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Travels within the Motherland

The five days I spent within the Russian Federation were surreal. We crossed the Estonian Russian border in the south of Estonia and there is such a start difference even at the border. To enter Russia, your bags get x-rayed, … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Get Up To Speed, Shall We? (Featuring Day 1 and 2 of my Euro-travels)

It’s been somewhat of a challenge for me to submit blog-posts about events that I’ve experienced months ago; in terms of story-telling, I’m the type that wants to include every little detail, despite what the reader may or may not … Continue reading

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Re-discovering Tartu

Despite my major trips to Stockholm followed immediately by Pskov, Moscow and St. Petersburg starting April 10th, Tartu is still yielding unexpected experiences. This past weekend, a group of exchange students went to the A Le Coq Brewery. Tartu is … Continue reading

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La Vie en France Part 2: School and all that fun stuff

Hello again! So Dublin was one heck of a good time! Celebrating St. Patty’s Day smack dab in the middle of Ireland was definitely something I can now cross off my bucket list. I also found out over the weekend … Continue reading

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La Vie en France

Bonjour! Ça va? Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Mike, I’m from St. Catharines and currently in my third year of university, doing a double major in French and Italian. Since August I have been studying at the … Continue reading

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Travel and Tim Hortons Substitutes: The Lifeblood of a Canadian Exchange Student

Today, I picked up the paperwork for my Russian visa application, in preparation for my trip to Pskov, Moscow and St. Petersburg. While this is still quite some time away, being from Canada, I get to fill out lots of … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Foreigner Somewhere (Part 2 of 2)

My coach bus to Swansea finally arrived; it was now time to leave London. I’ve never been to the UK before, so I was very excited to be able to lean my head against the window and take in all … Continue reading

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The Perils of Spring

With spring rapidly approaching, I fear I shall be doing battle with the greatest adversaries of the unsuspecting exchange student, ice and giant puddles of slush. For a northern country, the Estonians do a remarkable job of keeping the roads … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Foreigner Somewhere (Part 1 of 2)

As I’ve already mentioned in my first blog-post, I’ve been overseas for just over a month so far. That being said, I’m going to take this opportunity to (somewhat briefly?) describe what it was like upon arriving here. Rather than … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of First Semester

When asked if I would be interested in keeping a blog about my exchange to Estonia, I was roughly half way through my year abroad and the thought had never occurred to me. How do I do the previous semester … Continue reading

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