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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 17850328904381499 Some bonfire and some steaming  hot choc (covered in marshmallow and pretzels 🥰), served with a view of the @cntower. Keeping cozy in an otherwise freezing city ❄️ at @stacktmarket. 

Toronto makes it easy to love the Canadian winter (only until December though 😂) 

#torontothingstodo #wintertoronto #torontowinter #torontofun #torontocafe #torontorestaurants #torontopatio #torontopatios #stacktmarket #torontobars #torontobar #torontoevents #torontopopup #torontofoodies #torontodowntown #blogtoronto #torontochristmas #torontochristmasmarket #torontochristmas2020 #torontoweekend

Some bonfire and some steaming hot choc (covered in marshmallow and pretzels 🥰), served with a view of the @cntower. Keeping cozy in an otherwise freezing city ❄️ at @stacktmarket.

Toronto makes it easy to love the Canadian winter (only until December though 😂)

#torontothingstodo #wintertoronto #torontowinter #torontofun #torontocafe #torontorestaurants #torontopatio #torontopatios #stacktmarket #torontobars #torontobar #torontoevents #torontopopup #torontofoodies #torontodowntown #blogtoronto #torontochristmas #torontochristmasmarket #torontochristmas2020 #torontoweekend
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Instagram post 18144982906097912 Gotta stop everything & run outside because campus is COVERED IN SNOW! ♥️❄️🌲 What a view to wake up to! 

I know that tomorrow when snow turns into slush I’m going to find it incredibly inconvenient BUT today is magical and that’s all that matters ✨ ☃️ 

#snowintoronto #winterintoronto #snowfalltoronto #snowcanada #canadawinter #narcitytoronto #blogto #holidaymodeon #snowday #snowwhite #snowsnowsnow #snowfall #yorkuviews #yorkuniversity #snowing #canadasnow #novembersnow #canadanovember

Gotta stop everything & run outside because campus is COVERED IN SNOW! ♥️❄️🌲 What a view to wake up to!

I know that tomorrow when snow turns into slush I’m going to find it incredibly inconvenient BUT today is magical and that’s all that matters ✨ ☃️

#snowintoronto #winterintoronto #snowfalltoronto #snowcanada #canadawinter #narcitytoronto #blogto #holidaymodeon #snowday #snowwhite #snowsnowsnow #snowfall #yorkuviews #yorkuniversity #snowing #canadasnow #novembersnow #canadanovember
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Instagram post 18136356961120766 The expression on my face is dedicated to this semester, which has been a hundred shades of irritating 👻🤯 

Anyone else REALLY fed up of speaking to people through screens?!!! 

#fallsemester #fallsemester2020 #fall2020 #fallincanada #fallcanada #fallontario #fallottawa #autumncanada #canada🍁 #canadatravel #canadagram #canada_pic #canadatrip #covidtravel #covidtravel2020 #pandemictravel #fallfashioncanada #canadafashion #canadafallcolors

The expression on my face is dedicated to this semester, which has been a hundred shades of irritating 👻🤯

Anyone else REALLY fed up of speaking to people through screens?!!!

#fallsemester #fallsemester2020 #fall2020 #fallincanada #fallcanada #fallontario #fallottawa #autumncanada #canada🍁 #canadatravel #canadagram #canada_pic #canadatrip #covidtravel #covidtravel2020 #pandemictravel #fallfashioncanada #canadafashion #canadafallcolors
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Instagram post 17928657676448917 Thinking it may be time to retire the fall posts and switch to winter adventures, yes? 😄 It’s -2 degrees today after all 🤷🏻‍♀️

#winterishere❄️ #goodbyefall #goodnyefallhellowinter #fallincanada #canadafall #canadá #canada_pic #falltrails #fallwear #fallontario #ontariocanada #ontario_adventures #ontariotourism #ontarioautumn #autumnleaves #thanksgiving #thanksgiving2020 #goodbyeautumn #hamont #hamiltonontario

Thinking it may be time to retire the fall posts and switch to winter adventures, yes? 😄 It’s -2 degrees today after all 🤷🏻‍♀️

#winterishere❄️ #goodbyefall #goodnyefallhellowinter #fallincanada #canadafall #canadá #canada_pic #falltrails #fallwear #fallontario #ontariocanada #ontario_adventures #ontariotourism #ontarioautumn #autumnleaves #thanksgiving #thanksgiving2020 #goodbyeautumn #hamont #hamiltonontario
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Instagram post 17899270018621444 Ottawa may be one of the cutest cities I’ve visited in Canada so far (I admit, that’s not saying much since I’ve barely been around yet 😂 

Also Niagara-on-the-Lake is my numero uno, but that’s.. a town, so it doesn’t qualify 😋) 

Fall in Ottawa though, is exceptionally beautiful! There’s a melange of autumn colours over the Rideau Canal and stone buildings with so many statues that you might catch some all the way from the opposite side of the Canal (if you squint real hard). 

