Copenhagen in all its colours: travel ideas for the outdoorsy type

I'd never thought much about visiting Copenhagen, but as I was sitting in a long and boring lecture I found myself day dreaming of being somewhere else. Naturally, I wandered onto Google Flights searching for a destination I could visit between school ending and work starting. It was then that I came across an amazing … Continue reading Copenhagen in all its colours: travel ideas for the outdoorsy type

Chicoutimi part 4: rapids and a near encounter with death

From birds eye view, the Rivière du Moulin, which flows through the quiet French town of Chicoutimi, Canada is quaint and unsuspecting. Winding and rarely wider than a four lane highway, it is easily underestimated. Such was the case when a group of teenagers went kayaking along it. The group had walked along sections of … Continue reading Chicoutimi part 4: rapids and a near encounter with death

Chicoutimi part 3: unexpected experiences

When I applied to J'Explore (the government program that organizes French language immersions), I think I listed Montreal or Quebec City as my top choices. Understandably so, they're bustling cities (well, for Canada at least), beautiful and culturally vibrant. I, however, was placed in Chicoutimi, which initially appeared to be a small suburban city in … Continue reading Chicoutimi part 3: unexpected experiences

How a flaming wooden dog gave me a social life in the Arctic

And then they splashed fuel all over the large wooden structure, built to resemble what was called "The Wicker Dog." Everyone was told to stand back. I watched them light something small on fire - a stick, an arrow? Oh wait, I should probably provide some context. It was late May, maybe early June, of 2015. I'd only been in … Continue reading How a flaming wooden dog gave me a social life in the Arctic