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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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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 18232877824071013 Want to live in every cottage I meet 👀 Reminds me a little of Lorelai & Rory’s house 🌸 

#smalltownlife #smalltown #smalltowncharm #smalltownvibes #smalltownstyle #niagaraonthelake #stcatharines #charmingcottage #cottageontario #niagara #cozycottage #countrycottage #englishcottage #cottageliving #cottagecountry #cottagelife #cottagevibes #stillfeelslikesummer #countryliving #cottagegarden #springflowers #cottagegardens #cottagegardenstyle #gardencottage #cottagetime #cottagetime❤️

Want to live in every cottage I meet 👀 Reminds me a little of Lorelai & Rory’s house 🌸

#smalltownlife #smalltown #smalltowncharm #smalltownvibes #smalltownstyle #niagaraonthelake #stcatharines #charmingcottage #cottageontario #niagara #cozycottage #countrycottage #englishcottage #cottageliving #cottagecountry #cottagelife #cottagevibes #stillfeelslikesummer #countryliving #cottagegarden #springflowers #cottagegardens #cottagegardenstyle #gardencottage #cottagetime #cottagetime❤️
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Instagram post 17955530641464677 The one thing I said before driving to Blue Mountain for my birthday was “I’ll do anything as long as it’s not a hike” 

Welllll we hiked. But it was downhill and I loved every bit of it! 

If you’re interested in a mini-hike at Blue Mountain, just take the gondola to the top of the hill and choose the “Cascade” hike (you’ll find it on the map) - it’s downhill and you’d be waking along a stream 🌿 

#bluemountain #bluemountainvillage #bluemountainhike #hikecanada #birthdayhike #hikevibes #hikeadventures #hikeday #hikeitout #outdoorgirls #summerhike #summerhikes #hikeoutfit #hikerbabe #canadaoutdoors #collingwoodontario #collingwood #torontodaytrip #hikeontario #ontariohiking #ontariohikes #dynamiteclothing #torontoblogger

The one thing I said before driving to Blue Mountain for my birthday was “I’ll do anything as long as it’s not a hike”

Welllll we hiked. But it was downhill and I loved every bit of it!

If you’re interested in a mini-hike at Blue Mountain, just take the gondola to the top of the hill and choose the “Cascade” hike (you’ll find it on the map) - it’s downhill and you’d be waking along a stream 🌿

#bluemountain #bluemountainvillage #bluemountainhike #hikecanada #birthdayhike #hikevibes #hikeadventures #hikeday #hikeitout #outdoorgirls #summerhike #summerhikes #hikeoutfit #hikerbabe #canadaoutdoors #collingwoodontario #collingwood #torontodaytrip #hikeontario #ontariohiking #ontariohikes #dynamiteclothing #torontoblogger
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Instagram post 17925452569640437 Need a cottage in a tiny town, stat 

#europeanarchitecture #niagaraonthelake #ontariodaytrips #ontariotravel #ontarioexperience #smalltown #smalltownlife #smalltowncharm #smalltowncanada #redbrick #redbrickhouse #redbricks #cottagehome #cottages #cottagelove #niagaratourism #visitniagara #ontariotowns #torontosummer #torontotravels #torontodaytrip #torontotodo #todotoronto #thingstodointoronto #thingstodotoronto #traveltoronto #torontovintage

Need a cottage in a tiny town, stat

#europeanarchitecture #niagaraonthelake #ontariodaytrips #ontariotravel #ontarioexperience #smalltown #smalltownlife #smalltowncharm #smalltowncanada #redbrick #redbrickhouse #redbricks #cottagehome #cottages #cottagelove #niagaratourism #visitniagara #ontariotowns #torontosummer #torontotravels #torontodaytrip #torontotodo #todotoronto #thingstodointoronto #thingstodotoronto #traveltoronto #torontovintage
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Instagram post 17975194705384732 The spot where you can always catch a rainbow 🌈

#niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #visitniagara #niagaratourism #niagarafallsontario #niagara_falls #niagaraontario #niagara #torontodaytrip #torontotourism #tourismontario #ontariotourism #ontariotravel #ontario_adventures #ontarionature #ontariocanada #ontariooutdoors #niagaraphotographer #niagaraphotography #niagararegion

The spot where you can always catch a rainbow 🌈

#niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #visitniagara #niagaratourism #niagarafallsontario #niagara_falls #niagaraontario #niagara #torontodaytrip #torontotourism #tourismontario #ontariotourism #ontariotravel #ontario_adventures #ontarionature #ontariocanada #ontariooutdoors #niagaraphotographer #niagaraphotography #niagararegion
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Instagram post 17898012422023962 The kind of cottage that could make me pack up my stuff and move to a new town 😍 