We couldn’t stop talking about how much fun we would’ve had if the patios, cafés and boutique stores were open 😍

Falling in love with Ottawa in 4 hours: a true story 

#ottawa #ottawacanada #ottawatravel #travelottawa #ottawalife #ottawaphoto #ottawafall #ottawaphotographer #ottawablogger #ottawaontario ##ottawacity #ottawaliving #ottawabloggers #torontotrips #traveltoronto #ontario_adventures #ontarioparks #ontariocanada #ontariooutdoors #ontarioblogger #movingtocanada #indianincanada #indianbloggercanada #indiansincanada #autumncanada #autumnincanada #fallcanada #fallincanada #fallinottawa

Ottawa may be one of the cutest cities I’ve visited in Canada so far (I admit, that’s not saying much since I’ve barely been around yet 😂

Also Niagara-on-the-Lake is my numero uno, but that’s.. a town, so it doesn’t qualify 😋)

Fall in Ottawa though, is exceptionally beautiful! There’s a melange of autumn colours over the Rideau Canal and stone buildings with so many statues that you might catch some all the way from the opposite side of the Canal (if you squint real hard).

We couldn’t stop talking about how much fun we would’ve had if the patios, cafés and boutique stores were open 😍

Falling in love with Ottawa in 4 hours: a true story

#ottawa #ottawacanada #ottawatravel #travelottawa #ottawalife #ottawaphoto #ottawafall #ottawaphotographer #ottawablogger #ottawaontario ##ottawacity #ottawaliving #ottawabloggers #torontotrips #traveltoronto #ontario_adventures #ontarioparks #ontariocanada #ontariooutdoors #ontarioblogger #movingtocanada #indianincanada #indianbloggercanada #indiansincanada #autumncanada #autumnincanada #fallcanada #fallincanada #fallinottawa
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Instagram post 17848346063379508 Ottawa, what a sight you are 😻 (didn’t intend for it to rhyme 😒) 

#ottawa #ottawacanada #ottawalife #ottawatourism #ottawaphoto #ottawaphotographer #ottawaphotography #ottawaphotographers #ottawablogger #ottawaontario #ottawaontario #ottawacity #ottawavalley #ottawaliving #ottawacountyparks #narcityottawa

Ottawa, what a sight you are 😻 (didn’t intend for it to rhyme 😒)

#ottawa #ottawacanada #ottawalife #ottawatourism #ottawaphoto #ottawaphotographer #ottawaphotography #ottawaphotographers #ottawablogger #ottawaontario #ottawaontario #ottawacity #ottawavalley #ottawaliving #ottawacountyparks #narcityottawa
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Instagram post 17889368911741812 Oh what a difference a day makes! Here I was, still thinking we were in the middle of autumn.. when it snowed and how! ❄️

PS- this is Mont Tremblant, where the sewage looks like a scenic river flowing by. Jk 😉 (I think) 

#quebec #quebeccanada #canadatravel #canadatravels #canadatour #quebecregion #quebec_travelers #quebeclife #quebecblogger #quebecmoments #quebectourism #quebecphoto #tourismequebec #travelquebec #autumnquebec #winterquebec #quebecwinter #monttremblantvillage

Oh what a difference a day makes! Here I was, still thinking we were in the middle of autumn.. when it snowed and how! ❄️

PS- this is Mont Tremblant, where the sewage looks like a scenic river flowing by. Jk 😉 (I think)

#quebec #quebeccanada #canadatravel #canadatravels #canadatour #quebecregion #quebec_travelers #quebeclife #quebecblogger #quebecmoments #quebectourism #quebecphoto #tourismequebec #travelquebec #autumnquebec #winterquebec #quebecwinter #monttremblantvillage
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Instagram post 17858362046229676 Happy Halloween! 🎃 Last night @arnavbindra and I ate tons of Halloween candy and played cards (because Diwali is around the corner too, and being far away from our families this time of year makes us really homesick 🥺) 

We were joking about how we’ve combined Diwali and Halloween this year. But the best part of being in a diff country is all of the traditions and festivals that we get to adopt 🧡 

So we’ve made up our own little mixture of celebrations, and I feel so grateful for all the people who’ve become a part of it- our home away from home, fam away from fam. It’s holiday season for us all the way from now until 2021 ✨

#happyhalloween #halloween2020 #pumpkinpatch #pumpkinpatchphotoshoot #pumpkinpatch2020 #halloweenathome #halloweencanada #diwali2020 #halloweendiwali #halloweenfestivities #halloweenfest #halloweendecor #halloweendecoration #halloweenseason #halloweenspirit

