Hi friends! I'm drafting this as I finish my first full week in Yangon, Myanmar. It's crazy to think that it's been ten days since I arrived in Yangon already! I'm getting used to daily life and finding my way around this eclectic city and its crazy traffic. The language is becoming familiar, as well as the… Continue reading Day 11 in Yangon, Myanmar – New city, new friends, new internship
Auf Wiedersehen Mannheim. Hello Toronto. Aaaand, bonjour Ottawa! Happy New Year! I meant to publish this before Christmas and all the holiday business. But, between road trips, Christmas dinners, and jet-lag, I haven't had time to sit down and reflect, and think "This is Canada, eh?" until now. Finally settling into my new apartment in Ottawa, and… Continue reading New Year Reflections: four months in Germany
“There are Chinese tourists everywhere.” (said in that specific tone of concealed disgust and eyerolling, sometimes mild amazement at the sheer number of tourists who look/come from China) A phrase I grew up hearing, well, everywhere, and a phrase I’ve always tried to make sure can’t apply to me whenever I travel. Most of my… Continue reading Reflections in Europe: On identity
It's been a while since my last blog post! I don't have a great excuse for it, other than midterms (kind of), too many co-op interviews, a lot of feet-killing travelling and an acute case of denial— It's only in the past few days that I've come to realize and accept that I was experiencing some pretty… Continue reading Take a deep breath
Classes are going full speed now, but it still feels a bit like I'm on vacation. Considering I only have 1h30 for each of the six classes I'm taking per week (9 hours in total), and I don't have any classes at all on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays... It's pretty close to an actual vacation.… Continue reading 3 day trips in 3 days: Schwetzingen, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg
Halloooo Zusammen! Today marks the start of my second week in Germany and the end of my fun filled, but never-ending, first seven days in Mannheim. I'll be here for another four months (internal screaming). I left Toronto from Pearson Airport in sweater weather clothing, and arrived in Frankfurt at noon the following day to sweltering,… Continue reading First week in Germany!