My trip to the North

My host family gave me the amazing opportunity to visit not only a different state but also a different country. We first went from Massachusetts to New Hampshire and then up to Canada!

Even though New Hampshire is pretty close to where I live, it still is so different. It seems less populated and the nature is more in its original state and less affected by humans. What I want to say by that is: It is unbelievable beautiful, especially at night. I never saw a night sky compared to this. I watched the meteor shower from a dock on a lake and it was breathtaking.

But the vacation wasn’t over yet. On top of all they also took me with them to Montréal in Québec, Canada. I always dreamed to go to Canada and all of a sudden I am getting out of the car in this beautiful city. The first thing we were heading to see was the Olympic stadium with the Olympic tower, from where you’re supposed to have a gorgeous view over the city – it was closed. So we went to see the Biosphère, the contribution of the United States for the 1967 World Fair Expo 67. Of course I did my research about this french-speaking- neighbourhood and the sight I really wanted to see was this Biosphère and it was amazing! The architecture was extraordinary and the museum inside was fascinating.

Later on this day we went back to the Olympic tower – this time we didn’t have enough time left to go up. When we finally got up there it was worth all the trouble. The view you have over Montreal is incredible. We also visited the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal. And don’t let yourself be fooled by the name. The building resembles the Westminster Abbey in London not Notre Dame de Paris. The outside of this basilica is admirable but the inside is spectacular. I never saw anything like that before – it was really unique!

On the culinary side Canada kind of meets the stereotypes – everything is with Maple Syrup. Surprisingly it really tastes good! Thanks to my host family I had an amazing trip to the North!