The vast sea of the Atlantic welcomed us as we arrived to the city of Halifax, Canada. What a beautiful city! It is cold but our stay was pleasant. New Scotland is amazing.
The hotel where we stayed was a few miles away from the sea. An incredible view welcomed us to our rooms. You could see the boats that shipped immense containers filled with merchandise imported from Asia and beyond. If you really focus, you could even see the Forest of McNabs Island.
Since my last participation in New York during the US Open the training focused on the Colombian team that was about to face Canada at the Davis Cup 2015, and trying to get a place on the World Group. We kept focused on our goals, supporting each other at every match. Nevertheless, this year we had to wait. Colombia is going through a big moment and we will seek to take the long-awaited place among the sixteen worlds best.
By the end of the Play-Offs we traveled to Toronto where I had a brief but special time at some interesting places of this city.
Coming from an industrial city such as Halifax, the contrast with the sophisticated Toronto was really nice, my first stop was at the CN Tower (Canadian National Tower): a great structure over 1640 ft. that has a lookout at which you can arrive by ascending on crystal elevators and where you can have an incredible panoramic view of the city; you can even see the great lakes that surround it. When you get to the lookout, the vertigo sensation caused by the crystal floor is impressive.
Our visit to the Downtown continued right beside the CN Tower where we visited the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. There is only one thing I can say: It was amazing!
The aquarium has enormous fish tanks where they preserve fifteen thousand aquatic animals of four hundred and fifty different species. There is a fish tank tunnel where you can walk through surrounded by hundreds of multicolored fishes, sharks, tortoises among many, many others.
In another one of my spare afternoons at Toronto I heard that the Cirque Du Soleilwas in town presenting its show Cabinet of curiosities, a fascinating play that made me feel as if I were on a Julio Verne’s novel. It was absolutely spectacular, an event that should not be missed.
You cannot leave Toronto without having visited The Distillery District, the biggest in Canada, and the zone that counts with more buildings of the Victorian architecture of the industrial age in North America. Walking through the streets I found curious coffee shops, stores and restaurants; among them I discovered El Catrín: a fascinating Mexican place where the decoration, filled with traditional Mexican elements, and the walls of an old Canadian factory crate a very cozy place. About the food, what can I tell you? It was delicious.
Toronto is amazing, I widely recommend you to visit it. You will not regret it. Send you greetings from the airport of the city, and I would like to congratulate my followers on their birthdays. I really appreciate that you follow my career and I send you a big hug.
Beijing awaits and we will seek the victory with a good spirit. See you soon and let’s keep up the good work!