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Nikita Butalia

MOVING TO CANADA

All about moving to Toronto, studying at Schulich and exploring the country

In 2019 I moved to Canada to study in the IMBA program at the Schulich School of Business. Relocating has been a journey of many ups and downs that I’ve put together in this section, to offer information, experience, and hope to anyone who is making the decision to move countries.

Read on, for a student’s perspective on life in Canada, working your way into an incredible job and stories from travels and trials in this fair country.

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Greece

Russia

New Zealand

Sri Lanka

Hi! I’m Nikita Butalia:)

Let’s Stumble Around The World Together

Welcome to Stumbling Around Delhi! I’m Nikita Butalia and you’re about to join my journey of discovery that began around my home city of New Delhi but ended up around the world. A passion for travel and endless wanderlust led to a massive appetite for travel that’s never satiated since. Here’s to inspiration from sunsets, mountain tops and late night city lights. Happy reading!

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Instagram post 17861047943472346 Feeling my fascination with snow wear off very quickly. We’ve hardly even been back in Canada for a month and I’m sooo tired of seeing snow outside my window 😭 Also need to wear 5 layers of clothing before leaving home for coffee (which is a 30 second walk from our house)

Used to enjoy walks in the snow but it’s too cold and too windy to enjoy the walk (-10 to -18 degrees 🥶). It’s been cold (like COLD) since October and it really feels like forever at this point! 

My trip back home feels like such a distant dream BUT it feels weirdly good to be back on campus too 🥴😌

#snowproblems #snowsnowsnow #snowfairy #februarysnow #woods #greatoutdoors #snowpictures #covidproblems #winterproblems #beautifulsnow #snowcap #snowscene #snowwalk #snowpocalypse #snowcapped #snowlover #ontariowinter #winterlife #canadawinterlife #torontosnow #torontowinterlife

Feeling my fascination with snow wear off very quickly. We’ve hardly even been back in Canada for a month and I’m sooo tired of seeing snow outside my window 😭 Also need to wear 5 layers of clothing before leaving home for coffee (which is a 30 second walk from our house)

Used to enjoy walks in the snow but it’s too cold and too windy to enjoy the walk (-10 to -18 degrees 🥶). It’s been cold (like COLD) since October and it really feels like forever at this point!

My trip back home feels like such a distant dream BUT it feels weirdly good to be back on campus too 🥴😌

#snowproblems #snowsnowsnow #snowfairy #februarysnow #woods #greatoutdoors #snowpictures #covidproblems #winterproblems #beautifulsnow #snowcap #snowscene #snowwalk #snowpocalypse #snowcapped #snowlover #ontariowinter #winterlife #canadawinterlife #torontosnow #torontowinterlife
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Instagram post 17860320938457455 Really need the world to go back to normal now 😢 For the libraries to allow us to sit there for hours and the ice cream parlours to open again. Meanwhile the one thing that makes me happiest these days is picking up the camera and clicking away in the snow. What’s the one thing that makes you happy rn? 

#covidactivities #canadawinter #canadafashion #canadasnow #canadá #canadagram #snowoutfit #winteroutfit #winteroutfits #canadianblogger #canadablogger #torontofashionblogger #torontoblogger #torontowinter #torontosnow #snowpictures #snowpic #snowphotography #snowphotoshoot #snowphoto #snowphotos #snowseason #snowscene #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha6000 #sonyalphaclub

Really need the world to go back to normal now 😢 For the libraries to allow us to sit there for hours and the ice cream parlours to open again. Meanwhile the one thing that makes me happiest these days is picking up the camera and clicking away in the snow. What’s the one thing that makes you happy rn?

#covidactivities #canadawinter #canadafashion #canadasnow #canadá #canadagram #snowoutfit #winteroutfit #winteroutfits #canadianblogger #canadablogger #torontofashionblogger #torontoblogger #torontowinter #torontosnow #snowpictures #snowpic #snowphotography #snowphotoshoot #snowphoto #snowphotos #snowseason #snowscene #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha6000 #sonyalphaclub
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Instagram post 18177857869072150 *almost* a mid-air dab? Extra point for jumping in 5 kgs of extra weight from all that clothing I’m covered in 🤪 Shot in -11 degrees perceived temp! 

