Kat’s Adventure: Week 1 -Toronto

So, the first week has come and gone and I have a feeling that the entire 6 months will feel like a breeze as well in the end. I don’t really know where to start here. After a 9-hour-flight you are definitely not ready to conquer the city, instead I just grabbed a bite and tried to (unsuccessfully) catch some sleep. This means I really only consider Wednesday my first day here and then I just tried to pack in a lot of touristy stuff while the weather was nice. Here are some highlights of last week:

Wednesday – Jenny Han

I started off my adventure the best way a bookworm can and that’s by going to a book signing! To clarify, no, I haven’t read Jenny Han’s books yet, but I fully intend to. I found out about this event from Maria @Big City Bookworm and was a little nervous about finding my way to the bookstore. I am a person who generally likes to walk places, but I definitely had to take some form of transportation to get there and I am always worried of getting out at the wrong stop or getting lost, but it all worked out fine (even though I was HOURS too early). And I got to meet Maria! She’s so nice and beautiful and great to talk to. I was extremely glad to have her by my side, especially when the outcome of signing turned out to be way bigger than we expected. Anyway, now I have a personalized signed copy of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and I can’t wait to dive into it while I am here.

Thursday – Ripley’s Aquarium

Aquariums are one of my favorite places to visit wherever I go. I know that Ripley’s is one of the bigger tourist attractions in Toronto, but I think I randomly found out about the place from some Degrassi actor who loves to visit. It was definitely a lot of fun! They put great effort into making Ripley’s interactive and interesting to watch. You could even touch some of the fish! But my favorite part were the jellyfish. They always are, I just have this fascination with them.

Friday – High Park

Friday was sort of the day where the weather started to shift and it got a lot chillier. Not letting myself get defeated by that, I went to High Park. I read that they had a zoo there and that entry was for free. I guess calling it a zoo is really a bit of an overstatement, because it is simply one of the streets in the park lined with animals on both sides. Nonetheless, I would never dare complain about that, because I had to pay absolutely no money. I decided to donate a bit to them though, because I don’t even want to imagine how much the upkeep and care for those animals costs.

Saturday – Royal Ontario Museum

Those of you who follow me on instagram (which I highly suggest you do – @kat_impossible) probably saw my story there and the wealth of different things they had. The Royal Ontario Museum, or ROM for short, kept me occupied for 3 hours with their incredibly varied exhibitions and I didn’t even get a ticket for the special Blue Whale exhibit. Their collections varied from natural history, dinosaurs, Canada’s history and first people, modern art to Asian, African and European sections. While I didn’t catch any of the tours, they do offer them hourly for free on different subjects. That’s definitely something that’s worth checking out.

Sunday/Monday – relax

After all the walking I did on the days before, I just really felt like I needed to rest up a bit. I am going to spend so much time in this country and even though it won’t all be in Toronto, I don’t need to see everything there is right away. Also, the weather wasn’t that great – mostly rain. I turned to my laptop and binged some stuff on Netflix instead. Those were definitely the days I saved the most money and I found a new show I adore! Dramaworld!

It’s super short but super funny! There’s this girl who is obsessed with K-drama, but when a story doesn’t play out as it is supposed to, she gets transported into the world of that show to help. In truth, she really only makes things worse and is even in danger of becoming part of the storyline herself. I NEED another season of this!

Now, that wasn’t all I did last week. I had food at great places. I walked the length of the city and saw some amazing architecture. I got to meet really nice people, but I don’t want this post to be like a mile long. I hope you liked this little insight into my first week and let me know what you all have been up to lately!

50 thoughts on “Kat’s Adventure: Week 1 -Toronto

  1. Ha! Dramaworld sounds hilarious! I just got into K-Dramas so this is right up my alley. To be honest I don’t think I’d have gone out and done as much fun stuff as you did haha.

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    • The first couple of days I was like “heck yea, I am going to do ALL the things!!!”, but then I sort of became more conscious about how much money I was spending and my activities became more low-key. That money needs to last me a lot longer haha
      And YAAS! Watch Dramaworld. When I say it’s short, I mean it! It has 10 episodes and they’re each only 15 minutes long. It’s an easy binge ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Haha yeah. It’s cool how the first thing you did was meet an author though! Are there any other things you’d like to do before you leave?

