Sunday, October 28, 2018

Trip to Toronto and Montreal (Day 2)

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone,

On the second day, we went to the one and only Niagara Falls. Oh my goodness, this is one of my dreams since high school. Seriously sorry for my not-so-great geographical knowledge skill hahaha, there was time when I thought Niagara Fall is only in United States of America but actually you can see and view the fall from two countries which are USA and Canada. But I would say that you still see the view of the falls from Canada side, you won't regret it!

Okay enough with the geography story, let's continue with my journey. I forgot to mentioned where we stay last night. I booked a residence from booking.com. It is not like a hotel but more like airbnb kind a place because we need extra room with kitchen as well. Quite nice place if you would want to bring your whole family for a vacation in Toronto. Go and google it okay!

Codsell Residence
We drove from North York to Niagara Falls for about one and half hour. Please remember if you don't want to pay for tolls, you need to choose the correct highway to the Falls. Ask Mrs. Google Maps, okay? 

Once we arrived the Falls, we try to find the parking at the nearest place but I would recommend that you should just find any parking near the Clifton Hills and walk to the Falls. We manage to find $5 parking spot which is one the cheapest there (across Days Inn & Suites)

Picture from Google Map 5043-5077 Centre St Parking
We walk towards Clifton Hills to reach the Falls. It just take about 5 minutes walk but you can still enjoy the view of Clifton Hills. There are a lots of interesting places that you can see at Clifton Hills like Niagara SkyWheel, Speedway, Dinosaur Adventure Gold and many more! Just make sure you have enough $$$ to play all that you want. 

Clifton Hills
Clifton Hills
Niagara SkyWheel at Clifton Hills
One of attraction at Clifton Hills

Dinosaur Gold Park, you can see the volcano erupts here too! Interesting huh?

Our first pit stop is actually Niagara Falls Hornblower Cruise.  This is a boat tour experience that brings you the nearest that you can ever imagine with the Falls. By the way, you can purchase the ticket at the ticket booth or bought in online from this website https://www.niagaracruises.com/ . There are 3 types of cruises which you can choose from but I choose Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour. It is basically a day cruise with the jargon word. The price of the tickets is $25.95 exclude the 13 tax 13% tax though 😑 Everyone will get a free red poncho, yay!!

way to the boat, lucky you if you don't need to wait too long. come at early morning on weekdays and non-summer
This is the actual boat, hey make sure pick the right spot for you!
me and my new poncho
Alert! Please make sure you have waterproof case or your camera/phone itself is waterproof. You will get wet here!
No kidding, see my scarf before and after ughh
The view is amazing! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

I would rate my experience of the cruise is 10 out of 10. I still want to go there again! Maybe I can try the cruise from US side (but they get blue poncho!) Sorry I have more videos than pictures, but hey the experience is what matter the most right?

After the cruise, we have a long walk towards the Fallsview Tourist Area, it is free so if you does not want to spend any $$ on the cruise, you can come here. There is also some place where you can sit down and eat your food. But I can't find anywhere near to refill my water 😢😢

Here's some picture of the Falls, credit to my husband for the awesome picture 💖

The bridge that connects Canada and US
B E A U T I F U L

Breathtaking view


Horseshoe Falls

US Observation Tower, the only place you can see both American Falls and Horseshoe Falls at the same time from US

Ain't the view pretty? I would definitely come again and maybe bring my family next time.

You can also try the Journey behind the Falls where you can walk to the lower observation deck which is located closer to the Falls and you get free yellow poncho with price of $19.95 exclude tax. Why am I looks like I'm promoting the poncho more than the attraction 😂 women do loves free stuff haha

Another interesting attraction that I missed is Skylon Tower. If you have more time, you can try and visit the tower itself. It is located near the Fallsview Tourist Area.


Next, we went to the Hershey Chocolate's World Store, it is a just around the corner from the Clifton Hills. And of course bought some chocolate. There are also Coca-Cola Shop and Hard Rock Cafe for fans, I'm not a fan so I won't need to stop by 😜

for the chocolate lovers

We continue our journey to the Niagara Whirpool. It is natural whirpool along the Niagara River located along Canada-US border. There are few attractions that you choose to experience with here likes White Water Walk, Whirpool Aero Car and Whirpool Jet Boat Tours.


