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 […]

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 […]

Early Weeks in Groningen

Hey peeps! I meant to update you sooner, but ACK! I always forget how insane the first weeks of the fall semester can be. I have all the usual tasks for starters – buying books, finding classes, scheduling, last minute emergency class registration issues, finding school supplies, worrying about how expensive I am, etc. But […]

Welcome to Groningen

Hey people! I’m back. :D It’s been a long two weeks of travel, culture shock, and adventure. Feels good to have wifi and a comfy writing corner from which to think about the events of the past while. I’m currently flopped on the couch in my adorable new apartment. It’s an attic room, and while […]