Happy Halloween! 🎃 Last night @arnavbindra and I ate tons of Halloween candy and played cards (because Diwali is around the corner too, and being far away from our families this time of year makes us really homesick 🥺)

We were joking about how we’ve combined Diwali and Halloween this year. But the best part of being in a diff country is all of the traditions and festivals that we get to adopt 🧡

So we’ve made up our own little mixture of celebrations, and I feel so grateful for all the people who’ve become a part of it- our home away from home, fam away from fam. It’s holiday season for us all the way from now until 2021 ✨

#happyhalloween #halloween2020 #pumpkinpatch #pumpkinpatchphotoshoot #pumpkinpatch2020 #halloweenathome #halloweencanada #diwali2020 #halloweendiwali #halloweenfestivities #halloweenfest #halloweendecor #halloweendecoration #halloweenseason #halloweenspirit
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Instagram post 17901808780588618 Newest obsession: checking out every damn fall activity in town (and surrounding towns in this case) 🎃 

Hanes Corn Maze in #HamiltonOntario is such a precious find! (not spon, just loved the experience) 

There’s a really cute bakery founded many many years ago (THE BEST BUTTER TART I HAVE EVERRRR had), a pumpkin patch, sunflower patch (for a pre-autumn visit), hugee corn maze and picture props too. 

Time: Need 2 hours to experience the full maze! 

#torontofall #hamiltonontariocanada #torontodaytrip #traveltoronto #travelontario #torontocornrows #cornmaze🌽 #cornmaze #fallthings #octoberthings #halloween2020 #halloween2020🎃 #discoverontario #explorehamilton #hamiltoncanada #cornrows #canadablogger #canadatravels #ontarioblogger

Newest obsession: checking out every damn fall activity in town (and surrounding towns in this case) 🎃

Hanes Corn Maze in #HamiltonOntario is such a precious find! (not spon, just loved the experience)

There’s a really cute bakery founded many many years ago (THE BEST BUTTER TART I HAVE EVERRRR had), a pumpkin patch, sunflower patch (for a pre-autumn visit), hugee corn maze and picture props too.

Time: Need 2 hours to experience the full maze!

#torontofall #hamiltonontariocanada #torontodaytrip #traveltoronto #travelontario #torontocornrows #cornmaze🌽 #cornmaze #fallthings #octoberthings #halloween2020 #halloween2020🎃 #discoverontario #explorehamilton #hamiltoncanada #cornrows #canadablogger #canadatravels #ontarioblogger
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Instagram post 17855129885319895 Pitstops! When I was in NZ, I learnt that real beauty is often in the view outside the car window, the one that we usually drive past. 

In those aspects Canada and NZ are so similar.. there’s so much underrated beauty..lakes, streams, a cottage surrounded by fall foliage, that so much goes unnoticed. 

Spotted this deck while driving through a village on the way to Mt. Tremblant and stopped to sit here for a few mins. 

What a peep into the slow, enviable life of those who live here. And what a way to watch the seasons change, right from this very deck 🚗 ✨

#quebecroadtrip #canadaroadtrip #canadatravel #canada🇨🇦 #canadá #quebectourism #quebeclife #quebecenphotos #quebecmoments #tourismequebec #quebectravelers #explorequebec #canadaexplored #canadatrip #canadaphotography #canadablogger #torontoblogger #travelblogger #travelbloggertoronto #travelbloggercanada #travelcanada🇨🇦 #narcityquebec

Pitstops! When I was in NZ, I learnt that real beauty is often in the view outside the car window, the one that we usually drive past.

In those aspects Canada and NZ are so similar.. there’s so much underrated beauty..lakes, streams, a cottage surrounded by fall foliage, that so much goes unnoticed.

Spotted this deck while driving through a village on the way to Mt. Tremblant and stopped to sit here for a few mins.

What a peep into the slow, enviable life of those who live here. And what a way to watch the seasons change, right from this very deck 🚗 ✨

#quebecroadtrip #canadaroadtrip #canadatravel #canada🇨🇦 #canadá #quebectourism #quebeclife #quebecenphotos #quebecmoments #tourismequebec #quebectravelers #explorequebec #canadaexplored #canadatrip #canadaphotography #canadablogger #torontoblogger #travelblogger #travelbloggertoronto #travelbloggercanada #travelcanada🇨🇦 #narcityquebec
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Instagram post 17887367536752280 Can I just say it has been a YEAR of no road trips. Not a single one.  2020 is the year of no road trips and there’s nothing worse than that 😭 

This weekend’s  trip made me more grateful than ever before, for all the small things we took for granted ❤️ #2020 #roadtrip2020 

We rented a @jeepca Wrangler and drove from Toronto to Quebec, and what a drive it was! 😍 

