Tag Archives: food
October 19, 2013

Oh la vache! Discover Normandy wine and food at La Fête du Ventre in Rouen

The busy and très gourmet Fête du Ventre, meaning the Festival of the Stomach, is the must see-taste-do event of the Norman region. Vendors, farmers and local producers from around Normandy gather in the centre of Rouen, surrounding the Vieux Marche, to share and sell their gastronomic delights. Hosted by la Ville de Rouen, the […]

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 17, 2013

Tasting Berlin: A New Urban Adventures Food Tour

Recently I was privy to a sneak peak of Urban Adventures’ new food tour in Berlin. From food to art to culture, Berlin is diverse and surprising in its taste. Our guide, a Berliner for life, was ready to offer bites of little-known information and samples of some of the tastiest food in Kreuzberg: one of the […]

March 14, 2013

Oh Canada! 6 Must-Eat Canadian Recipes

One of the most important elements of any trip overseas is being able to indulge in different cuisines from around the world. Whether you are a student seeking out cheap but tasty eats, are on holiday to a new land or a native simply wanting to sample new delights, Canada has a wide variety of […]

November 27, 2012

Jardin du Luxembourg: A Paris Urban Adventure Highlight

No doubt this intimate and interesting Urban Adventure tour in Paris shows the best “local” part of the most visited city in the world, the 5th and 6th arrondissements, otherwise known as the Latin Quarter. While the afternoon was full of secrets and little known facts about the area, my personal highlight was the impressive […]

July 4, 2012

See, Taste, Do!

Instagram Highlights from the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy I’ve enjoyed two captivating weeks in the fascinating, beautiful and varied region of Emilia Romagna courtesy of Tourism Emilia Romanga.  Each week, one spent in Bologna and the other in Rimini, offered endless sightseeing, learning opportunities and delicious food. Below are my Instagram highlights from BlogVille […]

June 11, 2012

Photo 4/30 – 30 Photos Project

Today’s photo for this free artwork project is a juicy summer shot!  I hope the summer sun shines for everyone! I am using this project to connect with people from around the world, share my artwork and hopefully brighten someone’s day by bringing something online to life, to someone’s hands, eyes and home. If you […]

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 6, 2012

Oggi, io sono in Umbria! (or Today, I’m in Umbria!)

I’ve been in Bari, Puglia for 6 weeks or so, working on some projects and learning some Italian.  So far my language ability is limited to a few useful phrases such as “mi dispiace, non parlo italiano” (sorry I don’t speak Italian), “un cono con due gusti, per favore” (a cone with 2 flavours, please) […]