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Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

Beautiful flowers at the Farmer's Market today by the Old Port.

Leaving La Ville de Québec

Leaving a place that has left an impression on me is never easy. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how quickly people come and go. I wrote thank you cards to my teachers and said my farewells after school today. As it has become a Friday tradition, my friends and I went…

The view of the beautiful Château Frontenac from the St. Lawrence River.

Reflections on Traveling

This week has been so full of joy and blessings. My classes continue to push me to new limits and they have really stretched my skills in French. Conversation classes have been more lively lately and I absolutely love how much we laugh in class. I am exploring the city with every chance I get (and getting quite…

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Parc National de Jacques Cartier

The past few days have been quite busy! I managed to see the Farmer’s Market by the Vieux Port, the beautiful old train station, Place Royale (a UNESCO Heritage Site), The Museum of Civilization, and walk along the boardwalk in front of Château Frontenac. Today, I visited the beautiful Jacques Cartier National Park for the second time in 4…

This was probably my favourite moment during the concert - turning around and seeing a sea of lights.

Rainy Days in Québec

  Well, we’ve got a couple more students who have arrived at the school and also at our house. I’m glad that there is a new mix of students every week – it makes class a little more interesting when the dynamics change. I made a friend this week from Texas – she’s also a…

Speak Up and Defend

I’ve been doing some thinking for the last couple of days of how I’d like to change. How I’d like to become stronger in the areas where I am weak. I was listening to a sermon from my church in Red Deer online and the pastor shared with us two striking verses: Speak up for those…

Monsieur Arbasto holding the drawing of the Rue de Trésor - the very street we are in!

An Eventful Day

Yesterday was my birthday and I… 1. Went to school in the morning (on Fridays, we have the afternoons off!). We had a quiz that I had forgotten to study for (oops) and we learned how to differentiate between different French accents from France, Quebec, Switzerland, Acadia, and the Mediterranean. Later, we played a werewolf…