The unknown land of Canada

How many of you have been to Canada? At least most of my friends prefer the US. Recently, my brother, Ruslan, went to Canada on a business trip. In his free time he traveled. He told me about several impressive places he visited.

Saint Jacobs is the first place he visited. This is a small town close to Kitchener. He went to a very unusual mall there. All the goods in this mall are made by the Mennonites. The Mennonites are a Protestant group. The teachings of the Mennonites were founded on their belief in both the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, which they held to with great conviction despite persecution by the various Roman Catholic and Protestant states. The goods included honey, different gifts made in indian style, like dream catchers.

Indian bottle opener

He also saw a house that was 150 years old. It was in old architecture style.

In the same town he visited a museum with Mennonites sect artifacts, and how they moved there and about their leaders.

After that he walked around in a hardware museum. There are old typewriters, old abacuses, tools, tape players, tape-recorders, an old mill.

Here comes Toronto. Ruslan visited the CN Tower. The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is 553 meters high. The highest point open for tourists is at 446 meters height. There are three levels. The first level is with glass floor. You can see 400 meters downwards.

“It was shocking the first time.”

The glass can resist up to 19 big hippopotamuses. The next level is a restaurant. It is rotating at 360 degrees, for one hour.

You can see the whole city of Toronto if you have a meal for more than one hour.

The last floor was an open balcony with safety nets. The whole Great Toronto Area(GTA) is visible from there.

“The tower is very impressive.”

It is the highest building in North America. It is second after the tower in Dubai. Until 2006 it was on first place.

The next stunning place he visited was … Niagara Falls.

It is much more impressive from Canadian side than from the side of the US.

Niagara Falls doesn’t need much introduction. It consists of three waterfalls. It is a “self-eating” waterfall. Every year it becomes bigger and stronger. Ruslan went on a cruise that led him 50 meters from the fall. An interesting thing about Niagara Falls is that there is a rainbow every day, because of the evaporations and the steam from the waterfall.

“It is very hard to describe this place with words. The feeling to be so close to such a force of nature is very influential.”

He tells that the greatest moment was when he was on the ship. The stream there is so strong that people have to wear raincoats, in order not to get wet. If you are trying to take photos, be sure to keep your camera from the water. This was the most impressing thing he saw in Canada.

He visited many parks as well. Canada has a rich nature.

Not only “naked” fields. There are conifer forests mostly, because it is quite cold there. There are more animals, than you can see in any park in Bulgaria. You can see squirrels walking freely. Ducks and swans swim in the lakes there. As a whole it is very clean and well-kept. In many parks there are small zoos with free entrance. They are maintained every day. There are big baseball fields.

He lived in a house with a very beautiful view towards a river and a forest. He describes the place as very calm. As a whole the life in Canada is tranquil. No one is in a hurry. There aren’t traffic jams. It’s clean. The air is much more cleaner than many places in Bulgaria, especially the big cities. He has very positive impressions from Canada.

As every nation, Canadians have their traits. They are a bit hypocritical, but there are also really nice people as well.

He had a really great time there, although he was on a business trip. Canada is an unknown place for many people. Be sure to visit the unknown.

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2 thoughts on “The unknown land of Canada

  1. For some reason I’ve always thought Canada is cooler than the US xD At least they admit they are a country of immigrants, they don’t meddle in other countries’ political affairs, and life there is pretty much secure and peaceful. I know a lot of people who moved to Canada, so I’m not randomly blabbering. I’m glad you wrote about it (:

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