White Water Walk View Platform
White Water Walk near the Whirpool Bridge ($13.00 + tax for adult)
Whirpool Aero Car ($14.55 + tax for adult) 


I didn't have much time so I'm not be able to go for Whirpool Jet Boat Tour but I should try it next time. It looks so much fun! 

Next place is Floral Clock Niagara. The design on the face of the Floral Clock are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants and are changed twice a year. The tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes hat greet each quarter hour.



Our last pit-stop in Niagara-on-the-Lake is ................................................... guess what ? 

😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏

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Outlet Collection at Niagara !!


This is one of your must to go list. There many outlets and have lots of interesting things to buy 😎 so see for yourselves, ladies. 

The outcome of my visit 💋


After some shopping spree, we went for dinner at Affy's Premium Grill near Mississauga. This is a halal steakhouse which you should try you haven't guys. I would say the best food is the ribs that we ordered, it is really good so I'm impressed. The rest that we ordered is not too bad but can't defy the rib. I saw from the website that the restaurant is available at few locations in Ontario and one in New York City.

BBQ Beef Ribs Full Rack
Not sure what this is, this is my husband's food 😂



That's the end of our Day 2 journey. Cause our holiday is short so we try to try the toplist place to visit in Niagara in one day. I would recommend if you want more relaxing visit and more time to try more things here, you should at least spend two to three days so you can have a fully experience of the attractions here.

Day 3 will be coming soon.

Till then~

FS

Monday, October 15, 2018

Trip to Toronto and Montreal (Day 1)

Assalamualaikum  and hello everyone,
I would want to share my experience travelling to Toronto and Montreal. We are supposed to visit Montreal too but due to the typhoon that hit Ottawa, we had to cancelled our trip at the very last minute. Too bad!

Let's sit back, relax and keep reading!

Day 1

We fly on Thursday from Edmonton using Flair Airlines. This is one of the cheapest airlines that I can find. Bear in mind, that you need to pay an extra $ if you need to add your check-in luggage or cabin luggage. The airlines  give free cabin luggage allowance for your bag that can fit the underneath of the passenger seat. Make sure to check-in online and print your boarding pass at home! It can save you some time and money too (they charge you too if you check-in at the counter!). I would say the cost of domestic flight in Canada is much more expensive to compare if you want to fly to United States from Canada. I will share the total cost of this trip at the end of this entry, inshaAllah.

Our first destination is Toronto so we fly from Edmonton International Airport to Hamilton International Airport. Our flight is early morning at 6.55AM so we arrived in Hamilton at 12.40PM (4 hours total flight duration, pheww). Hey, remember that there is time difference between Edmonton and Hamilton so that's why it looks like 6 hours flight ;)

Arrived at the airport, yeah :D

Once we arrived, we went straight to the rental car counter. I have pre-booked our rental car with National Rental Car like few weeks before so that I can know the price and compare between the rental car company. Cause this trip include more than 4 persons (we went together with one of the Malaysian family in Edmonton) so we need bigger car. So that's more of a reason why we need to pre-book the rental car. I would recommend for you to book it earlier because you never know, there might be chances all the rental car are not available on the date you arrived, so you can avoid the mess of not having any car to rent which can definitely affect your trip and your mood of the trip too.

Our first destination is Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and CN Tower. We drove like 1 hour away from the airport to the Toronto city centre. As both attractions are beside each other, we parked our car somewhere near and walk there. Please make sure that you didn't come during the day of Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre cause the parking price would be much much more expensive. We forget to check that and we pay like 30C$ for the parking only. Lesson learnt!

    In front of Rogers Centre! Will come here again to watch the games with hubsy! One fine day
Across the road from the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, there is Roundhouse Park. It is like a mini railway museum which there are several chu-chu trains. You can bring your kids here too, it is a free entrance park. And you can take picture of CN Tower from here too!




