Tag Archives: business trips
May 12, 2013

Becharming Barcelona

I’ve spent the last week reminiscing about my recent trip to Barcelona; recalling the churros and chocolate, the incredible street art, the Gaudi architecture and the very kind hosts I had at my airbnb accommodation next to Plaza Catalunya; I was absolutely charmed by this coastal city. While Barcelona reminded me a bit of home, it […]

May 5, 2013

All the Things You Never Knew That Barcelona & Vancouver Have in Common

In case you don’t already know, Barcelona is fantastic. As in, Vancouver-fantastic. World-class-city-fantastic. A status often brought on by having hosted the Olympics perhaps. I knew this place was amazing when I stepped off the airplane and into the city via very easy, very modern public transportation. Barcelona was a glimpse of home for me […]

March 12, 2013

A first time for everything: Plus Berlin Hostels & Hotel Review

There is a first time for everything. While I’m an experienced traveler, what a lot of people don’t know is that I am moreso an experienced business traveler. I have toted my cameras all over the world and have never really reflected my work in my blogging or photography but the reality is, for the last […]

January 19, 2013

Christmas in Paris & The Legend Hotel

The Legend Hotel is lovely; shiny and modern and I was so happy to call it my home for a few sparkly Christmas days in Paris. Elegant and enchanting, I was greeted by a decor featuring clever owl lamps, artful tree branches, mini-lights and friendly front desk staff that smiled and appeased me by letting […]

November 28, 2011

In the Beginning…

The very first business trip that I took was in the year 2000, when I was freshly home from au pairing in Europe and just accepted to a government-funded internship program at my alma-mater, Medicine Hat College. The internship had me working with international students from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico, placing them with host […]

April 11, 2011

Welcome to Shanghai!

I spent the last few days in Shanghai, China for the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) Workshop. It was a very busy and very festive few days in China with a warm welcome from the hosting school, Mandarin House. I was particularly taken by the traditional Chinese Lion Dance; I love the heavy drumming […]

November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday from Istanbul

birthday cake Originally uploaded by just_jeanette You know you travel too much when… & why I love the Nippon Hotel…

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 […]

October 31, 2010

I am Love. In Berlin.

I’ve just arrived in Berlin for the largest, most popular international education industry event of the year: The ICEF Berlin Workshop. While it’s a super-intensive event, I usually find time to snap a few pictures. I caught this one just around the corner from the Crowne Plaza hotel in the city centre.

October 28, 2010

Copacabana & Christ the Redeemer

I took my trusty Brownie Hawkeye Flash with me to Rio de Janeiro this month. Armed with a roll of Fuji Pro 400H and the intention of exploring multiple exposures, I set off to see the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain. As I was staying at a hotel in Copacabana, I had the […]