In honour of the countdown to home reaching 26 DAYS, here is twenty-six reasons why I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TO. GO. HOME!!! And here they are, in no particular order:

1. Poutine
(more specifically, Smokes poutine, and even more specifically pounaire)

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2. Tim Hortons (EVERYWHERE)

Do you want to go to the Timmies on Montrose or the one by Westlane?

3. Having access to a car and not feeling like you’re going to die every time you’re on the road 

(and also not having to hear five hundred car horns a day)

4. Where everyboddddddy knowwwws your naaaaaameeee

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There’s a special feeling when you’re out and about (American friends, read: OOOT and ABOOOT), and you run into people you haven’t seen in years



6. Shoppers Drug Mart

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Weirdly enough, I really miss Shoppers Drug Mart. Maybe it’s because it’s right down the street from my house? We have Boots Pharmacy in Kuwait, but it’s just not the same.


I miss going to Dollarama.

8. Going to the drive-in.

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit – I suck at drive-in movies. I fall asleep early, and I’ve developed bad allergies in Canada in the summer, so it’s really a big sneeze fest for me. Regardless, I miss having the option to go.

9. Avondale Dairy

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10. The liquor store

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11. This view

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12. And this one

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13. Anddddd this one…

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14. Hiking the Escarpment


15. Getting fresh Italian bread from PORTAGE BAKERY!

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Being back in the land of Drake

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17. Kingston

I’ve reaaaaaally been missing Kingston these days.

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20. Being on the same time zone as everyone

seriously, SO nice

21. Being super close to Toronto

the six!

22. Beechwood Donuts

100% vegan and 100% awesome

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23. It’s possible to run errands because traffic is not bad

24. You can be patriotic AF and it’s chill

Meaning, if I wore this outfit in Kuwait it would look suuuuuper weird

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25. Our ‘Canadian’ words

“Hey, I’m going to Timmies, do you want a double double?”

“Nice toque!”

Other special phrases include calling someone a keener, being able to chirp someone, getting dangled in soccer, teachers having a lot of ‘marking’ not grading, and picking up a ‘mickey’ from the LCBO.

26. Being able to crack open a beer after a long day

You don’t know what you have until you’ve lost it. Truly.

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