Coming from a tropical country such as Indonesia, I used to dream to go to the Western Country to have a white Christmas. Wearing a pair of knee boots, long black stylist winter coat and colorful scarf while doing some window shopping in down town Toronto, London or New York City.
Or the idea of having outdoor Christmas tree light, snow, candy cane, Christmas gift and any other Christmas decoration in every corner of the town from the street to family house or churches to the shops, it seems that white Christmas is very magical. But I had no idea how freezing cold the winter would be.
Tried to enjoy my first winter and white Christmas in Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: ER]
So here I was… Christmas 2011, I went to Canada for nearly one month. Finally, I knew what the white Christmas is. Despite the fact the ambience is very magical and romantic, I must admit that winter sucks BIG TIME! It is so freaking cold! I must wear multi-layers of clothes. Geez! I am so blessed to be born and come from a place with a wonderful weather just like Indonesia.
Nevertheless its suckness (that sometimes I miss), I really like Canada. It is such a beautiful yet organized place. There are so many old historical beautiful buildings (I love old historical building). While I was in Canada, I did not go to many places. I only went to Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto and Montreal.
I am looking forward to another trip to Canada but in different time of the year. Preferably during the summer time.
Anyway, here I am sharing some snapshots from my trip to North America.
The Parliament Building of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]
The View of Dartmouth from Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]
La basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal [2012: Oktofani]
Apple Caramel dip [2011: Oktofani]
One cloudy day in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]
Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]
Eternal Flame for The Unknown Soldier [2011: Oktofani]
Down town Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]
Down town of Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]
The famous light house, Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: oktofani]