#2020goals #2020travel #travelin2020 #covidtravel #torontoroadtrip #canadaroadtrip #travelcanada #torontotoquebec #quebecroadtrip #quebeccanada #canadatravels #quebec #quebec_travelers #roadtripadventure #monttremblant #monttremblantvillage #quebecenphotos #quebecshot #jeepcanada

Can I just say it has been a YEAR of no road trips. Not a single one. 2020 is the year of no road trips and there’s nothing worse than that 😭

This weekend’s trip made me more grateful than ever before, for all the small things we took for granted ❤️ #2020 #roadtrip2020

We rented a @jeepca Wrangler and drove from Toronto to Quebec, and what a drive it was! 😍

#2020goals #2020travel #travelin2020 #covidtravel #torontoroadtrip #canadaroadtrip #travelcanada #torontotoquebec #quebecroadtrip #quebeccanada #canadatravels #quebec #quebec_travelers #roadtripadventure #monttremblant #monttremblantvillage #quebecenphotos #quebecshot #jeepcanada
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Instagram post 18119511121150438 can’t get enough 🍂 

#fallflavour #hamiltonfall #hamiltonontario #ontariotravel #torontodaytrip #daytriptoronto #torontothingstodo #hamiltonthingstodo #albionfalls #trailscanada #falltrails #fallfashion #fallcolors🍁🍂 #fall2020 #fallinlove #fallaesthetic #fallroadtrip #blogto #exploretoronto #hamiltonon #narcitytoronto #narcityontario #travelbloggercanada #exploreontario #explorecanada #torontobloggers #torontotravels #hamont

can’t get enough 🍂

#fallflavour #hamiltonfall #hamiltonontario #ontariotravel #torontodaytrip #daytriptoronto #torontothingstodo #hamiltonthingstodo #albionfalls #trailscanada #falltrails #fallfashion #fallcolors🍁🍂 #fall2020 #fallinlove #fallaesthetic #fallroadtrip #blogto #exploretoronto #hamiltonon #narcitytoronto #narcityontario #travelbloggercanada #exploreontario #explorecanada #torontobloggers #torontotravels #hamont
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Instagram post 17873940937935182 That feeling when you’re new to a city & get to explore every place for the first time 😻 

#barpoet #queenwest #queenstreet #queenstreetwest #bartoronto #torontobar #torontobars #datenighttoronto #blogto #torontodatenight #torontolifestyle #livingintoronto #torontoliving #torontolife #torontocafe #torontocafes #downtowntoronto #downtowntorontolife #torontodowntown #covidbirthday #lifestyletoronto

That feeling when you’re new to a city & get to explore every place for the first time 😻

#barpoet #queenwest #queenstreet #queenstreetwest #bartoronto #torontobar #torontobars #datenighttoronto #blogto #torontodatenight #torontolifestyle #livingintoronto #torontoliving #torontolife #torontocafe #torontocafes #downtowntoronto #downtowntorontolife #torontodowntown #covidbirthday #lifestyletoronto
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Instagram post 17892016288663680 For those looking for fall trails: Shot at a deserted trail along Albion Falls 🍂 We parked at the viewing point parking lot (no hike required from the parking to the viewing spot), which was quite busy. 

But the trail begins there and it’s a long hike, fairly empty during the weekdays and slightly busy on the weekend. 

You can hear the sound of the waterfall as you trod along, and every turn reveals a new spectrum of colours. Around Albion Falls at this time of the year the leaves are golden and red 🍁 #stumblingaroundontario 

#autumnontario #albionfalls #falltrails #hamiltonontario #thanksgiving #thanksgivingweekend #happythanksgiving #dailyhiveto #curiocitytoronto #fallcoloursontario #falltoronto #narcitytoronto #exploretoronto #HamOnt #hamiltonontario #urbanicity #MyHamilton #exploreontario #ontarioforyou #ontariofromyou #waterfallontario #imagesofcanada #curiocitycanada #tourismontario

For those looking for fall trails: Shot at a deserted trail along Albion Falls 🍂 We parked at the viewing point parking lot (no hike required from the parking to the viewing spot), which was quite busy.

But the trail begins there and it’s a long hike, fairly empty during the weekdays and slightly busy on the weekend.

You can hear the sound of the waterfall as you trod along, and every turn reveals a new spectrum of colours. Around Albion Falls at this time of the year the leaves are golden and red 🍁 #stumblingaroundontario

#autumnontario #albionfalls #falltrails #hamiltonontario #thanksgiving #thanksgivingweekend #happythanksgiving #dailyhiveto #curiocitytoronto #fallcoloursontario #falltoronto #narcitytoronto #exploretoronto #HamOnt #hamiltonontario #urbanicity #MyHamilton #exploreontario #ontarioforyou #ontariofromyou #waterfallontario #imagesofcanada #curiocitycanada #tourismontario
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