Incredible - This might be the best way to describe the journey I took last week. Being a real city girl, I never thought of how amazing and fascinating nature can be. Since I had to visit students in Banff and Lake Louise who are currently doing an internship there, I had the chance to travel to the Rocky Mountains. Taking the Greyhound bus was quite a journey but all worth it. The scenery is just breathtaking and the towns of Banff and Lake Louise just cute, special, and traditional.
The students who are staying in the Rockies absolutely love it. They really enjoy their work at the hotel. They surely had to get used to the cold but now, in March, when it´s starting to get warmer, it´s very nice. Of course, the snow still stays so the Rocky Mountains seem to be the place to be for all kinds of winter sport activities. There are lots of tourists snowboarding, skiing, snow walking, dog sliding, or just visiting different sights within the towns. So when one works there in the Rockies means meeting a lot of people from all countries from all over the world. Just walking through the streets made me recognize all the different languages spoken.
An absolutely unforgettable experience is to go on the top of the mountains. You take a gondola up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and there it is – the gorgeous, untouched nature all round you. It is absolutely breathtaking and you literally feel like you were on top of the world. Unfortunately I didn´t see any wild animal but one squirrel. But I guess that might just be one of the many reasons to go back there one day.[gallery link="file" orderby="rand"]
FYI: To introduce myself to you– my name is Tina and I've been interning at Vancouver Internships for three weeks now. I am a Sociology student from Germany who is living the Canadian experience. After staying in the United States for one year when I was 16 years old I wanted to experience what is like to work in North America. To extend my living and cultural experience I decided to come to Canada. I've found it so much more different from the US than I expected. I am going to stay here in Vancouver for five months before I’m going back to do my Masters.