#cottageliving #cottagelife #cottagegoals #cottagegarden #cottagelife #cottagedreams #cottagehome #cottagecountry #cottages #dreamhome #dreamhomes #niagaraonthelake #gardenaesthetic #gardengoals #homegoals🏡 #smalltownlife #smalltowncanada #smalltowngirl #smalltowncharm #quainttown #smalltownlove #smalltownontario #smalltownlivin

The kind of cottage that could make me pack up my stuff and move to a new town 😍

#cottageliving #cottagelife #cottagegoals #cottagegarden #cottagelife #cottagedreams #cottagehome #cottagecountry #cottages #dreamhome #dreamhomes #niagaraonthelake #gardenaesthetic #gardengoals #homegoals🏡 #smalltownlife #smalltowncanada #smalltowngirl #smalltowncharm #quainttown #smalltownlove #smalltownontario #smalltownlivin
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Instagram post 17919024202664375 There’s something so cozy about small town cottages hidden behind manicured trees. One of my fav things to do at Niagara-on-the-Lake: admire other peoples’ houses & add them to my “one day” wish list ♥️🤪

#smalltownlife #smalltown #smalltownliving #smalltowncharm #smalltowns #smalltownboutique #smalltownvibes #smalltownstyle #niagaraonthelake #stcatharines #ontariooutdoors #charmingcottage #homevibe #cottagecharm #niagaraonthelakecollege #cottageontario #ontariocottages #ontariocottager #ontariocottagelife #niagaratourism #ontariotourism #visitontario #cozycottage #cozycabin #countrycottage #niagarahomes #summercottage #cottagegarden

There’s something so cozy about small town cottages hidden behind manicured trees. One of my fav things to do at Niagara-on-the-Lake: admire other peoples’ houses & add them to my “one day” wish list ♥️🤪

#smalltownlife #smalltown #smalltownliving #smalltowncharm #smalltowns #smalltownboutique #smalltownvibes #smalltownstyle #niagaraonthelake #stcatharines #ontariooutdoors #charmingcottage #homevibe #cottagecharm #niagaraonthelakecollege #cottageontario #ontariocottages #ontariocottager #ontariocottagelife #niagaratourism #ontariotourism #visitontario #cozycottage #cozycabin #countrycottage #niagarahomes #summercottage #cottagegarden
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Instagram post 17893411492956386 Beauty spotted at @versuscoffee 😍 

#interioraccents #cafedecor #coffeespot #apartmentherapy #diningtables #interiortips #homedecor #fineinteriors #visualpleasure #cafeaesthetics #aestheticdaily #greenaesthetics #whiteaesthetics #vintageaesthetics #aestheticinspo #pastelpinkaesthetic #caféaesthetics #pastelinterior #pastelinteriors #stopandstaredecor #pastelinteriordecor #pastelinteriorinspo #summerinterior #summerinteriors #summerinteriortrends #summerinteriordecor #lovingmysummerdecor #summerdecorideas #retroedit

Beauty spotted at @versuscoffee 😍

#interioraccents #cafedecor #coffeespot #apartmentherapy #diningtables #interiortips #homedecor #fineinteriors #visualpleasure #cafeaesthetics #aestheticdaily #greenaesthetics #whiteaesthetics #vintageaesthetics #aestheticinspo #pastelpinkaesthetic #caféaesthetics #pastelinterior #pastelinteriors #stopandstaredecor #pastelinteriordecor #pastelinteriorinspo #summerinterior #summerinteriors #summerinteriortrends #summerinteriordecor #lovingmysummerdecor #summerdecorideas #retroedit
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Instagram post 18128188339173934 What’s the most underrated spot you’ve visited in Toronto so far? 

This one’s mine - it’s a tiny creek along a trail in Etobicoke. Imagine having such a beautiful spot in the middle of the city, barely a 5 min walk from the nearest parking. Toronto you’re full of surprises! 

#etobicoke #discovertoronto #thingstodointoronto #etobicokecreek #etobicokelife #etobicoke #durhamregion #yorkregion #torontoliving #thingstodointoronto #centreislandtoronto #torontophoton #travelupcanada #discovertoronto #discoveringtoronto #toptorontophoto #torontosworld #torontomind #1loveto #tdot #discovertorontotoday #discovertorontooh #discoverytoronto #discovertorontosbackyard #discovertorontontotoday #discovertorontopics #discovertorontodiaries #torontodiscovery #torontoinsta

What’s the most underrated spot you’ve visited in Toronto so far?

