25.08.2017 - 28.08.2017 16 °C
Leaving our home and families behind, we arrived in our new home which is full of love and respect. we are going to start our new journey in Canada as members of Canadian societies. We are for sure really happy to spend time with our host families and friends.
Hi everyone, we are Evrim, Chan, Tony and we would love to share our experience and feelings of being foreign correspondents.
First of all it is such a huge honor and pleasure to represent the whole program and our countries. We are really happy to be able to share our memories and introduce the Canadian culture to those of you who are really interested in joining our program. It is only our third day in Nova Scotia; however, we have made a lot of friends and unforgettable memories. We have been respected more than we expected and deserve. People here are extremely polite and nice.
We have met a lot of Canadian Ambassadors, we have done so many fun activities together as well as with other international students. Even though we are from different countries and cultures, we could get along with each other without any problem . We got to know each other better by being curious of each other and showing each other respect.
On the first day, we left our hotel in Truro to visit downtown Halifax. We went on a boat trip, went up to the Halifax Citadel Fortress and had supper at McKelvie's. It was one of the best days we had in our lives. It would've even be the best if we were not jetlagged. The view of downtown Halifax and Harbours from the Citadel Hill was brilliant and stunning. Also the food we had at the restaurant was awesome. It was typical Nova Scotian seafood. After supper, we went for a walk to the waterfront and had beavertail which is one of our favorite snack now.
Second day, we made videos about our culture with Canadian ambassadors interviewing us. It was a really good opportunity to share our culture with others. After that we visited Victoria Park which was wonderful enough to blow our minds. We could see the real Canadian nature. After we arrived at the hotel we headed to Bubba Ray's to have traditional Canadian Christmas meal. We went back to the cafeteria where we have lunch and breakfast to have fun activites with all the ambassadors and international students. We did the mannequin challenge and made our own comedy shows. Chan was the funniest in that and he got the prize as well as Samuel. We brought our tired bodies back to hotel and got good sleep.
We can't believe that today is our last day, the time has flown even faster than we expected. Everyone is really sad to leave because we might not be able to see each other forever in our lives. But at some point, we are really happy to see our host families and looking forward to making precious memories that we will carry forever in our lives.