This Week: Getting On

Apr 3, 2012 by

Today… one of my favourite quotes, gifted to me by a professor a few years ago: Somewhere in Norway Brno, Czech Republic Vienna, Austria Sooke Potholes, British Columbia Goldstream Provincial Park, British Columbia Witty’s Lagoon, British Columbia Winnipeg, Manitoba Newmarket, England Madrid, Spain Just outside Wolfville, Nova Scotia Paraty, Brasil Easter Island Easter Island Easter Island Easter Island Easter Island Buenos Aires, Argentina Aalborg, Denmark Near Borreby Castle, Denmark “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston...

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Look Up, Look Way Up

Mar 17, 2012 by

Lisbon, Portugal Travel is a 360 degree, 3-dimensional experience. I always try to make a point to look up from time to time; you never know what you might see… or how you might see it. Prague, Czech Republic Werfen, Austria Aalborg, Denmark Aalborg, Denmark (Utzon Centre) Aalborg, Denmark Møns Klint, Denmark Odense, Denmark Agangueo, Mexico (butterflies) Santa María del Tule, Mexico Agangueo,...

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Winter Survival Guide

Jan 21, 2012 by

A couple days ago, I was going to go to my friend Kyle’s place to cook soup for him and his roommate, but when it took me over 30 minutes to defrost after getting home from school, I knew I didn’t want to leave the house, go to the grocery store, park my car at his place, and then have to shiver and vibrate my way home at the end of the evening. All I wanted was to hibernate by the fire with a big mug of tea at my house, all night long. I’ve been thinking about doing this post for a while now, but the weather prior to these last few days has just been far too balmy, sitting somewhere around a nice 5 degrees C. I even saw some people at school...

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Blackbird, fly.

Jul 29, 2011 by

After a night of this and this and this, There was this: Hilmar is videotaping. We see Sebastian, who is reluctant to sing, Kaitlin who is more than willing to sing, and there’s even a glimpse of Achilles and Anders in action. Good times with good people, a magical...

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I Ate (& Drank) it in Denmark...

Jul 28, 2011 by

Yum! Who doesn’t like food!? Well, there is a lot to enjoy in this post… They don’t have chocolate milk quite like in Canada.  Here I am with the Danish version of chocolate milk waiting for an early morning train.  Breakfast in Vordingborg on our way to the Goose Tower (1000 years old!): a soy chocolate drink. Not in Denmark… A snack at the Chicago airport: Orangina, milk (for the cookies?), carrots (why?!) and gingersnaps made by my wonderful Gram. They didn’t last very long regardless of how hard I tried to save them. A Mexican themed dinner with some friends in Aalborg. I remember that this night I taught them the expression “to break the seal”… a charming Canadian expression. To get to know ones roommates, it is common to have what is...

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Møns Klint – the Cliffs of Møn...

Jul 28, 2011 by

Holding a sample of the chalk rocks at the cliffs It was almost three years ago that I went to Møns Klint, Denmark with my then boyfriend, Brian.  I am writing this entirely from memory, so I will keep the details brief. We were living in Aalborg at the time, and Møns Klint is just about as far as you can get in Denmark from Aalborg. So we had to have a one night stopover before making the final leg of the journey to the cliffs. That involved a couple of buses, one of which, we had been informed, would drop us off at the cliffs. Sweet, we thought. At one point, the bus stops and the driver says that this is as far as he is taking us. We get off, and this...

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