Here’s to another adventure!
THERE WILL BE SNOW.I packed a thick winter coat, toboggans, scarf and gloves. Me being extra I also brought thermal bottoms which I wore underneath my jeans almost every day. I also wore warm boots with boot socks as well. But if your used to the cold then do you boo.
DAy 1: travel day
SIDENOTE: we purchased our tickets for the places we were going to on CityPass, and I would highly recommend you looking into it if you travel to Toronto)
Day 2: Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum. I meeeaaaaan it's a museum. So you use your imagination on how that went. I mean, I like to see artifacts but again. It's a museum.
Welp. That wraps up Day 2. As you can tell, it's been definitely a busy day, especially since we had a lot of stops that we wanted to make sure to go see. Unfortunately, we got caught in traffic headed back to the hotel AND LET ME TELL YOU the traffic is absolutely terrible. I think it took us about 3 hours to get back to the hotel.
Niagara Falls. and the surrounding area. We did some research on what we wanted to do however, we didn’t buy tickets until we actually got to the center. The passes that we bought allowed us to go to three different places, which I was highly appreciative of.
under the falls. We took an elevator down, and it was a self-guided tour in one of the tunnels that ran through and under the falls. Not to downplay it but it was eh. Maybe because it was the falls were actually frozen or the fact that it was self-guided and extremely short. Next was I guess you can say the 4D movie,
"Niagara's Fury."this movie was catered for the younger crowd as it was a cartoon version of how the falls were formed. BUT before you write this one off…I still recommend going through it. The actually 4D portion of the movie is pretty good for what it's worth. We didn't really get wet like that…but that could just be because of where we were standing.
butterfly conservatory. The consensus amongst Devonte and Me was that this was the best part of everything….weather considered. After watching a quick maybe 5-10 minute introductory video, you walk into the actual conservatory. And it's just butterfly galore. Granted it's specific species but still. There are just a TON of butterflies flying around, eating, and even landing on you. I had at least two lan on me while we were in the conservatory, probably because I was wearing a purple shirt. Like Devonte said in the interview I conducted on him… the butterfly conservatory was the best part of the day.
For lunch we had Poutinerie…which was basically something we couldn't leave Canada without trying. Poutinerie is basically in a nutshell… fries + gravy + Cheese curd. That's the basis of it; however, you can add additional toppings such as chicken, beef, etc.
The last day in Canada. Well, the last day of being able to sightsee in Canada before we had to hit the road to head back home. We went back to the city of Toronto to see some last minute tourist attractions. The list was a lot shorter than the first day. I wanted to see the Toronto sign and of course go street art hunting. Devonte wanted to visit China Town, and we wanted to try a new restaurant for lunch.
Toronto Sign. It's interesting because in front of the sign is an ice skating rink and of course there was a handful of people there already. The sign itself changes colors and is probably really pretty to see at night.
Chinatown, which beknownst to most people is just a section in the city that where the majority of the habitants are of Asian descent. This is actually where we got breakfast from a small Chinese bakery. Because we were in the city so early, not many businesses were open, so we mainly walked along the main street. Which then lead us to
street art. It was literally an alleyway of nothing but graffiti and huge street murals (which change with the seasons). Just the amount of detail that goes into street art amazes me…The talent that people have and share with the world. . It's interesting because in front of the sign is an ice skating rink and of course there was a handful of people there already. The sign itself changes colors and is probably really pretty to see at night.
WVRST. It's a communal beer, cider, and pub hall that specializes in Bratwurst and as someone born in Germany… a real nostalgic place for me. I appreciate the communal set up of the restaurant as it forces people to meet new people due to the long hall tables, however, since we were literally their first customers that day… we weren't sitting next to anyone. Anyone knows I love a good bratwurst and this place hit the spot. I think for both of us this was our favorite restaurant and we would gladly come back if we ever decided to travel back to Toronto.
As we walked back to our car… we ended up walking down like a marketplace street where I ended purchasing my Toronto Hockey Jersey. To wrap our day up, we went to Lake Ontario to walk along the edge and just take in the rest of the city. Our adventure was coming to an end, and we had seen all that we had wanted to. I think after it all I had over 600 photos (which may include the duplicated but same thing), And even better, we didn't blow through all our money.
Cheers to another adventure.