This post will be about Toronto, one of my most favorite places to have traveled. Toronto was similar to New York in some ways, but had its own characteristics. I could see why it’s been consistently on the list of the world’s most livable places. Toronto, much like New York has an incredibly busy and bustling Chinatown, which is the place me and my family traveled to first. I was especially fascinated by the amounts of cables that hung from the pole to pole, which are used to string on-ground cable cars along. Another we did in Toronto was visit the Spiceland market, a place we saw on Eddie Huang’s TV show, “Huang’s World. Spiceland is basically a medium-sized Sri Lankan market, with a large assortment of goods not found in many other stores. We also visited Toronto’s K-town, which was larger than the one in New York. It was late out at night at this point, but we still got to go inside some stores and observe some pretty cool street art. I can’t wait to visit Toronto again.
If you really want to experience an area, you have to live like a local. New York is a pretty tourist-y place, and I can guarantee you that the tourist areas are often wastes of time and money. If you truly want to experience the true side of New York, find those hidden gem restaurants. Shop at the local fashion districts. Climb up onto a roof and bask in the lights of New York’s skyline. Live like a real New-Yorker.