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[Post] Culture Shock

When I told people I was heading to India, many of them mentioned how it would be hard to get used to the culture there. The thing is… I knew I wouldn’t be too shocked. I like to visit new places and traveled outside of Canada for 4 months in total during 2011. It takes … Continue reading

Forts and palaces and temples, oh my!

Forts and palaces and temples, oh my!

How many historical buildings can you see in two weeks? I feel like I have seen them all. Every new city comes with tours of at least two different temples and at least one, gigantic, historical building. And they all come with stories of ancient times. And look like they belong in Middle Earth on … Continue reading

The Gold of India

The Gold of India

India is quite famous for its gold… or maybe it is that many women wear all their gold. But for me, gold will be always important because of the Golden Temple. It’s all about Amritsar, a city close to the Pakistan border whose population is 65% Sikh. The Golden Temple is a famous Sikh temple … Continue reading

An Experience: My First Days in India

An Experience: My First Days in India

Did I mention I am going to India? Because I am IN India. After years of talking about this trip and anticipation, my parents, sister and I made the trip across 11 and a half time zones to India. This is the furthest any of us have ever been from home (yes, even me). With … Continue reading

Backpacking to Benin

Backpacking to Benin

After our time in Togo, we started to head to Benin, another French country on the eastern border of Togo. Before we left, we got one more ‘shake-down’ from some local cops. At least we learned our lesson last time… right? Raquel ended up getting extremely mad at them as they were holding my passport … Continue reading

TOGO! TOGO! TOGO

TOGO! TOGO! TOGO

First impressions? My grade-school French is going to need a review. In research for the trip, I saw it was referenced as ‘the Paris of Western Africa’ & I am beginning to see why. Things here are very French. We arrived in a mini-bus from Accra to Alfoa, the town that is literally on the … Continue reading

The Girls in North Country

The Girls in North Country

I would first like to say that this vacation was pretty ridiculous. My close friends might even refer to it as a “gong show”. Why you may ask? Because Raquel and I got into ridiculous situations that we then had to get ourselves out of. Repeatedly. So, our trip started on Saturday, July 2 with … Continue reading