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Riccardo Scrizzi

rikytravels

"Travel diary of a beardy Italian guy who will never stop traveling." 🐾 Currently posting.. ..August 2017 in Canada 🇨🇦 📸 All photos are mine 📸

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The day was almost over and our Uber was driving us to Union Station. It was time to move to Waterloo, the #city I would have lived for the next five months.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #visit #sunset #taxi #uber #car #middleoftheroad #shot #mirror #light #likenewyork #endofthetrip #beginofanew #alreadyfar #cars #road #sun #sky #bigcity #ontario #toronto #torontontero #canada
If you would visit Toronto in #summer you should definitely go to the Centre Island with the #ferry and #enjoy the #view. Renting a #bike you can #easily move around the #islands and #explore the area. If you would #chill in one of the two #beaches, you would feel like in front of a #sea, even if it's Lake Ontario, and I was #impressed by its #greatness.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #traveling #travel #instago #instatravel #rented #park #summertime #missthis #niceday #visiting #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
I didn't really appreciate Toronto's Little Italy. It doesn't really reflect Italy anymore, as some locals also said to me. You would find more Asian or Latin American #restaurants than Italian ones. Compare to Little Portugal and its untouched spirit, this other block was more like a #tourist #attraction. Even the Italian Canadians now live in a northern part of the #city.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #traveling #travel #instatravel #instago #visit #block #neighborhood #littleitaly #italy #italian #contaminated #bigcity #bigcitylife #citylife #missinghome #sign #trattoria #street #anyday #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
Little Portugal is definitely the #block in which the #culture of the #country represented is #preserved the most. You would find #bacalhao (dried cod) in the supermarkets, and pastéis de nata (egg tart pastry) in the Cafetarias decored by #azulejos (painted ceramic tile works) in the walls. You would be also surrounded by huge #graffiti in its #streets and you would hear people from Portugal and Brasil talking Portuguese in the sport bars or convenient stores.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #visiting #littleportugal #portugal #murales #urban #wallart #art #cafe #breakfast #colors #wonderful #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
In the #sky of Toronto there's #always a big #building #watching you. Not everybody does it, but if you lie down on a #bench and you look up you're gonna find #incredible #views and #pictures.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #instago #instatravel #visiting #skyscraper #lookup #view #lie down #three #yellow #black #squared #amazed #chilled #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
Massive, #breathtaking, #impressive. The Eaton Centre is part of The Path, the #labyrinthic Underground city of Toronto, which develops #under the surface for 30 kilometers. The project was made to let Canadians going out more in the winter, when the weather is really cold. It doesn't matter how much you like #shopping, here you're gonna feel part of the #money movement, and the #decorations, like the flock of #geese you see in the first picture, are gonna leave you #amazed. Being made #under the ground makes even possible the presence of a #metro station #inside, #incredible.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #visiting #bigcity #instatravel #indoor #massive #eatoncentre #thepath #underground #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
After #walking all day it was time to #rest a little bit, that's why in the picture I'm outside of the #entry of the Eaton Centre, one of the #biggest malls of the World. We went to the Food Court for an healthy #meal and after that we would have done some #shopping, as you will see in the next post.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #visiting #summer #mall #skyscrapers #me #hat #goprohero5 #centre #mirror #light #happy #ready #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
Me and my guide @rawilliams5116 found a #cheap place to stay in Chinatown. It was a room in the back of a barber shop and they didn't want us to pay by credit card. Only cash without a receipt. And that's the #spirit of Chinatown, which has not only Chinese #shops and #inhabitants, but from all over Asia: we had lunch in a Vietnamese #restaurant, and I got my phone repaired by a South Korean #store. The magic of Toronto is that in every #neighborhood you go, you'll find a slice of the #country is #represented, and you will feel totally #immersed in that #culture. In fact, you can see how Chinatown was typical #markets with their own #fruits and #food, and every sign was written in Chinese #characters.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #instago #instatravel #visiting #town #typical #interesting #people #ontario #toronto #canada
The CN Tower is an #icon of the Toronto's #skyline. Being 553 meters #tall it has been the world's #tallest #tower since 2007 when Burj Khalifa (Dubai) overtook its position. In this two pictures taken exactly turning myself around, you can see the tower itself and its #reflection on one of the buildings in front of it. It's that tall that #looking at its #summit you feel the same you do when there are fireworks in the #sky and your #neck get #stiff. Really #impressive.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #summer #lightgame #mirror #symbol #majestic #massive #skyscraper #bigcity #city #powerful #adventure #ontario #toronto #torontontero #canada
It was exactly one year ago when I was #leaving my home town to #begin this long trip I'm still in. That was the day in which I decided to grow a beard and to dive into the unknown: the best decision of my life so far. This picture is my first Instagram post, took by a #stranger I ask to at the petrol station of my town. I'm pretending to read a Portuguese #vocabulary, and I would have not imagined that after those five months in Portugal I would have been able to speak the #language.  #rikytravels #memory #memorypost #start #past #oneyearago #growabeard #firstinsta #yellowcar #mycar #me #mybabe #fromitaly #toportugal #letsgo #dictionary #bestdecisionever #bestdecision #instago #inststravel #adventure #life #petrolstation #welcome #roadtrip
