I’m on my way.

On my way to the world I want to explore, to the people that I’ll be happy to meet and smile to.

Most of the time emotions and experiences earned during a trip come up when we stop and think about them from a distance. It’s been one week I left Canada and only now I am fully aware of how lucky I have been to spend my time there.

Today let me first take you to Toronto (that I learned Canadians pronounce “Trawno” or “Teronno”, uhm no, maybe “Toe-ron-noe”… well, whatever), on a ride that looks in the mirror of shiny skyscrapers and along streets I walked with excitement and euphoria.

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I cannot write about Hamilton without mentioning Tim Hortons, the Canada’s largest fast food service, where I had my daily coffee and muffins, sometimes.  Do you know Tim Hortons Fruit Explosion Muffin? 360 kcals of happiness. Starting the day with a Timmy’s Lady cheering you with her best smile (and a couple of those compliments… you know, the ones that make you feel like a queen) while serving that muffin, is priceless.

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Let me finally take you to the Bruce Peninsula, where I swam in the cold and pristine waters of the Georgian Bay and climbed the rocks that rest on the sea (I almost sound like a cool girl :)). Always daydreaming and laughing airily in the company of wonderful fellow adventurers.

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  1. what a great blog! if you loved Toronto, you must spend some time in Montreal….
    I may be a bit biased, but it is much more interesting than Toronto !
    however, London is, by far, the most fascinating city of all… thankfully, my daughter now calls it home…

  2. I grew up cose to Toronto (Ter-on-nuh), had a cottage at Lions Head on the Bruce Peninsula where I spent my summers as a chid and will be flying to Hamilton for my nieces wedding in 2 weeks.