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.
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