All self cooked: Chinese food in Toronto.

Kindness # 2: When Students From China Cook Together

Jump at chances, someone once told me. That’s what I did when a Chinese roommate in the dorm in Toronto invited me for a spontaneous dinner with her friends. A gesture of kindness that ended in a fun and intercultural evening.

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Ken, Trevor und Grace in der Einfahrt zu Keppel Croft Gardens - bereit für den Volunteer Wednesday.

Kindness # 1: Where Helpfulness Occupies Center Stage

Every Wednesday, around 20 helpers come to Keppel Croft Gardens, spread across the 1.6 hectares, weed, mow the lawn, plant trees, and afterwards disappear. Every week they help Bill and Dawn Loney, the owners of the beautiful garden. They all support voluntarily. A “Random Act of Kindness”.

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Garten und Wohnhaus von Bill und Dawn sind paradiesisch schön.

Weeds Also Grow In Paradise

Wheelbarrow, gardening gloves and off I go to one of the many gardens in the paradise of Bill and Dawn. I spent three weeks with the couple in their mid-seventies, about 200 kilometers north of Toronto. I could have hardly imagined a better introduction to my time as WWOOFer.

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Streetart in the Graffity Alley.

Toronto In A Day – A Stroll

Canada’s largest city definitely deserves more than a day’s visit time. But also in 24 hours the metropolis can be explored. Advantage: everything is within walking distance.

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The Niagara Falls are the world's most famous waterfalls.

Niagara – Thundering Waters

With the Niagara Falls, nature shows all its unbridled power. 18 million people from all over the world visit the world’s most famous waterfalls every year. They separate Canada and the USA – the first stop of my trip around the world.

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This little sheep looks a little incredulously. A townie on the farm? WWOOF makes it possible.

From The Desk Into The Barn

Cultural exchange and education – that’s what Wwoof is all about. This stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. A great way to really get to know the culture of a country.

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During the past year photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. This is one of the things I*d like to improve during my trip. Capture: Bettina Engel

What I planned to do underway

In everyday life, the time for things I like to do is limited. I have some plans for the coming year. The order is variable. But: point 14 is the most important.

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