This one’s mine - it’s a tiny creek along a trail in Etobicoke. Imagine having such a beautiful spot in the middle of the city, barely a 5 min walk from the nearest parking. Toronto you’re full of surprises!

#etobicoke #discovertoronto #thingstodointoronto #etobicokecreek #etobicokelife #etobicoke #durhamregion #yorkregion #torontoliving #thingstodointoronto #centreislandtoronto #torontophoton #travelupcanada #discovertoronto #discoveringtoronto #toptorontophoto #torontosworld #torontomind #1loveto #tdot #discovertorontotoday #discovertorontooh #discoverytoronto #discovertorontosbackyard #discovertorontontotoday #discovertorontopics #discovertorontodiaries #torontodiscovery #torontoinsta
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Instagram post 18079676566267063 The summer we wanted 🤭 

#patioseason #patiotoronto #torontopatio #patiolife #torontobar #torontobars #torontococktails #summertoronto #torontosummer #summervibestoronto #torontosun #torontococktails #torontorestaurant #torontorestaurants #restauranttoronto #torontocafe #torontocafes #summer2021 #summerto #tosummer #summerinthe6ix #the6ixgotheat #againstthegrain #torontoharbour #torontoharbourfront

The summer we wanted 🤭

#patioseason #patiotoronto #torontopatio #patiolife #torontobar #torontobars #torontococktails #summertoronto #torontosummer #summervibestoronto #torontosun #torontococktails #torontorestaurant #torontorestaurants #restauranttoronto #torontocafe #torontocafes #summer2021 #summerto #tosummer #summerinthe6ix #the6ixgotheat #againstthegrain #torontoharbour #torontoharbourfront
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Instagram post 17898971002859740 Weekend hike at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, an hour’s drive from #NorthYork. 

The drive through #Ontario countryside was so beautiful and the towns of Orangeville and Mono are so cute! 

It was the only place we could visit without a reservation, so it’s ideal for spur of the moment plans. 

The leaves haven’t returned to the trees yet, so visiting a couple weeks later might make the experience a lot more scenic. 

Difficulty level: Zero. Felt like a walk in the park (quite literally). 

#ontarioprovincialparks #parksontario #ontarioparks🌳 #rediscoveringnature #myheartcanada #exploreontarioparks #ontarioparks #ontarioparkstour #parksofontario #ontarioparks⛺🍁 #ontariohikes #hikeontarioparks #ontariohike #hikeontariotrails #ontrail #exploreon #ontariotrailseries #ontariotrailsweek #monocliffsprovincialpark #monocliffs #monocliffsprovincial #monocliffsprovincialparks #morningwalks #provincialpark #torontohiking #hikeontario #simcoecountyliving

Weekend hike at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, an hour’s drive from #NorthYork.

The drive through #Ontario countryside was so beautiful and the towns of Orangeville and Mono are so cute!

It was the only place we could visit without a reservation, so it’s ideal for spur of the moment plans.

The leaves haven’t returned to the trees yet, so visiting a couple weeks later might make the experience a lot more scenic.

Difficulty level: Zero. Felt like a walk in the park (quite literally).

#ontarioprovincialparks #parksontario #ontarioparks🌳 #rediscoveringnature #myheartcanada #exploreontarioparks #ontarioparks #ontarioparkstour #parksofontario #ontarioparks⛺🍁 #ontariohikes #hikeontarioparks #ontariohike #hikeontariotrails #ontrail #exploreon #ontariotrailseries #ontariotrailsweek #monocliffsprovincialpark #monocliffs #monocliffsprovincial #monocliffsprovincialparks #morningwalks #provincialpark #torontohiking #hikeontario #simcoecountyliving
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Instagram post 17882198339115477 Dreamy cocktail hour ☁️ Heart goes out to Toronto’s small businesses, who’ve had to invest in so much infrastructure in order to comply with changing government safety requirements. And after all that, they’ve had to shut down again within days of reopening. Tiny note to #supportlocal wherever possible & help keep them afloat ♥️ 

#torontorestaurants #torontorestaurant #torontocafe #torontocafes #torontopub #torontofood #localtoronto #torontolocalbusiness #torontolove #torontoarchitecture #torontodesign #torontofun #architecturephotos #architecturedaily #architecturedetail #restaurantart #cafevibes #cafedesign #beautifulcafe #barvibes #torontobar #torontobars #bardesigns #bardesigns #bardecor #smallbusinesstoronto #smallbusinessto

