Sunday, 30 April 2017

My semester in Canada

Hey guys, I thought I would write a little blog post about my semester studying in Canada, last year. I went to Fredericton, New Brunswick from September to the middle of December. New Brunswick is on the east coast of Canada, and Fredericton is it's capital city. It was a beautiful place, especially in the autumn when the leaves were turning, and when it was snowing. I went to the university of New Brunswick, and lived on campus in the biggest house, which had about 200 people I think. It was mad, and there were a lot of things about living in that house that made me feel as if I was in an American movie. I had an amazing time, but I definitely missed home a lot, but I don't regret going for a second. 

Canadian cider is the one, and the pubs they had in Fredericton were really cool and what I imagined Canada to be like.

I had never heard of Poutine until I came to Canada, but it is amazing. And Smoke's Poutine was famous in New Brunswick for its massive range of toppings

The house I lived in on campus 

A doggo we met when doing a charity car wash during O week

The St John river

This place served the best burgers

Christmas tree shopping for the house

The snow came pretty late but when it did come it didn't stop

My first ice hockey game; it was college league but still really impressive. I'm now a follower of NHL and have been to some Elite league games in England.

Fredericton and it's natural side was beautiful and we went on an amazing walk one weekend and got so many nice photos of the trees and surroundings of the city.

The only regret I have is not taking the opportunity to travel Canada more, but it was still an amazing experience, although Canadian university and student life is very different to how it is in England. 

I might make a post on advice I have for anyone thinking of studying abroad or who will be studying abroad soon, let me know if this would be interesting to anyone.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Boston in October

Hi everyone! I thought I would do my first blog post on when I went to Boston for a weekend in October with some friends. It was a fair time ago now but I thought why the heck not show how amazing the city is and how much fun it was. 4 friends and I drove there from Canada, which is where I was studying for a semester, so we were able to drive around Massachusetts as well and go to Salem and Harvard as well as exploring the city. 

On our first full day there we went whale watching, and I don't think I've ever seen anything as amazing as those whales. Unfortunately this was the best photo I got

This is the view from the top floor of the Prudential Tower, it is an amazing building full of shops and places to eat. However, you can pay to take the lift and go to the very top floor which has full glass walls all the way round. The views were amazing, especially at this time of the evening and there was so much you could learn up there about the history of Boston as well. It was well worth the trip up there, even for one of my friends who is terrified of heights. 

Whilst wondering about the city, we went to the Boston park in the city centre. It was massive but absolutely beautiful, I just love this photo of the bridge and the stereotypical Boston buildings behind it. 

We also went to the Boston Red Sox's baseball stadium; I've never played or watched baseball before but it was actually really cool and worth going to

Enjoying a burger at Wahlburgers

Some candid shots of friends whilst we explored the Harvard grounds

We also visited Salem; we went to the witch museums and did all the witchy things and did the walking tour on our. But we also went to this street which was voted the most beautiful street in America, and I can honestly see why. It was super rainy that day, but it added to how beautiful Salem was.

The Salem Witch Museum, whale watching, prudential centre and Red Sox tour were all included in the Boston Go Pass which we purchased - I would recommend this to anyone going for a short length of time and wanting to pack a lot in, it was worth the money and worth looking in to. 

I was lucky enough to be able to go to Boston for a weekend, and I would definitely advise it to anyone. It is a beautiful city, and has so much amazing stuff and I think for my first ever time in the USA it was definitely a great place to start. 

*All these photos were taken on my iPhone

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