South America: Peru

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For my final journey of my Masters Program I got to live in Lima, Peru for about 3 months. South American culture has always been fascinating to me and I was quite excited to experience the place as a local. So many aspects about Peru reminded me of home, Africa. The food, the people and the vibrant atmosphere. It’s going to be hard to explain my entire experience into one post, but I will try to touch on as much as I can, and will do three different posts on my experience there.

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Europe – Paris

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So it’s 31 degrees in Maastricht, and it is frying hot I tell you, hotter than Dar es Salaam! I mean we were all complaining about the cold in Victoria and the initial cold when we first arrived here, but this heat is BRUTAL! My one regret is that I did not invest in a blender when I got here, smoothies right about now would be pretty much perfect. But according to the weather forecast it is to rain tomorrow, so we get to cool down. We head to Lima next month and I hear the weather there is going to be PERFECT! About 15-22 degrees, so looking forward to this. Now, onto other news. I visited Paris a few weeks ago and it was everything I thought it would be and even more! Continue reading

Taking Stock – II

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It has been a while since I last took a Taking Stock post. So I thought its about time I look back and in the moment to take note of what is happening. In other news, can I just say that the weather has been quite unpleasing. We left Canada while it was still cold, and we were expecting warmer spring weather in Europe, but alas! still cold. I go to Peru next, and apparently by the time we are there, its going to be their winter. Shucks for me. Better get onto bookmarking soup recipes on Pinterest!

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Europe – Frankfurt

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I am currently in Europe on an exchange program for my masters program and one of the best perks has been the opportunity to travel. I have always loved travelling and I think I have had my share of travel in the past few years of my life. However, I had never been to Europe before, so as you can imagine as I was quite excited!

On the other hand, once I got here I quickly realised that it is very easy to get carried away with travelling. So at the moment, I have decided to travel a little but not forget my focus. I will definitely be back to Europe after this program, so no rush 🙂 So you guys, I am completely loving Europe! Each country is so different but they also have quite a few similarities. I am guessing that’s just the “European vibe”. I have to say that one of my favorite things about Europe is their apartment buildings. They are just so darn cute! I def prefer this style to all the others I have seen. Its a whole different world out here people!

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Around The 6ix I: Art Gallery Of Ontario

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I have recently decided to start a series of “Around the 6ix” blog posts. The series will be dedicated to all the spots around Toronto that are worth a visit if you are new in town or if you are just an oldie that is looking for places to hang. This also gives myself an opportunity to get to know more of this beautiful city; and if you haven’t already guessed my first stop was the Art Gallery of Ontario. The gallery is gorgeous and there is so much to see! If you are one to appreciate art then you will definitely enjoy this space. I got the pictures to convince you 😉

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