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  • Day119

    Boston, USA

    January 10 in the United States

    After three great weeks spending quality time with my family and friends over christmas and new year I flew back to North America and had a two day stopover in Boston.
    On my first day I was really lucky with the weather (sunny and 2°C) - perfect for sightseeing. My host mentioned me a cool spot where I had a great view over Boston and there were still floes on the water.
    I did two selfguided free walking trails through the historical part of the city. I had to watch out for huge icicles falling down from the edge.
    The second day I already had my luggage with me so I decided to go to the library where I could luckily leave my backpack with the security. The library had two buildings an old/historical and a new/modern one. The old one reminded me a little bit of Hogwarts.
    After a view hours of sending resumes applying for jobs in the greater Toronto area I was tired of it so I decided to go to the airport early. When I checked in I was asked if I would like to take a flight earlier, it'll depart in half an hour. I was wondering whether I'll make it on time because of the security check. But this terminal (one of five) was so tiny the security check was just next to the Check-in area and just behind it was the gate. The flight took around one hour to Montréal.
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  • Day90

    Homestay in Orford

    December 12, 2017 in Canada

    After two great weeks in Montréal I did another homestay in the countryside. This time two hours east of Montréal close to Sherbrooke.
    My host Mathieu picked me up in Montréal cause he had a meeting in the city. When we arrived it was snowing a lot! His house was huge and so beautiful. Mat designed it himself.
    In these two weeks I painted three walls. It was quite a bit of work. But Mat was really pleased with my work. :)
    One day we went on a quad ride with his little son Attis to pick a christmas tree from his property. Afterwards I decorated the christmas tree together with Attis. I also was allowed to go for another quad ride by myself which was really exciting and a lot of fun. :) I spent an amazing time with Mat and Attis and hope to see them again one day.
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  • Day75

    Icehockey Game

    November 27, 2017 in Canada

    "GO HABS GO!" - This is the fan chant of the Montreal Canadiens. "Habs" comes from Les Habitants which is one of the french nicknames for the team.
    On monday they played against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Bell Center. The stadion was almost sellout and the atmosphere was just great. Especially after the early first goal for the Canadiens followed by a second one in the first period. In the second period it got thrilling when the Blue Jackets caught up and dominanted the game. After the second big break the Canadiens were back and made the final goal in the last minutes.
    It was a really great experience and probably not my last game I watched in Canada. Go Habs Go. :)
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  • Day73

    German Christmas Market - Québec City

    November 25, 2017 in Canada

    Last weekend Hannah and I took a rideshare to Québec City for visiting the German Christmas Market. We did couchsurfing at Antoine's place where I have been with Madeline before and Hannah knew him from couchsurfing too. When we arrived there were already a bunch of people Antoine had invited for vegetarian sushi. He did a really great job and it tasted delicious.
    On saturday afternoon we went to the old town where the christmas market was located. We enjoyed the atmosphere, had the smallest mulled wine (4oz) ever and some roasted almonds too. In the evening we went to a friends place where we met some more travellers and played werewolf together which was totally fun.
    Sunday we slept late and after a nice breakfast we went for another walk in the city. It was sunny but windy and quite cold.
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  • Day63

    Homestay in Magnetawan

    November 15, 2017 in Canada

    After spending a week in Toronto it was time for me to move to the countryside. So I did a homestay for three weeks at Philip and Louise place. They live three hours north of Toronto in a cottage at the lake. Unfortunately I hadn't the opportunity to meet Louise cause she was in Edmonton visiting their son and grand children. So for most of the time it was just Philip, me and their cat. We heated the cottage with firewood and got our drinking water from a spring water place close by. When it's -40°C the water is still running there and it tasted so good.
    For one week we got company from Tina a funny chinese girl. And for one weekend a former helper Yasaman from Iran studying in Toronto came up for visit with her friends Yasaman and Nick. We got the new bungalow painted and most of the electricity done. One afternoon Philip took us out for Bowling what was totally fun. They play it with just 5 pins and the small balls. After the game we went to the Schnitzelhouse an Austrian restaurant. The portions were huge and last for another or even two more meals. It was like having three Schnitzel on your plate 😅
    I had a great time in the countryside and learned a lot from Philip. If I have time I'll go back to visit them next year again.
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  • Day41

    Toronto Zoo

    October 24, 2017 in Canada

    Tuesday Pulkit and I went to the zoo. It took us around 1,5 hours to get there by public transport but it was worth to visit!
    The main attraction were the pandas. There were four of them, two kids and their parents. Most time they were just relaxing. ;)
    We hadn't enough time to see the whole zoo but we saw a lot and spent almost three hours there.
    Thanks for your company Pulkit! It was so much fun. :)Read more

  • Day40

    Casa Loma, Toronto

    October 23, 2017 in Canada

    Casa Loma is a castle-like manor built between 1911 and 1914 for around 3,5 Mio. Canadian Dollar by order of Sir Henry Pellatt.
    My host Pulkit and I enjoyed the visit and the nice view from one of the towers. Thanks for your company! :)

  • Day38

    Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

    October 21, 2017 in Canada

    Saturday I visited the museum and of course it was quite busy at the weekend. But it wasn't too bad at all.
    I liked the anemones in their variety of colours and the shining jellyfishs.

  • Day37

    CN-Tower, Toronto

    October 20, 2017 in Canada

    Luckily I got a Toronto citypass from my colleagues and employees as a farewell present. Thanks a lot for this again! :)
    So I did all the touristic stuff while I spent one week in Toronto staying at my couchsurfer host's place again.
    The first day I checked out the Royal Museum and went to the CN-Tower (Canadian National Tower) just perfect before sunset. It got two observation decks, the main one is 342m and the new one (Sky Pod) 446,5m high. It has a glass floor deck, too.
    The view was just amazing up there! :)
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  • Day36

    Niagara Falls

    October 19, 2017 in Canada

    I crossed the border at the Niagara Falls and had a short quick stop there cause I had to return the car on time. I was lucky with the weather, sunny and quite warm for mid october and it wasn't to busy at all.
    When I returned the car the mileage showed over 6000km for the past 19 days. But it wasn't just driving like it might seem. It was a beautiful roadtrip with stunning nature and meeting great people along the way.
    I would like to say thank you to my two travel companions Madeline and Caddi who made this trip even more enjoyable and to all my couchsurfing hosts for their kind hospitality! :)
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  • Day34

    Bangor, Portland, Concord & Rochester

    October 17, 2017 in the United States

    In Halifax our ways splitted. Madeline flew back home, Caddi went to New Foundland and I had to return the car to Toronto. I decided to drive via US this time to see something different. I found three great places to couchsurf on my way.
    I checked out some cool breweries Adam recommended to me in Portland and tasted some beer, cider and kamboucha. I bought some beer and kamboucha to bring it to my host in Toronto.Read more

  • Day31

    Louisbourg & Lunenburg

    October 14, 2017 in Canada

    In Louisbourg we visited the old fortress a reconstructed french town from the 18th century.
    The day after we went to Lunenburg a really nice small port city and canadas oldest german settlement. For lunch we had our first fish cake, so delicious.

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