#snowyday #snowsnowsnow #canadawinter #wintercanada #explorecanada #eddiebauer #yorkuviews #canadawale #canadalove #canadablogger #canadianwinter #canadianfashion #canadianstreetstyle #winterfashion #winterfashion2020 #canadianlife #canadianblog #canadianweather #canadaweather #canadianadventure #snowadventures #snowadventure #snowlover #snowmuchfun

*almost* a mid-air dab? Extra point for jumping in 5 kgs of extra weight from all that clothing I’m covered in 🤪 Shot in -11 degrees perceived temp!

#snowyday #snowsnowsnow #canadawinter #wintercanada #explorecanada #eddiebauer #yorkuviews #canadawale #canadalove #canadablogger #canadianwinter #canadianfashion #canadianstreetstyle #winterfashion #winterfashion2020 #canadianlife #canadianblog #canadianweather #canadaweather #canadianadventure #snowadventures #snowadventure #snowlover #snowmuchfun
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Instagram post 18069064705253242 Clicking away because there’s nothing more beautiful that golden morning light on white snow 😍 

(Someone needs to clean these windowsills and it makes me so happy that it ain’t gonna be me 😌🤪 Loving the Airbnb life) 

#morninglight #morninglights #morningvibes #morningmotivation #morningview #morningroutine #wintermorning #wintermornings #cozymorning #cozymornings #lazymorning #lazymornings #wintervibes #morningviews #missisuaga #torontoliving #torontomorning #airbnbcanada #canadalife #morninginspiration #sunrisephotography #sunrisephotos #sunriseoftheday #sunriseshoot #sunrisesky #sunriseview

Clicking away because there’s nothing more beautiful that golden morning light on white snow 😍

(Someone needs to clean these windowsills and it makes me so happy that it ain’t gonna be me 😌🤪 Loving the Airbnb life)

#morninglight #morninglights #morningvibes #morningmotivation #morningview #morningroutine #wintermorning #wintermornings #cozymorning #cozymornings #lazymorning #lazymornings #wintervibes #morningviews #missisuaga #torontoliving #torontomorning #airbnbcanada #canadalife #morninginspiration #sunrisephotography #sunrisephotos #sunriseoftheday #sunriseshoot #sunrisesky #sunriseview
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Instagram post 17858425265458689 A salad was made in quarantine. Got @instacart to deliver our groceries from @walmartcanada since we can’t leave the house. 🍅 🛒 

Threw in everything we had in the fridge and it turned out a-ok 👌🏻 

How-to: Add spinach, cucumber, onion, tomato, sweet bell peppers, croutons and apple. Toss it together, add lemon, Cheesy Caesar sauce and Italian herbs 😍 

#saladsofinstagram #easysaladrecipe #easysalad #caesarsalad #salads #wintersalad #brunchsalad #lunchsalad #freshsalad #saladideas #saladrecipe #cucumbersalad #saladbowl #veggiesalad #saladecomposee #greensalad #freshfood #goodfood #easyrecipes #easybrunch #brunchrecipe #deliciousfood #eatgreen #eatyourveggies #vegsaladrecipe #10minutemeals #torontofitnesscommunity #10minuterecipes

A salad was made in quarantine. Got @instacart to deliver our groceries from @walmartcanada since we can’t leave the house. 🍅 🛒

Threw in everything we had in the fridge and it turned out a-ok 👌🏻

How-to: Add spinach, cucumber, onion, tomato, sweet bell peppers, croutons and apple. Toss it together, add lemon, Cheesy Caesar sauce and Italian herbs 😍

