What does being Canalien mean to you?
Being Canalien means having a strong Canadian identity with tendencies to wander the globe. There's something so uniting when you find a Canadian in a different country. It's like this secret code you both know. And possibly because of a shared love for Caesars.
What passport(s) do you hold?
Canadian and Kenyan
What does 'home' mean to you and where is/are yours?
Home is where you can find comfort, even if it's temporary. Currently, home is Toronto.
Tuscon, Arizona 2016
Where is your favourite place in Canada to explore?
I've been really digging the assortment of provincial and national parks! There's so much beauty in the nature we have in our backyard that I crave to get out onto trails every weekend I can.
What city in the world did you travel to that has the best...
Food: This is such a hard one. Honestly Toronto offers some of the best food from so many different cultures. Toronto has a food scene that is special because of the unique cross-cultural connections. Caribbean jerk chicken layered onto an Italian nonna's lasagna sheets, anyone?
People: Barcelona. You end up meeting tons of people from all over the world. Something about the beach and the sun that brings people together.
Entertainment: Montreal or Dubai. There is ALWAYS something to do, for any type of person. But you can definitely get away with more nefarious activities in Montreal.
Views: Cape Town/San Francisco/Vancouver. There's nothing quite like having a mix of mountains and the ocean in view.
Pamukkale Travertenleri, Turkey 2015
What are your top 3 most essential travel items?
Lip balm, water bottle and a phone charger!
Where are you planning for your next big trip?
Australia or Brazil
Where would you like to retire?
A few blocks down from my brother or parents
Anything else cool that you want to share?
My mom's family is randomly super Canalien. She has cousins in over 30 countries around the world!
Masai Maara, Kenya 2010
The Love Affair Collection stems from a personal Tale of Two Cities. Mainly because it involves a character named Sydney, a couple cities and tbh it rly was "the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness".
I made this collection for other Canaliens who may have left part of themselves in another city, too. I feel ya! Be proud of your nomad-icity.