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The Value of Diversity

Moving around the world has benefits and challenges. One of the biggest things you deal with on a daily basis is new people and new cultures.  This is always a challenge, but once you get into the swing of things … Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Be an Expat Than a Constant Traveler

People always wonder how I’m able to travel so much. Often people are jealous, but I don’t think they really understand what it involves. I’ve based my whole life around this nomadic lifestyle, which has a lot of excitement but … Continue reading

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Learning a New Language – Hopefully….

One of my biggest challenges since arriving in Bolivia is the language.  I know how to explore a new city to find the best restaurants and restaurants. I have experience with noisy traffic and stray dogs. I can handle the … Continue reading

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Daily and weekly routines: Boring or Necessary?

When you first arrive in a new place – it’s really easy to be in tourist mode. You want to check out “the top 10 places to go” in the city, whether that includes museums and statues, parks and beaches, … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Canada (2nd last week in Ottawa) – 1 of 3

Moving is a big job, and there’s always lots to be done. But moving to another country is even more work! Not only did we have to pack all of our suitcases, we also had to move everything else into … Continue reading

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Walk from Work

When I first got to Accra I was a bit overwhelmed by getting to work.  Not only did I have to figure out the actual directions and transportation methods, but I also had to avoid getting hit by cars, and … Continue reading

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EWB, BDS, MBC… What does it all mean?!?!

EWB Canada (which stands for Engineers Without Borders) is the NGO who hired me for this placement.  EWB focuses on systemic change as its primary goal.  This is different from a lot of other development organizations, who might focus on … Continue reading

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