05.09.2015 - 25.10.2015
Lighthouses, Lobster ships, waterfalls in parks like fairy tales, big and modern buildings, majesctic forests, maple trees, stunning views and dreamy sunsets. Nova Scotia has much to offers . I have seen a big little world,from a big city as Halifax to a stately nature beauty as Victoria Park or the only one Peggy´s Cove or the Unesco World Heritage Site the port twon of Lunenburg. Everywhere is so clean, so interisting and there is always something to see and do.
The volume of speaking of people is not loud. Something fantastic from this experience as a international student from NSISP is I have been able to hear how sound like other languages, not just English is what you hear, the sound of tranquility, "Welcome" your host family say to you for first time,the laugh you have when you are having the time of your life here in Nova Scotia (Believe me, you will and it is one of the most heartwarming things).
You can smell clean and fresh air from the woods and the smell of the sea in the coast, the exquisite smell of Canadian food fresh homemade, the smell of the adventure.
Canadian food is incredibly delicious; sweet, warm and pretty good with a texture soft. I love maple syrup, and it is something so Canadian and so good, Maple syrup donuts, waffles with maple syrup, roast ham with maple syrup, maple syrup butter and more. What does maple syrup taste like? Well, is sweet, semi-liquid and lucious.Also Poutine made with french fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce.
Canadians are very nice people. "Welcome to Canada""Have a nice day""Enjoy your staying""It is always nice have international students" these are some of the phrases somo people have told me. They are in solidarity, you can see it everywhere,They are friendly at school there is always someone telling you "hello!""hi!". People is punctual (Where I live almost always we are late we called it "Campechan Hour") I liked to be always in time. Also Canadians are so kind, at school, at the grocery store, at the movies, it does not matter where. Experiencing Canadian culture has made me learn so much good things, even I just have been less than two months, I love this country.
This photo is very special for me, because I am with the man who directs NSISP, Paul Millman. He is very nice, like all Canadians and like all the people who work in Nova Scotia International Student Program. This photo was token at NSISP offices in Truro, Nova Scotia, more than an office is the heart of this program, there are clocks of the countries of each country participating in this program since Mexico to Germany another sample of which committed is the program. with its students.
Getting ready for my very first real Halloween.
Manuel Tamayo, The Journalist.