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I love to travel and visit places. I don’t think there’s a single place I have travelled to that I didn’t like. I’ve been really blessed and fortunate to have been able to travel all over the world and as I was going over the places I’ve been to, I realized how I haven’t really explored the places close to me.

I’ve passed through and visited Toronto hundreds of times but I had never truly explored the city which seemed a bit ridiculous to me. I don’t live far from Toronto so I figured I would make it my mission to go an explore the city so many people rave about.

My sister works near Toronto so I asked her if she could drop me off early in the morning and pick me up on her way home. At first I was kind of scared to go on my own because it was technically a new city for me. I had never taken a bus or a subway before and I didn’t want to get lost.

The night before, I decided to write out an itinerary and some rough directions to all the places I wanted to visit. When Wednesday morning came around and I finally got to Union Station I was feeling confident and prepared to explore.

The first place I visited was Maman. A cute cafe located inside First Canadian Place. I loved it so much. It’s such a cute and rustic place. The staff are all really nice, the coffee was really good (so was the cookie) and I would definitely visit it again.

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I then decided to walk around Bay St. and do a little bit of exploring. After visiting Toronto and walking around the financial district it really motivated me to work harder and set realistic goals that I can achieve in the future.

I then headed to the Art Gallery of Ontario. I love art and I knew the once place I wanted to visit for sure was the AGO.

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Visiting the AGO was amazing because it inspired me to create and believe in my art and what I make. Even if somebody doesn’t like your art what matters most is that you like it and stand by it.

After my visit to the AGO I walked around downtown a bit and had a late lunch at Burger Factory.

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After lunch I did a bit more exploring and headed back to the financial district. I think my favourite part about my trip was this moment. I made my way to the closest Starbucks got a coffee, sat outside and read my book. It was calm yet busy at the same time. I think I got quite lucky with the weather because it was beautiful and I got to do a lot of exploring.

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Leaving the financial district was a bittersweet moment. I loved it so much and I know this is somewhere I want to come back to in the future (hopefully for work). Afterwards I took the subway to Yorkdale, did a little bit of shopping, met up with my sister and headed home.

I really hope I get to go back soon and visit even more places.

I made a video diary of my visit so if you all want to watch it click here. It was my first time editing a video so please don’t judge too hard if it’s bad. I also haven’t figured out the whole creative commons thing and music licensing. So I’m sorry if you don’t enjoy the music. But there are a lot more clips in the video which show the places I went to and explored.

Lots of love,

Zo. xx

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Hello everyone!

I’m Zo and welcome to The Macro Soul.

I’m a first-year economics student from Ontario, Canada, who loves to read books, travel, watch the X-Files and procrastinate.

I have tried time and time again to start a blog but every time, something changed or school got in the way. But this time around, I am determined to create a blog and keep it!

On this blog, I hope to write about the life of a university student, organization tips, along with student finance and budgeting tips.

I also hope to write about my travels, books I’ve been reading, and the tv shows I’ve been watching.

All throughout my life, I’ve taken advice and tips from people I know, from blogs I’ve read and video’s I’ve watched. Now I want to be able to take what I’ve learned and experienced to hopefully give you all advice and tips that will help you the way they helped me.

With that being said, I also want to have a blog that’s fun and brings some happiness to your lives by talking about entertaining and enjoyable things.

I really hope you all enjoy this blog and come visit once in a while.

Talk soon,
Zo. xx