The first #impression is of a #energetic and #clean #city. Around it's #full of #light games with #buildings that are #reflected on other #mirror ones. As you can see in the first picture, sometimes you can see a #contrast between old #palaces and new #skyscrapers. Maybe something would remember you New York City, but that's normal. In fact, some shots of #movies and TV #shows settled in NYC are made here in Toronto. Suits is an example of these ones.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #travel #traveling #visiting #instatravel #blue #view #bigcity #traffic #nosky #instago #ontario #toronto #canada
As you can see in this #video shot in a #metropolitan #train, from now on I'm gonna have with me a GoPro, so I'm going to post #short videos to make you #feel more #into the #scene. Toronto has its own #underground #city, and the Metro was the best #start and the best #transport to #move #around it.  #rikytravels#canadian #experience #metro #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #camera #gopro #hero5 #goprohero5 #go #ontario #torontontero #toronto #canada
Arriving in Canada in #summer, the weather was #perfect to take advantage of the big city of Toronto, which actually was the #biggest I have visited so far. As it's one of the most #multicultural cities in the world, I'm gonna show you in the future posts Little Italy, Little Portugal, and the most important #attractions. The picture is taken from one of the Toronto's Islands, which (especially if it's summer) I recommend to #visit.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #adventure #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #nostop #neverstoptraveling #begin #new #colours #bigcity #island #bestweather #massive #tower #cntower #skyline #cityview #ontario #toronto #canada
Here's the #skyline of the first city I have visited in the #new country I would have lived in for the #next six months. The picture was taken from the #landing #plane. Can someone #guess which #city and/or #country is? 😁  #rikytravels #bigcity #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #question #impressive #light #sun #sunset #clouds #high #quiz #where #flying #adventure #letsgo #unknown #buildings #tower #famous
Traveling a lot it's #easy to #forget the #beautiful places around us. This #precious #lake is only forty minutes #away from my home town, and now I'm more capable to #appreciate its #majesty. You should #definitely pass by its #lovely city if you find yourself in the north-east of Italy.  #rikytravels #backhome #break #mountain #water #summer #warm #bath #fish #wasps #spot #perfume #summit #clouds #best #friuli #barcis #friuliveneziagiulia #italy #italia
In those #chilly days back home I took advantage of the #good #summer weather going in the mountains and #relax. My #uncle, as a #typical Italian with #sunglasses and a #cup of #wine on the hand, reminds what a summer day in the mountains looks like.  #rikytravels #backhome #break #mountain #redwine #russolo #bold #style #cleansky #vegetation #alps #prealps #tellme #advertise #chalet #skiresort #piancavallo #friuli #friuliveneziagiulia #italy #italia
After seven months across France, Monaco, Spain, Gibraltar, Portual and Andorra, I was #back to my country. I felt so #emotional in that #moment, but nothing could have stop me. After fifteen days I would have left for a #new adventure, as you will see soon.  #rikytravels #25daystravel #roadtrip #end #endofthetrip #over #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #car #yellow #me #tunnel #road #sevenmonths #mountains #sit #ontop #close #home #summer #vacation #tired #france #italy
Somewhere #surrounded by the Alps. That #night before the picture was one of the most #extraordinary of my life. The plan was to #drive ten hours in the night from France to the north-east of Italy. From time to time we were doing a #stop to let me sleep one hour and then keep driving again. One of those stops was in the middle of #nowhere, in the most #deep #silence and #darkness. Only an owl was breaking the silence screeching around. I went sleeping on top of the car, while my buddy @rxffaell97 in the car. Suddenly I woke up hearing a group of #wolves around us that were killing a #deer. We #ran away as fast as we could!  #rikytravels #25daystravel #roundtrip #france #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #adventure #mountain #dawn #light #me #swimsuit #cold #ontop #occidental #alps
The French Riviera, literally translated from french "the #light #blue #coast". Yes, the #water is really that blue, and the #weather was #warm but not too much. In fact, what I didn't expected when I jumped in the water was to find it extremely cold, even more than the Ocean I was used to in Portugal. I don't know if it happened because of a #current or the water there is just cold, but I was really impressed. The #view is #spectacular.  #rikytravels #25daystravel #roundtrip #traveling #travel #instatravel #instago #provence #cotedazur #summer #sea #french #riviera #vegetation #majestic #impressive #perfect #beach #bath #mediterranean #france
Pope's #seat for 70 years, Avignon was on the road back to Italy and we have to #stop for one day. We went to visit the Papal Palace with a lot of #expectation but what we found at the end was a #bare #building. It's worth it to pass by the #lovely #city and #look at the #majesty of the palace only from the #outside, because going inside you'll see the same thing you're looking #outdoor.  #rikytravels #25daystravel #roundtrip #instatravel #instago #travel #traveling #sky #summer #church #historic #sweet #pope #religion #papal #palace #occitanie #avignon #france
We were arrived in the #south of France, but the #plan was not to visit a lot of cities. In fact, if you check my January #2017 posts you'll see that in the travel towards Portugal I already visited this #beautiful (and very expensive) area. The two cities that I missed and I wanted to visit in this way back to Italy were Béziers and, as you'll see in the next posts, Avignon.  #rikytravels #25daystravel #bridge #travel #traveling #instatravel #instago #river #roadtrip #swam #clouds #old #last #country #wayback #almostdone #windy #chill #refresh #city #town #roman #arc #béziers #occitanie #france

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