Wanderlust Wednesday is a series where I revisit a past travel adventure and memory. This week, I’m looking back at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the smaller Canadian provinces and is on the complete opposite side of the country from my hometown. For this reason, I just assumed I would never visit “the Rock.”
So, a few years ago, when the company I was working for announced that they were hosting their annual conference in St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital), I was ecstatic! It was my time!
It was late-May when I finally touched down in St. John’s, but the weather gave the impression of a blustery fall day. This didn’t stop me from exploring; a colleague and I decided with our half-day of free time we’d make the trek and climb Signal Hill which overlooked both the city and the Atlantic Ocean. As a born-and-bred west coaster, it was nice to finally see the other ocean.
The above photo shows St. John’s as well as the harbour. I love the way the sun was just poking through and illuminating the city and all of its fantastically coloured buildings.
The week I spend in St. John’s was one of the most fun work experiences of my life! The people of St. John’s were as friendly as rumoured, the food was more amazing that I could ever describe, and the bars of George’s street did not disappoint. I didn’t have the chance to kiss the cod while I was there, so I guess I’ll just have to make my way back there someday.
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