Rightio next I am off to Canada, and just saying I am super excited to get some true ass mayple syrup in my life!!! I am also super excited as I am staying with an old high school friend, Eirini! We went to high school in London together so I cannot wait to catch up with her and husband and hear how life in Toronto is for them. Last time I saw them was at their wedding back in Greece. They very kindly take me to Niagara Falls which is something you have to do and I was super lucky the weather has warmed up a bit and so the water is not frozen like it was last week.
Niagara town is weird though, I thought it would be more wild round here and had this vision in my head of forest surrounding it and not basically Southend On Sea or Blackpool. The town is a tourist mayhem of shops and dirty burger joints. We do stop for a cheeky burger though! We also go for a tour of the city and Eirini shows me the sights. Eirini is half Canadian so it is super cool getting to see her here and catch up on old times and telling her all about the adventure I have been on. I do also manage to get some good supplies of mayple syrup to take back with me. My bag is however a little bit heavy now, need to do a little re adjusting…
Whilst in Toronto I visited the Department of Political Science and School of the Environment at the University of Toronto – as I was invited to one of their Environment Seminar Series. The guest speaker Dr. Daniere spoke about Governance in and urban setting and the challenges faced by a changing climate. Although she was discussing the situation in developing nations understanding ecology-human society interactions is increasingly important for managing the growth and development of cities. Really interesting stuff and also great getting to network with attendees and make some contacts for further along in my trip!
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