Hi Canada. I have a crush on you.
We haven’t met yet, but I feel like a giddy school girl when I think of Canada.
Is it even possible to have a crush on a country?
For the last few years I’ve been toying with the idea of moving to London on a working holiday visa. The thing was that I didn’t feel giddy about it…
My guts had been yelling “CANADA. CANADA. CANADA” – it was like a terrible yet addictive song repeatedly playing in my head.
I realised that Canada was also an option so I decided to do some serious Googling.
All those beautiful photos jumped out at me.
Lake Louise. It’s supposed to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Photo by Aubrey Stoll
I have made it my life mission to go to that beautiful lake. Even if it means I would have to either fly, train, bus or drive there.
Canada is one massive country. A LOT BIGGER THAN AUSTRALIA!!
Vancouver. Toronto. Quebec. Montreal. Ottawa. Edmonton. Calgary. Banff.
So many options, yet I have decided on Toronto – mainly it being one of the most multicultural cities in the world. And hey, it’s shitloads cheaper than Sydney.
I’m still figuring out the logistics of moving overseas, but I will be getting a Working Holiday Visa – otherwise known as International Experience Canada, which is for 18-30 year olds and can last up to 24 months.
I turn 30 next year and I need to get this sorted out AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. There’s no time to be a-wasted.
So I have a new mission:
I’ll be posting periodically to keep y’all updated with my mission to become a temporary (maybe honorary) Canadian.
I have a crush on you, Canada.
Yours in bacon and maple syrup,