Dreamy cocktail hour ☁️ Heart goes out to Toronto’s small businesses, who’ve had to invest in so much infrastructure in order to comply with changing government safety requirements. And after all that, they’ve had to shut down again within days of reopening. Tiny note to #supportlocal wherever possible & help keep them afloat ♥️

#torontorestaurants #torontorestaurant #torontocafe #torontocafes #torontopub #torontofood #localtoronto #torontolocalbusiness #torontolove #torontoarchitecture #torontodesign #torontofun #architecturephotos #architecturedaily #architecturedetail #restaurantart #cafevibes #cafedesign #beautifulcafe #barvibes #torontobar #torontobars #bardesigns #bardesigns #bardecor #smallbusinesstoronto #smallbusinessto
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Instagram post 18194771035078545 Drove to Etobicoke Lakeshore last weekend for a picnic in the sun. Couldn’t believe how accessible the lake was; barely populated, located right next to a patch of bright green gardens and swans floating by (no joke) in close proximity. 

There’s nooo spot in the city that’s as ideal for a sunset walk as this one. And in such a cozy neighbourhood too! 

Location courtesy: @varshabajaj.s 

#etobicoke #etobicokelakeshore #etobicoketoronto #torontosummer #lakeontario #lakesideliving #lakeside #lakebeach #sunsetchaser #summeradventure #summeradventures #discoveringtoronto #summertoronto #narcitytoronto #torontobeaches #torontobeach #torontocity #torontogta #picnicspot #springcanada #springadventures #springthings #spring2021 #springisintheair #springishere #blogtoronto #viewtoronto #torontoviews #torontoview

Drove to Etobicoke Lakeshore last weekend for a picnic in the sun. Couldn’t believe how accessible the lake was; barely populated, located right next to a patch of bright green gardens and swans floating by (no joke) in close proximity.

There’s nooo spot in the city that’s as ideal for a sunset walk as this one. And in such a cozy neighbourhood too!

Location courtesy: @varshabajaj.s

#etobicoke #etobicokelakeshore #etobicoketoronto #torontosummer #lakeontario #lakesideliving #lakeside #lakebeach #sunsetchaser #summeradventure #summeradventures #discoveringtoronto #summertoronto #narcitytoronto #torontobeaches #torontobeach #torontocity #torontogta #picnicspot #springcanada #springadventures #springthings #spring2021 #springisintheair #springishere #blogtoronto #viewtoronto #torontoviews #torontoview
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Instagram post 17887698035010633 Last minute short road trips are everything 🦋 Maybe because they’re the only ones that work out 🤪 

#scarborough #scarboroughbluffs #torontosunset #torontospots #torontospring #torontotodo #narcitytoronto #exploretoronto #exploreto #summertoronto #torontosummer #sunsetphotography #sunsetlover #sunsetsofinstagram #sunsetskies #torontosky #torontoskies #lakeontario #ontariotravel #ontarioparks #scarboroughspots #scarboroughontario @destination_toronto #destinationtoronto

Last minute short road trips are everything 🦋 Maybe because they’re the only ones that work out 🤪

#scarborough #scarboroughbluffs #torontosunset #torontospots #torontospring #torontotodo #narcitytoronto #exploretoronto #exploreto #summertoronto #torontosummer #sunsetphotography #sunsetlover #sunsetsofinstagram #sunsetskies #torontosky #torontoskies #lakeontario #ontariotravel #ontarioparks #scarboroughspots #scarboroughontario @destination_toronto #destinationtoronto
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Instagram post 17888668970075535 The seasons have changed & so has this feed 🌸 Just a little sunshine was all we needed! Moving to a spring feed starting today & can’t wait to explore the city again 🧍🏻‍♀️🎒

#ontarioplace #springfeed #springiscoming #spring2021 #torontoharbour #torontoharbourfront #torontosummer #canadiansummer #summerincanada #summer2021 #springtoronto #torontospring #torontocity #torontocityvibes #torontoweekend #lakeontario #summerinthecity #sunshinestateofmind #bluewaters #bluesummer

The seasons have changed & so has this feed 🌸 Just a little sunshine was all we needed! Moving to a spring feed starting today & can’t wait to explore the city again 🧍🏻‍♀️🎒

#ontarioplace #springfeed #springiscoming #spring2021 #torontoharbour #torontoharbourfront #torontosummer #canadiansummer #summerincanada #summer2021 #springtoronto #torontospring #torontocity #torontocityvibes #torontoweekend #lakeontario #summerinthecity #sunshinestateofmind #bluewaters #bluesummer
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