtown Calgary is basically a network - The buildings have covered bridges in-between them so that in winter you can go through whole downtown without even stepping outside.
I guess they really need those though since sometimes not even the roads in town are free of snow. Though life aye?!

Lunch on the CN tower:

Mini version of the tower!

Dowwntown Toronto:

Niagara falls: 


Looks old right?! Well it's not.

Heritage museum

 On the road:

Abandoned railway bridge
Hard to decide..

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