12.14.18

Winter semester is finally over and I headed my way out on vacation to Toronto, Canada and New York. (Literally jumped in a Lyft after my last final to the airport lol).

I planned to spend nine days on the east coast with my cousin Mariah. I got to LAX pretty early (5 hours early to be exact), and the wait for the departure was agonizing. I left my car back at home (shoutout to Mayra for taking me to work!), so I was stuck at the airport.

First of all, airport employees at LAX are incredibly rude! No sense of customer service whatsoever. And heres a tip, make sure your water bottle in your carry-on is actually empty (ugh). I had to go through TSA twice because of this incident. Needless to say, it was pretty embarrassing..

I was exhausted from having to work and take my last two finals before my flight and the flight to Toronto was about 4 hours. I knocked out before the plane even took off! It’s an interesting process to go through border patrol but I made it through even though the guard took his time with my passport and what not. Sorry dude.

Mariah and her boyfriend Adam met me outside around 6AM and we headed our way to a breakfast diner. After breakfast, (we had a difficult time figuring out the currency exchange but thank the lord for credit cards lol), we couldn’t check in to the hotel just yet so we decided to check out the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Upon first impressions of Toronto, despite the rain, the city was pretty clean from what we saw. We were going to check out the CN Tower the next day to really see the whole city. The aquarium was really neat! What made this aquarium stand out was having these sort of tunnels under the large tanks so the fish literally swam throughout the whole building.

After checking out the aquarium, we made our way to the hotel to check in and get ready for the annual Toronto Christmas Market. I think I made a good choice in the time to visit since all of the holiday decorations were out! We explored and drank almost everything in the market lol.

Check out some photos below and look out for the next blog post! 🙂

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