#saladsofinstagram #easysaladrecipe #easysalad #caesarsalad #salads #wintersalad #brunchsalad #lunchsalad #freshsalad #saladideas #saladrecipe #cucumbersalad #saladbowl #veggiesalad #saladecomposee #greensalad #freshfood #goodfood #easyrecipes #easybrunch #brunchrecipe #deliciousfood #eatgreen #eatyourveggies #vegsaladrecipe #10minutemeals #torontofitnesscommunity #10minuterecipes
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Instagram post 18065208511259374 Vegan chocolate-coffee fudge cake: Made at home by my mama! Not one to share recipes on the blog (this might be my first tbh) but I got sooo many DMs requesting this recipe. Asked my mum to pen it down + uploaded it on the blog. Link’s into the bio. Bon Appétit! 👩‍🍳 

#vegancake #vegansweets #vegancakes #veganchocolatecake #veganeats #veganfoodlovers #nobakedessert #vegancakerecipe #veganbaking #vegancakeshare #glutenfreevegan #veganchocolate #noeggs #vegandessertrecipe #easyvegan #easyveganrecipes #easyveganrecipe #easyveganbaking #vegandessert #vegantreats #veganbakery #glutenfreebaking #vegandesserts #veganbakes #vegantreat #vegansnacks #dairyfreerecipes

Vegan chocolate-coffee fudge cake: Made at home by my mama! Not one to share recipes on the blog (this might be my first tbh) but I got sooo many DMs requesting this recipe. Asked my mum to pen it down + uploaded it on the blog. Link’s into the bio. Bon Appétit! 👩‍🍳

#vegancake #vegansweets #vegancakes #veganchocolatecake #veganeats #veganfoodlovers #nobakedessert #vegancakerecipe #veganbaking #vegancakeshare #glutenfreevegan #veganchocolate #noeggs #vegandessertrecipe #easyvegan #easyveganrecipes #easyveganrecipe #easyveganbaking #vegandessert #vegantreats #veganbakery #glutenfreebaking #vegandesserts #veganbakes #vegantreat #vegansnacks #dairyfreerecipes
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Instagram post 17889728608886472 Can almost hear the silence in this picture 🧘🏻‍♀️ 

#slowlife #slowlifetrip #slowlifestyle #slowlifediary #ontheroad #scenicview #roadtrippin #stilllifegallery #stilllifephotographer #ofsimplethings #daysofsmallthings #thesimpleeveryday #myquietbeauty #smallmomentsofcalm #myeverydaymagic #theslowdowncollective #beautyyouseek #aquietstyle #ofquietmoments #embracingaslowerlife #theartofslowliving #cornersofmyworld #alittlebeautyeveryday #livemoremagic #myseasonalstory #calm_collected #seeksimplicity

Can almost hear the silence in this picture 🧘🏻‍♀️

#slowlife #slowlifetrip #slowlifestyle #slowlifediary #ontheroad #scenicview #roadtrippin #stilllifegallery #stilllifephotographer #ofsimplethings #daysofsmallthings #thesimpleeveryday #myquietbeauty #smallmomentsofcalm #myeverydaymagic #theslowdowncollective #beautyyouseek #aquietstyle #ofquietmoments #embracingaslowerlife #theartofslowliving #cornersofmyworld #alittlebeautyeveryday #livemoremagic #myseasonalstory #calm_collected #seeksimplicity
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Instagram post 17905985677624061 Happy 2021! ✨ Hope we take smarter decisions this year, with all those online certifications we acquired in 2020 🤪 

#happy2021 #2021 #2021calendar #2021goals #jan2021 #jan2021❤️ #lifein2021 #happynewyear2021  #happynewyear🎉 #olivebistro #olivedelhi #delhistories #delhidiaries #delhibloggers #delhitravelblogger #delhicoffee #delhicafe #delhi_diaries #newyeardelhi

Happy 2021! ✨ Hope we take smarter decisions this year, with all those online certifications we acquired in 2020 🤪

#happy2021 #2021 #2021calendar #2021goals #jan2021 #jan2021❤️ #lifein2021 #happynewyear2021 #happynewyear🎉 #olivebistro #olivedelhi #delhistories #delhidiaries #delhibloggers #delhitravelblogger #delhicoffee #delhicafe #delhi_diaries #newyeardelhi
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Instagram post 17905482868593400 Appreciation post for bars with rustic doors and barn vibes. But mostly just all bars.

