Prague in the Spring

This year I had the chance to not only visit Prague, but to do so with my Mum. My mother’s family fled Czechoslovakia in 1968, after the Soviets moved in to crush the Prague Spring, and since then she hasn’t been back. It’s been 50 years and this spring she finally made it back home,…

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Christmas Time in Europe

Christmas time is always a hard time of year to be away from family. Honestly, for the most part, if you asked me where home is, I wouldn’t say Canada, I would tell you where I am now. Of course I always miss my family, and the few friends I have in there, but Canada…

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The Little Things That Nobody Tells You About Life Abroad

There are a lot of things you’ll think about and plan out before you move abroad; you’ll plan how much money to bring along, what jobs are available in the country, and what the currency will be. You’ll look into places to visit, museums to see, what transportation might look like, and what basic words…

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Leaving Home

Looking out over the Bosphorus from the safety of my armchair I find myself watching the ships go by, and can’t help but feel that wave of sentiment that I knew was inevitable. I’ve been in Istanbul longer than I intended and I suspect I’ve grown into it more than I thought I would. I’ve…

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