Posts Tagged With: Canada

A New Kind of a Journey

I love traveling, seeing new places, learning more and more about different countries. However, I am a student. This means that I don’t have the time and the money to travel every week. This can’t stop me! Everyone of my friends and relatives has visited a country, city, village, or just a place that is impressive for them. I started interviewing them since I was curious to hear about those places.

At first I was not that encouraged. After I published my first post I was really excited from what I heard and read about Denmark. Then I started preparing every new post right after the publishing of the previous one. When I was writing my third and forth posts I was already thinking how amazing were these stories. I really want to go to all the places I wrote about. I want to visit the amazing Viking Ship Museum. I feel like going on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. I’d love to see the Great Toronto Area from the CN Tower.

I felt like I was visiting all the places just from listening and writing about them. When I saw the pictures of the gingerbread houses in Martha’s Vineyard I played the interview with Yana talking about them. I realized I shared Yana’s opinion. I thought

“Martha’s Vineyard is not America, it’s a little piece of heaven in America,” just like she said.

I visited Spain several years ago. I decided to share my experience with the readers of my blog. I didn’t think that Spain is such an adventure before writing about the country. I want to go back there and see even more.

To be honest, it was never my dream to go to Canada…until my brother told me about his trip.

“It was very shocking the first time,”

he said after going to the CN Tower. Later, when I saw his pictures, I was astonished just by looking at the photos. It completely changed my mind about not going to Canada.

The post after Canada was for Bulgaria. Bulgaria is my home country and I love it very much. It also has so much to offer to all the travelers and tourists. After I learned about the 5-shot video sequence in my journalism class, I decided my video to be about something that happened on my sightseeing trip in Bulgaria. The video is of a friend of mine tasting wine in Melnik. Melnik is famous for the most delicious and exquisite red wine. I also decided to tell my readers about Rila Monastery. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Bulgaria.

“The monastery looks majestic.”

I think this every time I see picture of the place or think about it. Furthermore, next week I’ll visit it again.

It is already the middle of the semester for me. For two months I have “visited” so many beautiful places through the eyes of other people. I learned so many things about the places I visited as well as many things about journalism and my major as a whole. It’s been an incredible new kind of a journey for me.

Here a small video summarizing my experience:

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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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