Category: Ex Pat Life

Green Gables or Bust: Road Trippin' through Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia

Green Gables or Bust: Road Trippin' through Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia
I’ve been a bookworm since I was a little kid, when I’d get lost in the Little House on the Prairie books and that children’s Bible where the characters had the weird googly eyes. Besides being hypnotized by Moses et al, one of my all-time favorite book series was Anne of Green Gables.  Even though I’m... Read more »

West Coast, Best Coast: Adventures in Vancouver

West Coast, Best Coast: Adventures in Vancouver
I’ve wanted to visit Vancouver ever since the 2010 Winter Olympics.  NBC’s sweeping shots of the city, surrounded by water and snow-capped mountains, made Vancouver look like it was something out of a travel Instagram account.  Of course, Instagram didn’t exist back then so you knew that shit was all #nofilter.  As with our Montreal trip,... Read more »

O, Canada: Employment, Adventure, and One helluva Stanley Cup Championship ride

O, Canada: Employment, Adventure, and One helluva Stanley Cup Championship ride
Holy crap, I’ve been bad with blog updates lately.  And by ‘lately’, I of course mean the last three months.  To all two maybe three of my blog readers: my sincere apologies for the delayed posting.  You deserve not to wait for your dose of “Yo, this girl is a weirdo”.  And so much has... Read more »
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O, Canada!: Updates on life north of the border

We’ve just passed the four month mark for our time in Canada, and I can’t believe it’s already been that long.  FOUR MONTHS!  1.21 GIGAWATTS!  Seriously, where did the time go?  With the holidays and what not, it’s been a minute since I gave an update on life up north.  There isn’t a ton to report:... Read more »

From vieux to nouveau, Montréal is the perfect blend of food and culture

Canada’s been great so far, but coming from London I do miss being constantly surrounded by history. That’s not to say that Toronto doesn’t have interesting history; it’s just a little more recent and takes some seeking out.  But I do miss the history of Europe, so when El booked a Christmas gift trip to Montréal,... Read more »

Monuments, museums, & microbreweries: The best of Sofia & Belgrade

Miss our adventures in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia (Parts 1 and 2), or Kosovo? Click on the links to catch up on our 16-day, 9 country Balkan road trip! El and I are craft beer fans, and we try to seek out micro-breweries in every place we visit.  When we were living in Spain between 2011-2013, the... Read more »
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I want to take you down to Kosovo

I want to take you down to Kosovo
Miss the adventures in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, or Macedonia (Part 1 and 2)??? Catch up at the links! Before I even get into our night in Kosovo, I’ve gotta give a shout-out to the Germans, who must travel all over the ends of the Earth.  We heard German spoken in every town and country we... Read more »

Conquering History in Macedonia, Alexander the Great style

Conquering History in Macedonia, Alexander the Great style
Miss Parts 1 (Croatia), 2 (Montenegro), 3 (Albania), or 4 (Macedonia) of our 16-day Balkans road trip? Click on the links to catch up on Court’s Excellent Balkan Adventures! As an Ancient Civilizations major, you’re expected to remember hundreds of dates, but only one is drilled into you again and again:  323 BC.  That’s the year... Read more »

Stay out of the forest: Scary as hell adventures in Macedonia

It’s been a few months since the hubs and I galavanted across the Balkans in a rental car (I’m clearly the worst with blogging about it.  Shame on me), but the memories of our time in Macedonia are as strong as ever.  For instance, last night I dreamt that I was clinging to a mountain... Read more »
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Gettin' back to my roots: A Tour of Albania

Gettin' back to my roots: A Tour of Albania
Miss Parts 1 (Croatia) or 2 (Montenegro)?  Check them out at the links! Albania has been through its share of shit: invasions and occupations, Ponzi schemes by its own government, isolation, and more recently getting its name dragged through the mud by Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills.  For years, it was the ugly stepsister... Read more »
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