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Category Archive: Just Returned

Back from Peru

Sitting on the airplane on the way home from Peru I am filled with mixed emotions. Of course I am looking forward to seeing my family, my friends, sleeping in my own bed, and eating all of my favorite and familiar food. However, at the same time I am closing a chapter of my life…

Distance

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a month since I was in Peru. It seems about a million miles away in another life, but at the same time it’s a huge part of me that’s impossible to forget. The first thing that hit me about Canada when I returned (bearing in mind I live in…

Fin de l’aventure!!!

Trois mois qui se sont écoulés trop vite. Trois mois de ma vie que je n’oublierais jamais. Trois mois remplis de bonheur, de découvertes et enfin trois mois dans lesquels j’ai vécu une expérience pas comme les autres. À vrai dire mon séjour au Vietnam était extraordinaire, j’ai côtoyé des gens très sympathiques, j’ai rencontré…

Birdy has flown home!

STUDENTS WITHOUT BORDERS After-placement blog It has been nearly 3 weeks since I have arrived back to Canada, after a gruelling 40 some hour journey from Lima to Toronto which involved sleeping on the airport floor with the noisiest “emergency blanket” ever that rather looks like a large sheet of tinfoil and sounds like 10…

Goodbye Awaso and hello cold Canada!

I just left Awaso a week ago and it’s all I can think about! I organized a big going away party for my last day there and about 30 people showed up ready to see me off. I have never been so sad to leave a place as that day and it was one of…

Back from Accra-Ghana

GINA MATHEW- Accra, Ghana Jan 09-Mar 09. It is exactly one month ago to the day that I boarded the plane in Accra to return to Toronto. It seems like a lifetime ago and a world away, the tan is fading, the relaxed feeling I had a month ago has been encroached upon by the…

BRRRRRR IT’S COLD!!

The life I created in Gabs seems like a distant dream. It’s been about a month since I stepped off the plane a breathed in the FREEZING cold Canadian air. Coming back home during the holidays was treat and definitely made re-entry much easier. Keeping busy and seeing friends and family is exactly what I…

Lessons learned from working in Botswana

It’s impossible to summarize such an amazing summer (or winter for Botswana) into a few blogs. I have learned so much about myself, how to live alone and make friends in a place that is completely new and unknown. It’s quite remarkable to realize that you can survive and adapt well to a new environment,…

Back from Botswana

So…6 weeks! I can’t believe it – but I have been back in Canada now for six weeks! The time has flown by in a similar fashion to the way that my summer went by so quickly. No though, I don’t feel as if every single moment is quite so precious or treasured. Getting back…

Back from Gaborone…!

The last part of my placement was a bit of a challenge as ST relocated to its permanent location in the Eco-Park. Unfortunately, the power was not connected in time for the move, but we were told it would only take up to two weeks to have it installed. This was not the case as…