An Ode to the Cities I’ve Loved, Part 1: Ottawa

I’m a city girl. I love cities, and the bigger the better. I love the walkability of cities, the frenetic energy of ┬ábusy streets, the independent shops, and the yummy vegan bakeries and/or ethnic food restaurants. I love a lot of things about cities in general, but there a few cities that hold a special … Continue reading

I’m coming home!

This is it! I’m currently in the Honolulu airport, ready to fly back to Canada. I can’t believe it’s over. I’ve already cried and I’m anticipating more waterworks as the plane pulls away. I can’t even imagine staying in one place for more than a few weeks at a time, never mind a few months! … Continue reading

Colour me Canadian

This morning, I went to Tim Hortons as I do everyday. Being a creature of habit, I normally order a large green tea and a cranberry blueberry bran muffin. On this particular day, though, I decided to switch things up. I went for the large double double, along with a chocolate chip muffin (I was … Continue reading

This is Happening

I’m back from B.C. and a lot has happened in the last week. For one, it turns out I’m going to Kenya instead of South Africa. My flights have been changed (for a significant fee), but it’s for the best. Instead of one safari, I’m going on two. They are both camping safaris where I … Continue reading