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      • Well, today I am having sort of like a blogger meet up, tomorrow I will go and do a pastry crawl in some hipster part of town and then I also want to go and see Casa Loma, but it all depends a little on the weather too. I will be back in Toronto in the Fall, so it’s not dramatic if I miss out on something ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I feel very lucky because Maria offered to see when everyone would have time and stuff. I don’t think I could have planned it myself. It will be fun for sure though ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Fantastic wrap up of your adventures so far! I’m so glad you are enjoying yourself so far! It was really nice to meet you as well! Can’t wait for our group dinner tonight! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Ahh i LOVE toronto :3 can’t believe I missed such an awesome signing! I’ll be there in the start of July though to visit :)) hands down, Kensington is one of my favorite places to go! Apparently they’re having an Asian film festival in the city as well right now? Or maybe it was a bit ago ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Loved reading this and can’t wait to read more! Enjoy your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Oh yay! Glad to hear it ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t heard about any film festival, but i wouldn’t be surprised if I missed it somehow. I’ll probably be all the way in Vancouver by July, but I hope you have a great time while you are here!

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  4. Toronto is so fun! I’m glad you had a good time! I live only an hour away and went to the Sarah J Maas signing on sunday it was so much fun! I also am going to the aquarium on Thursday which will be fun! It is one of my favourite places!

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    • I thought about going to the Sarah J Maas thing, but it was pretty far from me. Definitely more than an hour. Did you have fun? Was it chaos? I heard mixed things. Their rules were pretty strict, right?

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      • Oh that’s too bad, but at least you saw Jenny! I had SUCH a good time at the Sarah J Maas signing! I didn’t get a wrist band to meet her and get my books signed but the Q&A was awesome! I guess the rules were strict, but if you just sat in the places they told you to there were no issues, I didn’t really find them a problem.

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      • Oh okay, I was talking about the signing itself. Because you had to buy a book from the shop that day, you couldn’t bring your own copies to get signed and then there were some issues with the assignment of the groups or something.

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  5. Well I can safely say my list of places to visit in Toronto has been extended haha. It sounds like you’ve had an amazing first week. I could literally spend days roaming around museums. How long are you in Toronto for?

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  6. I’m going to Ripleys aquarium in a couple of weeks!! High Park is just massive! And the zoo, like you said, is an overstatement lol! So glad to see you’re enjoying your time here in Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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  7. If you end up going to Vancouver, go to Cartem’s doughnuts (get the salted caramel or the earl gray) and Thomas Haas (and get anything because literally everything is delicious).

    It’s great that you’re having a good time!

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  8. I’m very glad to see that you’re enjoying yourself! ๐Ÿ˜€ I also adore Aquariums and I love visiting them as well.

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  9. Ahhh this sounds AMAZING! I can’t believe you got to meet Jenny Han and it also must’ve been so lovely to meet Maria as well! ๐Ÿ˜Š And ooh I’ve visited Ripley’s before! So much fun. โค Your week sounds so wonderful, I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your time in Canada if you get a chance to post about it! โค

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  10. This was so much fun to read Kat! It’s great that you got to meet a fellow blogger AND Jenny Han ๐Ÿ˜€ The aquarium, park and museum all seem like so much fun as well! I hadn’t heard of Dramaworld but oh my gosh it sounds like such a fun show? I love K-dramas so I must watch this haha

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    • It was a really good start to my Canada adventure! And go watch Dramaworld! It’s so short but so brilliant. I want another season so bad!!!
      Are you on a nostalgia trip down my blog? hahaha not that I don’t appreciate it, I love it in fact, but you dug deep on some of that stuff hahaha

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      • Hahaha I had some old posts of yours saved on Bloglovin in my to read collection that I finally got around to ๐Ÿ˜› There are still many more I haven’t read (including of other bloggers) but I’ve come to accept that I’m never going to be able to read them all AND keep up with new posts ๐Ÿ˜‚ I definitely didn’t want to miss out on your Canada posts though!

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