Good bye Ukraine, Hello Canada!



 Ukraine, Kiev. Photos © Alex Maxim

After two and a half years of waiting and worrying, I have received my immigration visa. It was night of December 2007, when after a 12-hour non-stop flight, I finally arrived to Toronto. What a beautiful night that was. A dream come true.

The next morning brought us a snow storm. I’ve never seen so much snow in my life. Warm welcome from Toronto 🙂 I wish we had as much every winter.

 Toronto, Canada winter 2007-2008. Photos © Alex Maxim

It was love from the first sight. The country, the nature, the people. I haven’t had a single disappointment since and never looked back. Yes, it wasn’t easy to start everything from scratch. Feeling like a first grade student, learning new language and culture, meeting new friends and exploring new places, I found this process very enjoyable.

 Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada. Photos © Alex Maxim

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2 thoughts on “Good bye Ukraine, Hello Canada!

  1. Hi Alex!

    Warm greetings from Ukraine 🙂 and my congratulations! I’m pretty glad that you’ve achieved your goal and your dream come true. It was really surprising to find your web site after several years since we spoke last. Time runs fast… Great photos, you’re very talanted person and that was always so. My best wishes to you and your family!

    PS: Still using your Fender combo, thanks.

    • Wow, Alexander, thank you!

      It’s really nice to hear from you. It’s been a long while. But time runs fast indeed.

      I am looking forward to hearing your new recordings, I believe you have plenty by now.

      I often dream about getting a guitar and starting recording again, but currently photography and family take 100% of my time. I still hope I can get back into playing, one day.

      Do keep in touch!

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