Halifax is a relatively small city in the picturesque province of Nova Scotia, surrounded by the fiery fall trees and perched on a natural port, just a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic ocean. Easily explored in just a weekend, Halifax is a walkable urban city that radiates relaxation, balanced life and seaside vibes. From rocking in the harbourside hammocks, people watching on the boardwalk, to eating at one of the many pubs or even soaking up the colonial history, there is something for everyone.
This past weekend I felt like I escaped big city life and stepped straight into Gilmore Girls, Stars Hallow. As we explored Nova Scotia’s main city and cute surrounding towns.
Our weekend highlights included the day trip to the tiny towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, as well as, weirdly enough, the drive from the airport to the city. Where, first time ever, I witnessed the blaze of fall trees in all their blushing glory. It took great willpower not to scream STOP at the taxi driver every few yards just so I could leap out and capture a postcard-perfect picture of Nova Scotia.
A year ago, we zipped up our suitcase for the final time in Namibia and moved our lives and our cat, 12,217km and 6 time zones away from everything we were familiar with, to restart life in Toronto, Canada.
One year on, we have weathered many emotional storms but on the whole, we had more sunny than gloomy days. The year has been filled with many new experiences, learning curves, challenges, lots of eating and we can also officially gloat that we endured, survived, and even thrived in a Canadian winter!
“Actually the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures”
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
And I am privileged enough to say my life is an adventure. Not only do I live a life of adventure but I get to share it with my significant other, my dear husband and partner in crime.
Hamilton, Ontario may be known as steel town and more recently as the art district but this diverse up and coming city nestled along the Niagara Escarpment is probably most well know for being the waterfall capital of the world. The city is sprinkled with over 100 waterfalls and jaw-dropping natural landscapes.
To aid you in getting the most out of your time in Hamilton here is a quick guide to hiking the Hamilton waterfalls, which are the best ones and how to get to them.