Tag: multiculturalism

St. James' Park

Wake up to new perspectives

It’s my birthday today. I’m typing this while sitting on the bed of my Airbnb, a place I’m staying at temporarily until my new flatshare is ready for me to move in.

It’s been a hectic couple of months. It feels like a lot has happened.

Having left Toronto, I now appreciate its multiculturalism

A month later, I think I am finally ready to talk about my experience in Brazil. This blog won’t list all the different things I did in Recife and in Rio de Janeiro, but instead, it’ll talk more about the aftermath of it. As I had mentioned before, I had taken a lot of photos of my two-week vacation in the country, and you can simply visit my Facebook photo album here if you would like to take a look. But to be honest, most of it is just me standing in front of a beautiful view looking out into the Atlantic Ocean. There wereΒ a lot of palm tree photos too. One of the first things I remember saying to my Brazilian friends when I arrived in Recife was, “You guys have palm trees!” Being Canadian, I have never seen a palm tree up close, and I saw so many of them in Brazil!Β Some palm trees were so tall, they were deemed the tallest in Rio. (I’m talking about the ones from Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro!) It seems so silly that I was making such a big deal out of seeing palm trees but these little things made my trip more enjoyable.

Instagram

  • Sail boats. I miss this weather. 🌀️
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? A glimpse between the towers at Canary Wharf. ✈️
  • #CoolNotCold, that's my Canada. ❀️ I would love to win a round-trip back home to Toronto, @AirCanada!
  • My eyes look unnaturally big in this photo. πŸ‘€ Selfie in front of the thrones at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. πŸ‘‘
  • The Danish grandeur of the chapel at Frederiksborg Castle. Exquisite. 🏰
  • Middle of nowhere Norway, where nature is truly larger than life. πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ Fresh air, fresh water, fresh /smells/... I miss you. πŸƒ Will never forget the memory of biking down this mountain path. Streams, rivers, and waterfalls all the way down through the valley. What a feeling. 🏞️