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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.

Destination Guides

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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 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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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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