Coming to Canada eh

By Anonymous - 12:08 PM

We love to travel and experience new places and people. Culture is a great influence that shapes our identity and teaches us about life and the important things in it. 

I asked some of our interns about their experiences when they came here to Toronto. They are all from different parts of France and are studying International Trade at university. So it was essential for them to do their internship abroad and learn about how businesses run and operate.


From Paris city

"I got lost the first day I landed in Toronto and needed three people to help my find my way to the house I was staying at. I find the people here very friendly and helpful and often if I seem lost, someone would approach me and ask me if I need help with directions. It is a peaceful and safe environment to live in and I love the pace of life here unlike Paris where it's always busy and hectic. Last weekend I went to Native Festival and saw another view of Canada. I danced and sang with the people there and was fascinated with Aboriginal culture.  However I prefer the food in France but I will try anything once. I tried poutine here couple of weeks ago and I don't think I will try it again lol!"


From near Paris

"This is my first time in North America. I chose to come to Toronto because I want to practice and improve my English. I felt at home here because the environment is similar, we have similar shops and food. I love how multi cultural the city is. I have was able to try all different types of food here from Mexican, Korean to Indian. Its great that you can find things from different countries in one place. I love the atmosphere here during the World Cup season as I can see fans cheering and supporting from all over the world in Toronto and its fun going to bars to watch the game. Also I feel very secure traveling around in the city because in Paris I would have be extremely careful about my wallet and phone and other possessions especially on the subway, whereas here I don't feel like I have to worry. I visited Montreal and New York recently and I feel like Toronto is a friendlier version of New York as it has the city landscape yet in a more relaxed environment."


From near Paris
"I love life in Toronto. It definitely more fun and people are friendlier. I love shopping here especially at the Eaton Center. I discovered stores and restaurants that we do not have in France and I think we should, such as Victoria Secrets, Popeye's a Taco Bell! I visited the Toronto Island and I must say the view of the city was absolutely stunning. I love going downtown and once I ended up at a free Juicy J concert at Dundas Sq. This never happens in Paris. There is always something to do here in Toronto. It's a cool and fun, peaceful city."


From the South of France. She live close to beaches and mountains and its hot and sunny all year around and close to Spain and French Riviera.

"I was very excited to come to Toronto as it was my first time traveling to North America and I didn't know what to expect. I got here in the beginning of April and I was surprised to see snow at this time of year and it was very cold! I wasn't impressed and felt a bit alone.  I stayed with a lovely family at first for a month and made friends with the other interns and began to discover the city. I find that Canadians are very friendly people, if I ever got lost anywhere it was easy to get help and find my way around. My mum came to visit me a few weeks after. She explored the city during the days when I was working.  Often she found herself lost but she was able to get directions and help from a lot of friendly people even with the little English that she knows. Every weekend I love to walk around the city and discover new places. I like the modern landscape and going out to different restaurants and bars in town. I recently visited Niagara Falls during the weekend and the view was beautiful and the weather was gorgeous" 

Tell us about your most memorable trip to win a LAVISHY Boutique gift card for $100! You can comment below or on our Facebook page. I am sure you will have lots of stories to tell!

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