Experiencing Culture Shock

January 24, 2017

Also known as the time I barely spoke for three days…


Culture Shock: noun The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.


Five years ago I went to Cuba. It was my first time in the Caribbean and first time at an all-inclusive resort. It was also my first time experiencing culture shock!

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Breathtaking Alps

August 1, 2016

Literally and Figuratively


This spring I went to Switzerland for the first time with the goal of spending time in the Alps. I had seen pictures of the magnificent mountains before and figured they would be beautiful but I was not expecting them to be so breathtaking. Continue reading Breathtaking Alps

Museums, Galleries and Parliament

How I spent a few days in Ottawa

I recently had the chance to hang out in Ottawa for two days. I was going there for a workshop , so I thought it would be great to spend a few extra days in the capital. Continue reading Museums, Galleries and Parliament

Sailing on Lake Winnipeg

What happens when you forget you are not a fan of the adventure you are planning…


My mom loves sailing and being out on the water and used to be a sailing instructor before I came around. When she came out to visit me, I thought it would be cool to go sailing as a very late birthday present for her. Continue reading Sailing on Lake Winnipeg

Waterton Lakes National Park

A Summer Road Trip

During the summer, I am really busy at work and don’t take much time off. It is also the most popular time for families with children to go on vacation, so time is scarce and makes it more difficult for me….. But once in a while I take a short trip. Continue reading Waterton Lakes National Park

New York, New York, New Yorkers

What made New York special

When I came back from New York, a lot of people asked me what my favourite part of the trip was. I had a great time in New York, but could not decide on one specific landmark or thing we did. Finally, I figured out Continue reading New York, New York, New Yorkers