PS- are you guys drinking less or more during Covid? asking for a friend.

#rusticdoor #doordesign #doorsofdistinction #doorprize #doorsworldwide #torontoarchitecture #canadianarchitect #customhomedesign #brickdesign #architecturedesigns #beautifuldoors #brickdesigns #architecturelover #architecturedesign #architecturephoto #architecure #architecturedetail #architecture_addicted #archidesign #bardesign #bardesigners #bardesignideas #barinterior #barinteriors #bardecor #designrestaurants #interiorconcept

Appreciation post for bars with rustic doors and barn vibes. But mostly just all bars.

PS- are you guys drinking less or more during Covid? asking for a friend.

#rusticdoor #doordesign #doorsofdistinction #doorprize #doorsworldwide #torontoarchitecture #canadianarchitect #customhomedesign #brickdesign #architecturedesigns #beautifuldoors #brickdesigns #architecturelover #architecturedesign #architecturephoto #architecure #architecturedetail #architecture_addicted #archidesign #bardesign #bardesigners #bardesignideas #barinterior #barinteriors #bardecor #designrestaurants #interiorconcept
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Instagram post 18118150642161548 Casual obsession with this week’s weather situation ❄️ 

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#snowyday #snowy #winterlandscape #ilovewinter #snowfall #snowland #canada_pic #imagesofcanada #tourcanada #wintercanada #torontolife #6ix #winter2020 #winterlove #winterday #lovewinter #winterlover #winterseason #brownfeed #holidaysto #snowing #december #december2020 #decemberdaily #homesensecanada #homesensefinds #homesense

Casual obsession with this week’s weather situation ❄️





#snowyday #snowy #winterlandscape #ilovewinter #snowfall #snowland #canada_pic #imagesofcanada #tourcanada #wintercanada #torontolife #6ix #winter2020 #winterlove #winterday #lovewinter #winterlover #winterseason #brownfeed #holidaysto #snowing #december #december2020 #decemberdaily #homesensecanada #homesensefinds #homesense
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Instagram post 17881377892898627 Nothing prettier than @distilleryto in December 🎄❄️ Missing the patio vibe! 

Even without this year’s Christmas market, it looks just as wonderful, with its holly, Christmas garlands, warm yellow lights everywhere and massive Christmas tree. 😍

#torontodistillery #torontopixel #inside_to #christmastoronto #torontoclicks #6ix_walks #torontolife #torontopatio #igerstoronto #torontoclx #torontomind #torontovibes #torontocity #torontocanada #torontorestaurant #torontobars #curiocitytoronto #streetsoftoronto #gta_features #torontogram #tdot_blog #blogto #torontoarchitecture #christmasvibescanada #dailyhiveto #ownthe6 #torontomind

Nothing prettier than @distilleryto in December 🎄❄️ Missing the patio vibe!

Even without this year’s Christmas market, it looks just as wonderful, with its holly, Christmas garlands, warm yellow lights everywhere and massive Christmas tree. 😍

#torontodistillery #torontopixel #inside_to #christmastoronto #torontoclicks #6ix_walks #torontolife #torontopatio #igerstoronto #torontoclx #torontomind #torontovibes #torontocity #torontocanada #torontorestaurant #torontobars #curiocitytoronto #streetsoftoronto #gta_features #torontogram #tdot_blog #blogto #torontoarchitecture #christmasvibescanada #dailyhiveto #ownthe6 #torontomind
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Instagram post 17861250635235013 Hello, December! 🎄Something tells me this month is gonna be a lot better than the rest of 2020 (mostly because we have half a month of holidays after the finals 😂) 

