TORONTO DAY 2

DAY 2| 28th MAY 2016


NIAGARA FALLS//

My alarm went off at 7:30 today and we arrived downstairs for breakfast at 8:30. Our bus to Niagara Falls (which we booked the night before) was at 9:30, and thankfully we learnt our lesson from the day before so we started walking to the station before 9 and arrived with plenty of time to spare.

As usual, I was passed out on the bus. I’m starting to fear sleeping on the bus because apparently I snore HAHAHHA. Two old ladies sat across from me and as I stood up to get off the bus, one asked me “how was your nap, dear”. Jesus, I’m thinking of buying and wearing a surgical mask over my mouth when I nap on the bus now!
The walk to the waterfall was around 20 minutes from the bus stop. We bought tickets online for the Hornblower Cruise, where we board the cruise and the cruise sails to the waterfall and we basically get to see/experience/get splashed by the waterfall up close.
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We were given pink ponchos – which brought back good old memories from my high school days (my high school uniform was pink, and the two summer uniforms were different shades of pink) – but even the ponchos couldn’t protect us from the water! We literally got splashed left, right and centre and I couldn’t take decent photos because my poor phone was going to drown 😦 Here’s a before and after photo;
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Overall, I definitely had heaaaaps of fun!!! Might not come back anytime in the near future but YAY for ticketing one item off my bucket list!!!
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FOOOOOOD//
Since our bus back to downtown Toronto was at 3, we had 2 hours to chill. We bought hot dogs for $6.50 – Jesus Christ, it’s 2.5 times the price for a normal hotdog.
For dinner, we had Taiwanese food at Tea Shop 168. The beef noodles tasted authentic and YAY for bubble tea!! Too bad they didn’t accept credit cards though, and since I didn’t bring my wallet (only brought my ID and credit card), I had to run to RBC and withdraw money.
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BASEBALL GAME//
Jessie and I bought baseball tickets the night before. The conversation went like this:
Jessie: LET’S WATCH A BASEBALL GAME
Me: You don’t even like baseball/sports
Jessie: But we’re in Toronto, do it for the experience!!!!!!!
Me: #JesusJessie
*walked in to a Blue Jays store that sold tickets*
*asked the girl at the counter for the cheapest tickets for the next few days*
May 29th (ideal time) – $80+
May 28th – $50+
May 27th – $29+
Me: Let’s watch on the 27th? (7pm –
Perfect time)
Jessie: NOOOOO. THE BASKETBALL GAME IS ON THE 27TH
Me: MATE YOU DONT EVEN LIKE/WATCH BASKETBALL
Jessie: YEAH BUT THE RAPTORS ARE PLAYING
Me: WTF YOU DON’T KNOW JACK ABOUT THE RAPTORS.
Jessie: NAH I DO. THEY’RE TORONTO’S TEAM AND CANADA’S BEST TEAM
Me: YOU HAD A 2 MINUTE CONVERSATION WITH ANUBHAV YESTERDAY AND NOW YOU’RE THE RAPTOR’S BIGGEST FAN??
Jessie: I JUST WANA WATCH IT FOR THE EXPERIENCE AND ATMOSPHERE!
Me: #Jesusjessie
In the end we decided to watch the baseball game on the 27th, leave at 10pm and go to a bar and watch the last hour of the basketball game.
So, we uber’ed to the stadium. Turns out, uber drivers don’t like driving ubers, but it’s safer for female uber drivers because they know who they’re picking up etc. But it’s so convenient, cheap and fast for us students soooo THANK YOU UBER ❤
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The Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox was surprisingly an extremely interesting game! (This is coming from someone who hates watching sports except tennis) My expectations were insanely low at the start since the last two sports games I watched, I almost fell asleep (a youth ice hockey game and the UBC Basketball game). HOWEVER, THE GAME WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS!!!! I think maybe the fact that I knew the rules of the game made it easier for me to follow and it was easier to track what was happening on the field compared to ice hockey/basketball where everyone’s literally running back and forth at the same time or they’re clustered in one area.
My thoughts/highlights of the game:
– The guys all have jock names Hahaha. Like, I can’t imagine a baseball player with the name Benedict or Theodore etc LOL
– Jesus, everyone’s good at catching
– JOSH DONALDSON is fucking good at batting. He hit 2 home runs!
– Felt bad for the Red Sox ’cause 99% of the stadium cheered for the Blue Jays and booed at the Red Sox team.
– A guy/fan appeared out of nowhere during the game and streaked across the field in his boxers. At least 3 security guards chased him but couldn’t catch him ’cause he dodged them easily, before he was eventually pinned down by two new security guards!
DAMN SON, YOU DID WELL
– The BLUE JAYS WONNNNN
– 100% would watch again
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BASKETBALL//
After the game, we walked down a billion streets trying to find a bar to watch the basketball game.  We wanted to go to a dodgy bar with a very patriotic, very loud atmosphere AHHA but the bars were either full or too fancy for us (we were walking near the financial district). In the end we bought ice cream and found a small bar near our hostel.
We ordered a beer each and expected to drink and watch the game, like local Toronto’ers.
But….
After 1 sip, THE FUCKING GAME ENDED.
I was like WTFFFFFFF. I paid $6 for a beer I could’ve bought for $2 and now I was stuck inside the bar and there was nothing to do.
So Jessie and I talked….
And talked….
And talked….
Until we finally finished our beers. And because I was drinking on an empty stomach, I could’ve gone clubbing after one more beer HAHAHAHA
But no, we didn’t go clubbing.
We decided to be boring, responsible adults and walked back to the hostel . (JSKJSK AHAH)
All in all, a veryyyyyyy good day!!
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