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June 14, 2012

Carpigiani Gelato University: The Art of Making Gelato

Italy’s best gelato is known worldwide and carefully crafted by experienced gelato chefs, educated only by the top instructors in the gelato industry!  Carpigiani Gelato University, located in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, churns out award winning gelato-makers from Canada to Israel and a few places in between. Future gelatiers from all over the […]

May 24, 2012

A Sweet Education Abroad

I’m fascinated by all things international education, an industry I have worked in for nearly 13 years.  The movement of students around this globe is an incredible phenomenon – you will find Chinese students in Italy, Italian students in Spain, Spanish students in Canada, Canadian students in Australia, Australian students in Japan, Japanese students in […]

May 5, 2012

#TBUMBR, How Not to Speak Italian and Fantasy Music Videos

Here are a few things I found on the web recently that I think are share-worthy, fun and interesting.  Hope you enjoy too!  Happy Weekend! Italy Lately I’ve been following all things related to Umbria on the Blog and Travel Bloggers Unite (#TBUMBR on twitter). If you’ve never visited Italy or if you’re looking for […]

July 11, 2011

Belated but Blogged: Canada Day in Steveston

Ok it really is July 11th and I’m only blogging about Canada Day just now.  Oops… but it was such a great day that I can’t let it go unblogged about!  My brother and I decide to take our visiting parents to the annual Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day.  It was a beautiful day […]

November 6, 2010

Happy Diwali & My Favourite Indian Eateries

UPDATE APRIL 28, 2012 I’m currently living in Bari, Italy and am very happy to find & recommend another Indian eatery.  Everything I need to satisfy my curry craving is found at Rajni Sonkar- Ristorante Indiano.  This will certainly tide me over for the next 6 months! *** In honour of Diwali and my true […]

April 16, 2010

Cider in Seoul: Thank you, Big Rock.

As I spend so much time away from home, it always gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling to find something heartily Canadian while abroad. This doesn’t happen often but it did when I stumbled upon (and eventually out of) the Big Rock Brewery pub in Seoul. In Gangnam, to be exact. Being a big, […]

April 4, 2010

Spicy! (Istanbul)

Mısır Çarşısı The Spice Market Istanbul

March 19, 2010

Honey Orange Latte, I ♥ you.

I was secretly hoping I would find this Starbucks special somewhere in Taiwan, where I’ve been working the last week, but I guess not. The Honey Orange Latte was released by Starbucks Korea in January 2010 as part of their “Year of the Tiger” promotion. Sadly, it’s appearance was too brief. Until next time, Honey […]

December 31, 2009

Favourite Things: Sam Gyeop Sal

Happy New Year, everybody! In just a few short weeks, I’ll be heading back to Korea. I don’t really like Korea in January as it is generally cold, cold, cold! I am nicely acclimatized in Vancouver and can’t really handle wintry weather anymore. Essentially, I’ve turned into a big west-coast wimp since leaving the prairies […]