A great day with all the international students from Shelburne and Lockeport
24.09.2015 20 °C
YES, I´m a real Nova Scotian tourist now. I finally took a picture of the most often photographed place in Nova Scotia: Peggy´s Cove! And I really understand why.. it´s not only beautiful, but also the perfect place to go for a walk or just sit with your friends on the flat rocks and enjoy the fantastic view on the Atlantic.
I went there with all the other international students and some ambassadors as well from Shelburne and Lockeport. I really like the long bus rides, although we had to take one of the uncomfortable school busses this time. It´s a great chance to talk to new people and learn more about their countries. I really enjoy sharing my adventures with others and listening to their stories about great days, exhausting weeks and funny school lessons. Moreover, I´m able to say "Hello, my name is Annika" on at least five different languages after these bus rides. In Peggy´s Cove we just walked around and I took many, many pictures.
In Halifax we visited the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, where we learned a lot about the process of immigration in those days when there were no plains so that you mostly had to take the boat to come to Canada. The people from Europe had a seven days trip and before they arrived they didn´t even know if they could stay in Canada. They either had to have a lot of money, a job in Canada or relatives who are able to pay for them. We also watched a movie in which immigrants told about their emigration or rather immigration. They all came from different countries and decided to live in Canada - in their eyes the best country to live. Because of its politic, its people and the excellent living conditions! They talked about their first experiences and I actually could identify myself in their stories. One man from Germany told about Canadians who ALWAYS say sorry, even without any reason! I totally know what he means - you´re soooo kind!
After the museum we walked along the harbour and enjoyed the sunny weather. Last we went to the shopping mall and had a lot of fun in the expensive famous brands shops and the little fancy shops. I LOVE Halifax - it´s the perfect mix between culture, beautiful views and shopping place. I hope I have the chance to come back soon!
Make sure you check out my gallery where you will find more pictures of my day at Peggy´s Cove and in Halifax. I hope you also read my last entry in which I talked about my amazing experience when I went whale watching. Stay tuned!