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2013: A Year in Blogging Review: in List Form

What do German pillows, German breakfasts, and vinyl sweat suits have in common?

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To Luxemburg with ye

After celebrating Hallowe’en last Wednesday here in Trier we woke up earlyish and made an attempt towards visiting Luxemburg. We’d planned to take a 9.52 train, but having failed to consider the holiday bus timetables (it being All Saints’ Day … Continue reading

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Of Pigs and Sunshine

Things have been fairly quiet since returning from Baden-W├╝rttemberg last week. I took over a total of three classes this last week as substitute teacher, and all went wonderfully – I even taught the one Year 7 class to sing … Continue reading

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Where-in I go to Bavaria

So I went to Bavaria this weekend…

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German Bureaucracy

Over two weeks into my time in Trier and I’ve finally opened my bank account. It’s been some time coming, but I’m finally (hopefully!) done with the paperwork associated with coming to Germany as a language assistant. Crossing the border … Continue reading

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Tla’Amin Field School Article

Earlier this summer I took part in a field school near my home town of Powell River. The course was a partnership between the Tla’Amin First Nation at Sliammon, the University of Saskatchewan, and Simon Fraser University. SFU and Sliammon … Continue reading

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Travel Traditions

Do you have any traditions you associate with traveling? My old roommate mentioned once that whenever he returns to Germany after time abroad, he cuts himself a thick slice of German bread and slathers it with butter, which he sits … Continue reading

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