On the Road to Germany

Once again, I’m on the road. I’ve taken a week and a half off of school to wander with my littlest brother, Ezra, across Germany. He’s fifteen already and this will be his first “solo” (kind of) trip. First stop: Ansbach, to see Libby. Will’s youngest sister has been best friends with my youngest brother […]

Road Trip to Denmark

So, Denmark is my new favourite place to be. Early Friday morning, Will and I were up in the dark throwing our bags together, heating up a quick breakfast of couscous (a tradition I picked up way back in Tunisia, 2008), and heading out to shiver on the sidewalk in the cold dark pre-dawn mist […]

A Bittersweet Christmas

There’s something incredibly bittersweet about spending your first Christmas away from home. Some things are the same, mostly the things I’ve brought with me. Nanaimo bars aren’t hard to make, and the smell of peppermint bark and sugar cookies makes any place Christmas-y. I still get the same excited goosebumps while doing a terrible job […]

A Study-Abroad Christmas

christmas market, nuremberg, bavaria

I like the idea of 5-minute posts. Granted, when I sit down to write, it usually ends up being more than a 5-minute process. Still, the idea of capturing a simple moment, without stressing too much over whether it’s worth sharing or whether it’ll piss someone off is lovely. I think I’m keeping it. I’m […]

Off to Germany!

Okay, I have five minutes. Go! Good morning, world! We’re off to Germany this morning. It was NOT my quickest start ever, I’ll be honest. The plants needed to be watered, the dishes needed to be transferred to the washer, I couldn’t find my socks, my headphones went missing, I had to triple check to […]

Groningen Christmas Boats & Markets

Hey peeps, Another exam season, another wildly late post. What’s it been, almost a month now? How’s life treating you beautiful people? It’s been cold here. Not the teeth-numbing, bone-chilling cold that we often get up in Canada. This is more of a windy, wet cold. It rains every single day here in the Netherlands […]