#hellodecember #hellodecember❄️ #december2020 #decembervibes #decembermood #decemberstyle #canadafashion #canadawinter #canadaswonderland #canada #winnersfabfind #winnersfabfinds #torontofashion #torontofashionblogger #decemberdaily #decembersnow #canadagirl #canadafashion #winterfashion2020 #snowsnowsnow #snowphotography #snowfashion

Hello, December! 🎄Something tells me this month is gonna be a lot better than the rest of 2020 (mostly because we have half a month of holidays after the finals 😂)

#hellodecember #hellodecember❄️ #december2020 #decembervibes #decembermood #decemberstyle #canadafashion #canadawinter #canadaswonderland #canada #winnersfabfind #winnersfabfinds #torontofashion #torontofashionblogger #decemberdaily #decembersnow #canadagirl #canadafashion #winterfashion2020 #snowsnowsnow #snowphotography #snowfashion
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Instagram post 17864598173194803 When I started the blog manyyyy years ago, I studied at Delhi University and usually spent free time at cafés around town. So I started the blog to talk about my fav desserts, cute reading books & wine bars. The name “Stumbling Around Delhi” was rather befitting then. 

I started working and taking a ton of short trips, weekend getaways and hill cottage getaways (evidenced in the feed, you’ll find it all as you scroll through). So the name Stumbling Around Delhi made sense then too. 

Started traveling outside India quite a bit and the name began to feel like a stretch. But it catered to young Indian travellers so it somewhat made sense for anyone who was looking for an Indian’s perspective on travel abroad (including travel trips/suggested itineraries etc) 

Since moving to Canada, I’m still writing about travel, still from an Indian perspective, but now it’s more about moving here, living here and stumbling around Canada more than it’s about Stumbling Around Delhi. 

I’m so attached to the name of the website, because it somehow captures exactly what I’ve been doing through the years- which makes me reluctant to give it up. 

But I also know that resistance to change gets us nowhere. So I’m wondering if it’s time to cut the chord and change the name of the blog to something else? 

If you’ve never visited it before, it’s www.stumblingarounddelhi.com ❤️

What do you think- change or no change? 

#stumblingarounddelhi #stumblingaroundcanada #travelblogindia #indiantravelblogger #indianincanada #travelblogcanada #travelbloggercanada #lifestories #blogstory #changeisgood #changeiscoming #indianbloggersnetwork #indianbloggerabroad #indianabroad #stumblingaround #stumblingaround #movingtocanada #movingabroad #lifeupdate #lifechanges

When I started the blog manyyyy years ago, I studied at Delhi University and usually spent free time at cafés around town. So I started the blog to talk about my fav desserts, cute reading books & wine bars. The name “Stumbling Around Delhi” was rather befitting then.

I started working and taking a ton of short trips, weekend getaways and hill cottage getaways (evidenced in the feed, you’ll find it all as you scroll through). So the name Stumbling Around Delhi made sense then too.

Started traveling outside India quite a bit and the name began to feel like a stretch. But it catered to young Indian travellers so it somewhat made sense for anyone who was looking for an Indian’s perspective on travel abroad (including travel trips/suggested itineraries etc)

Since moving to Canada, I’m still writing about travel, still from an Indian perspective, but now it’s more about moving here, living here and stumbling around Canada more than it’s about Stumbling Around Delhi.

I’m so attached to the name of the website, because it somehow captures exactly what I’ve been doing through the years- which makes me reluctant to give it up.

But I also know that resistance to change gets us nowhere. So I’m wondering if it’s time to cut the chord and change the name of the blog to something else?

If you’ve never visited it before, it’s www.stumblingarounddelhi.com ❤️

What do you think- change or no change?

#stumblingarounddelhi #stumblingaroundcanada #travelblogindia #indiantravelblogger #indianincanada #travelblogcanada #travelbloggercanada #lifestories #blogstory #changeisgood #changeiscoming #indianbloggersnetwork #indianbloggerabroad #indianabroad #stumblingaround #stumblingaround #movingtocanada #movingabroad #lifeupdate #lifechanges
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