Before this trip, I try to survey best way to visit Toronto and I come across this Toronto CityPASS. If you planned to visit these attractions, you better get the pass. You can save 36% on admission fees and skipped the ticketing lines! (Do i sound like the ambassador of Toronto CityPASS? Hahaha)

CityPASS Admission includes:
  1. CN Tower
  2. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  3. Casa LOma
  4. Royal Ontario Museum
  5. Toronto Zoo OR Ontario Science Centre
For more details, you can visit here.

At Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, you can experience Canada's largest indoor aquarium with 16,000 aquatic animals, 100+ interactive displays, nine galleries and three touch exhibits featuring sharks, rays and horseshoe crabs.


One of my fav 
Pretty gal!
Next is CN Tower!


View from the tower, so pretty!
You can see an airplane depart too!

After CN Tower, we went for our dinner at KK Sushi Japanese Restaurant. It is halal all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant. They also have option of non-sushi menu so it is worth a try. Sorry cause I don't picture of the food cause I'm too busy eating ^__^ but seriously you should try it out! Definitely worth the money for sushi lovers like me :D

Menu from the website

End of Day 1. I promised to share the total cost but not now, will share the link of the entry soon okay :)

I would continue to write soon!

Till then~












Sunday, October 14, 2018

what have i been doing

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone,

It have been quite some time since I have written any post in this blog. Maybe it is time for me to try and be active back in sharing my views or posts any interesting story of mine.

I'm currently living in one of the city in Edmonton, AB Canada. It is like a day flight to get here from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with 2 times transit (Phewww). But it is worth the journey cause there are so many beautiful places in Canada that I have visit and will visit in the future inshaAllah! 

The beauty of Allah's creation, it would remind me, how Great He is and how small I am.

I will try my best tp share my journey here soon! 

Let's keep in touch.



Lots of love,
FS

Monday, June 20, 2016

Things has been so difficult

Years to knowing
Years of loving
But we still cant understand each other
Despite of the love we have

Too hard to control
Too emotional to think
Too stressful to endure

Love is not a compromise
Love is about accepting
If we can't accept them now,
how can we accept them later?

Human is complicated. Man and woman.
But still we are human.

Breathe and breathe
Keep trying

Love while you have
Love while you can
Cause u dont know when they'll be gone

FS

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Love

To hard to let go
To hard to forget
But life must go on
No matter how hard it would be

However, if it is meant to be
It will be 💕
If it's not, time to let it go no matter how hard it will be

Cry wont be the solution but it can make me sleep without thinking anymore

P.s: How can i simply fall in love again and again by seeing you smile. I cannot brain this. That's what we call 'love' yeah i remember that






Trip half backpacker to Korea (Busan-Jeju-Seoul)

Hi all,

It have been a long time since I have write my blog. Yeah kinda miss my old times when I'm used to post numerous posts in the same day. Time flies~

Heyya i'm back.

Last March, me and my friend Ain have been to Korea 󾓮 yeah

I can say it is not so backpackers but almost half backpackers style cause we go there on our own with the help of my google hahaha.

We went there for around 10 days and we cover Busan, Jeju and Seoul. Yeah i will share my itinerary and pictures there later on.

But for the people that haven't been there, i would suggest to go there and experience yourself. It would be amazing to go for an adventure by yourself and learn new things on your journey 😊

Stay tune! I'll be sharing the experience in my next post.  Here's some sneak peek of the beautiful journey.

Love ya!
Farasakura




Sunday, March 16, 2014

that feeling

Dear heart please move on although it is so damn hard.


Dear room, i cannot stay with you for so long cause i don't want to make myself alone.

Dear bed, let me sleep easier when I'm with you. Don't let me stay awake thinking.

Dear friends, I'm sorry if i don't tell everything cause i don't want to trouble you. Let me keep it within myself.

You can see me smiling and laughing all the time but u don't know what i feel when I'm alone. 

Only me and Allah knows.

Trip to Toronto and Montreal (Day 2)

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone, On the second day, we went to the one and only Niagara Falls. Oh my goodness, this is one of my dre...