Sunday, June 20, 2010

trip pics

One thing that hit me about Canada is the houses, quiet clean green streets and spaces. In that sense it feels like the land of dreams.

Here’s our sister’s house we stayed in in Waterloo.


We are now staying in this house of our brother in Windsor:


This is the street and house just across:



It’s so good going for walks in places like these:





Niagara Falls was overwhelming.





We had to wear raincoats for going in a boat under the falls.



One day we went to Farmers’ Market.





We watched a cattle auction. I was horrified to think that this was how they may have auctioned human slaves in olden days, though not in Canada.



And bought a tiny musical instrument from this Native American.



In the afternoon we went on Lake Ontario in a relative’s boat like one of these on the right corner:



We towed this little machine (skidoo) along:



We took turns to pillion ride on it, with Ron driving. My turn came too.




It was huge fun.

The other day a friendly neighbor invited me to drop in. Her friends came visiting too.



And so on. But it’s getting too long, more later.

21 comments:

Eric and Marilyn said...

Hi Aunty,

I am so glad that you are having a great time! Too bad that we will not get to see you this time around! Enjoy yourselves thoroughly! A big hello to Uncle! We will miss seeing you! Marilyn

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Sekibuhchhuak said...

Ni e an inhmun vel leh an insak dan mawlh hi! Farmer market ah hian thil a fresh fu ang a.

Hlim takin holiday in hmang a lawmawm e.

aduhi said...

I envy all that space! Out here our apartment is right in the middle of a busy street, and back home.. you know how it is in Aizawl, we barely have space to walk.

Good to see you having fun.

ku2 said...

wow... a nawmhmel tawp... metropolitan deuh ai chuan khitiang khi nawmhmel daih zawk. Love the wide open spaces. That's one place where I wouldn't mind setting down roots, as also Ireland.

Jerusha said...

The things I would love to be able to really experience - Niagara, Farmer's market, and native american musical instrument..sigh!

sawmpuia said...

kal ve chak e..nuamawm bik..

mesjay said...

@Eric & Marilyn, thanks. We really missed you at the wedding. Yeah, it's too bad we can't meet this time. Hope Hannah gets better soon.

mesjay said...

@Seki, insak an thiam ani. A pwn lam lan dan aiin chhung lam a zau viau lehnghal.

@ Aduh, yeah, they really have space here. In Mumbai you can't walk anywhere without tripping on people.

@Yeah, i love wide open spaces too. Awm hlen daih a chakawm khawp mai, Mumbai chep lutukah haw leh a ngai si.

@Jerusha, Niagara Falls is really something. When you do visit, make sure to see from the Canada side.

@Sawmpui, i kal ve hun a la thleng mai ang. Keini pawh upat lamah kan vawikhat kalna ania.

Zaia said...

Farmer's Market chhung hian ka lung a'n tih len ve ngawt chu!

luliana said...

Really nice...an market khi a fai hmel e...

mesjay said...

@Zaia, a hmanlai thingtlang deuh reuhva, Mennonite ho khi 18-19 century angin an la inchei a, motor hmang duh lovin sakawr tawlailir an la hmang a, a lunglen thlak khawp.

@Lulian, an ram hi hmun tin an fai vek. Anni ho ang hian in thunun tha ve ila chuan Mizoram pawh hi a fai nuam thei khawp ang.

Philo said...

Ava nawm hmel ve. Thlanglam ram in rawn zut phei ve dawn em? Kan veng lam in lo kal tak in min la rawn contact dawn nia.

mesjay said...

@Philo, khawi vengah nge i awm? Tunah hian Bloomfield, New Jersey ah kan awm mek. Weekend hetah kan hmang dawn.

illusionaire said...

Love the pics! Wish I was there too pi Mesjay. Mahse pic ho khi click in an te mah mah ka ti... Wish it was a bit bigger so that we can see more :)

mesjay said...

@Illusionaire, i resized the pics 'cause i thought they were a bit heavy. May be next time i'll post as they are.

Insightfulbystander said...

wow...
awesome fun..

mesjay said...

@insightfulbystander, i never had so much fun before, am really thankful.

Philo said...

New Jersey chu a hla e. California chhim lam ah daih kan awm sia...in la rawn kal anih chuan ka phone chu (909) 786-7598 ani.

Calliopia said...

Quiet, clean and green, nawm hmel bik tawp! The boating thingy makes me feel all giddy though. Did you scream?

mesjay said...

@Philo, in veng lam kan rawn thleng dawn lo anih hmel. Washington DC leh Virginia kan tlawh anga kan kir leh dawn. Next time :)

@Calliopia, believe it or not, i wasn't at all scared, i surprised even myself.