Canada: Through Coco’s Eyes


Where are you originally from?​ 


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Self-deprecatingly friendly

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Hi! Thanks! Please. Sorry (we say that a lot lol)

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Both but perhaps slightly more laid back.


Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
There is so much good food because we have so many cultures within our own! Canadian bacon always seems strange to me. Poutine!!

Best drink? Local drink to try?
There are a lot of local craft breweries & wineries. Ice wine is delicious but super sweet!

How is breakfast served in your country?
In a lot of variations! Continental is common.


The best festival to attend?
So many! Lots of really good music festivals especially jazz festivals! Caribanna!

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Hockey I’ve been told 😉

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Snowshoe? Tubing? Polar Dip!

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Take a road trip – the scenery is ever-changing & beautiful! Go to the beaches, the top of CN tower, the mountains, the salt springs, old Quebec, there’s so much!

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
We might come off as too friendly (except in Toronto). We just want to say hi 🙂


What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Lake Louise, the suspension walking bridge in BC, the Tidal Bore, magnetic hill, Fundy park…

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
The caves at Saint Martins.

Where can visitors find the best beach?
On either coast! There are so many! My favourite is Parlee beach!

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Oh gosh! That’s a tough one! Go to Toronto, half way through the week drive through Montreal to Old Quebec! OR choose a coast 😉


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?

When is the best time to visit?
Winters can be super cold & summers can be super hot – go in late spring or early fall 🙂

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country?
We call soda pop – my American boyfriend laughs at that one…

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
I think people always think of canadians as nice…? Lol not so epic


Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
YES! Europe or the Caribbean.

What’s your best travel story?
I met my boyfriend by complete chance in NYC during fashion week (he’s a model I’m a designer). To hear more, pick me!

Why do you love traveling? 
I live to experience new cultures & meet new people! It inspires me & helps me grow into who I am!


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