There was an exchange to Canada last year. My best friend and I decided to go. We
had always wanted to visit Canada.It is our favorite country. We have heard about its
wonderful cities and its splendid and magical monuments. So when we both heard
about this exchange we decided to go. The exchange was on 14th June. We were really
looking forward to that day.
When the day arrived we both were very excited. The first city we were going to visit
was Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The journey took hours. By the time we arrived it
was quite dark but we found our host family waiting for us. We were very tired so we
had dinner and we went to bed.
The next day we visited the National Gallery of Canada which is one of the Canada's
premier art galleries. The Gallery has a large and varied collection of paintings,
drawings, sculpture and photographs. Although its focus is on Canadian art, it holds
works by many noted American and European artists. It has a strong contemporary
art collection. We also saw the Maman sculpture which depicts a spider.
By the next day we went to Toronto. Like we both love shopping the first thing we did
there was visiting Eaton Centre. The Eaton Centre is a bright and airy shopping mall in
the heart of Toronto's downtown that houses more than 250 stores. We bought some
nice clothes we found there. We actually had an amazing time there. But we had to
leave early so we could see some other interesting places in this wonderful city. So
after this we visited the famous China Town, there were amazing restaurants there, so
luckily we were hungry. So we ate sushy in one of the restaurants there. It was
delicious. We were very tired but we decided to go to the CN Tower, which is a really
tall tower in the middle of the city so we saw all Toronto through it. Then we checked
in a hotel and we had some rest.
The next morning we woke up early and we had our breakfast in the hotel. Then we
went to Vancouver, a city where the ocean meets the mountains. The first thing we did
was to visit Vanvouver Aquarium. It was amazing, there were a lot of animals from fish
to snakes, frogs, pinguins, caimans, birds, green sea turtles, jellies and sea stars. We
were impressed by such beauty and diversity of animals. Then in the afternoon we saw
a film in a cinema. And we thought that maybe it will be great If the nest morning we
visited Niagara Falls. And that is what we did.
In this day we were going to visit Niagara Falls so we were very excited. The Niagara
Falls is a Canadian city on the western bank of the Niagara River. The city is dominated
by the Niagara Falls, a world-famous set of three large waterfalls on the Niagara River.
The falls are literally like a painting, a perfect draw. watching the frothy water tumble
at alarming speeds it is mesmerizing. We spend the whole day in there. We liked it so
much. We also met new people and we made new friends. We are stlill in touch with
We tasted a lot of typical Canadian food like the Calgary-style Ginger beef which is
candied and deep fried beef, with sweet ginger sauce. Montreal-style smoked meat
which is a deli style cured beef. La Poutine is a dish of fries topped with cheese curds
and gravy. We also tasted the delicious Garlic Fingers a Dough with cheese, garlic, and
sometimes meat on top.
We got back home one week later. We were very happy but sad at the same time. We
didn’t want to come back,we wanted to stay there. We liked Canada a lot, it was better
than how she looked like in the pictures. We will definitely go back to Canada if we
have another chance.