Category Archives: Canada

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

Nothing makes me nostalgic for Canada than receiving super, duper mittens in the mail. I’ll be rooting for my home and native land with these new mittens, and putting my hands up in the air while, watching Canada kick butt … Continue reading

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31 Days as a Beach Bar Waitress – Sardinia, Italy

The long hot hours of work are finally over and I’m looking forward to catching up on lost sleep. Everyday I worked 12pm – 9pm without a day off, as that’s how the cookie crumbles in Sardinia. At times, it … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Mystical Niagara Falls

“I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit … ” – Robertson Davies (click on any image to view in a larger format.) This is my response to the weekly travel theme from … Continue reading

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To tip or not to tip in Italy?

In one of my online expat forums a few good questions about tipping in Italy were posted: Do we tip in Italy? What is the coperto? Why did the restaurant automatically add 15%? A tip (also called a gratuity) is a sum of … Continue reading

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“It’s getting so cold, I wanna put my toque on.” – Coldtober in Sardinia

“Cold air. Cold in here. Cold air. It’s getting cold in here. So, put on all your clothes. It’s getting so cold, I wanna put my toque on!” Sung to the tune of Nelly’s – Hot in Here. It’s not only … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for the Expat Soul

There is nothing like Mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup to cure all hangovers aches and pains, sniffles and sore throats. But getting Mom to cook us that favourite dish when we live across oceans and mountains is asking the impossible. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons I’ll Miss the Italian Job

It would be a complete injustice if I wrote only about the horrors I faced this year with my Italian job(s). There were a few good points to waiting tables in Italy and I’ve listed them for you in a … Continue reading

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Top 13 Reasons I Quit the Italian Job

I had a job this summer. For 30 days, I was an English-speaking waitress who worked in a buffet restaurant on the island of Sardinia, Italy. Here are the reasons I quit my job. Top 13 Reasons I Quit the Italian … Continue reading

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1st International Day of the Girl | October 11, 2012

The United Nations has officially declared October 11, 2012 as the world’s first International Day of the Girl Child. The theme of this year’s IDG is ending ‘child’ marriage. Over 30% of girls in developing countries are married before 18 … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Foliage

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This week’s travel theme (from Ailsa over at Where’s my backpack) is all about celebrating the Autumn foliage. Do you dream in colour?

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