Hello! My name is Agatha Rose Joseph, and this is my second year being a part of Happy Human Project! I am a Happy Human Rep and am in my third year of Computer Science at Dal.
I landed in Halifax last fall, excited to be in a new city and atmosphere. Although the first few weeks were busy and exhilarating, I soon started to miss home and my family and all the fun I used to have with my friends back home. Over time, I've made new memories here, and Halifax feels like my second home.
I'd love to share a few of my favorite places and things to do in Halifax if you're looking to study, stroll or eat.
I was always hesitant to try new cuisines, but when my friend convinced me to try sushi, I fell in love with it and Japanese cuisine. Sushi Jet down on South Park Street has my heart with its ambiance, food presentation, and kind staff, and to top it all off, they have an all-you-can-eat option with delicious sushi and more for an affordable price!
If you're looking for a place to run outside or even take a stroll, I highly recommend Point Pleasant Park, which is perfect for listening to music with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Another place about 12km away from Halifax is Herring Cove, which I finally visited during the reading week right before sunset. The short walk from the bus stop to the cove was so serene, and I was in awe watching the waves roll in, sitting by the rocks.
I'm always looking for cafes with decadent pastries that I can also study in, and one of my favorites is Creamy Rainbow, close to Park Lane, which has the cutest and most flavorful macarons and pastries. They have a calm ambiance making it a perfect spot to get some work done.
If you're in the mood to go biking, rollerblading, or roller-skating outdoors during the summer or ice skating in the winter, do check out the Emera Oval, which is the largest outdoor, artificially refrigerated ice surface East of Quebec City. They offer free equipment rentals and offer skate and speed skate programs.