Getting the Best of Winter!
February 9, 2017 2 Comments
I’ve been in Kamloops for over a month now, so I thought it was about time for a new update! For the most part I’ve been going to classes, studying, and doing small things with friends like going out for dinner. All-you-can-eat sushi is big here, so I’ve definitely consumed my fair share of sushi (alongside deep fried pickles, which are surprisingly addictive).
It’s still cold! Minus 21°C today and always snowing, which gives me a great opportunity to do all the snow sports I’ve been wanting to try. The university organises a lot of activities for all the international students, such as skiing, ice-skating and snowshoeing. These are either free or incredibly cheap, which makes trying new things very easy.
Little Weekend Endeavours
I went out ice-skating this weekend with a bunch of friends, and had a fantastic time. We used one of the indoor arenas for this skating trip, but hopefully we’ll soon be skating on the frozen lakes.
The hikes are also awesome in Kamloops, as they have so many mountains that you can climb up for a stunning
view of the city. I’ve been going on hikes on Sundays with my host family, and it’s a great way to work off all
that sushi I’ve been eating…
Sun Peaks Ski Trip
I finally made it to Sun Peaks Ski Resort to go skiing, which I was over the moon about as I could finally justify dragging my skis all the way to Canada. The resort was absolutely huge and the snow was awesome, so I had a blast. The only downside was the mountains here are so much taller/steeper than the ones we have in Australia, so what we would call a black diamond, Canada calls a blue run. Not so good for my ego, but a great workout for my calves!
Apart from that I’ve just being enjoying the town, and putting together plans for spring break and my end of semester holidays. I can’t wait to write all about it!