Browsing articles from "October, 2011"
Oct
25
2011

A trip back in time .. Krakow, Poland

A couple of years ago, I went to Krakow (or ‘krakuf’ as the locals pronounce it) – one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating back to the 7th century, and the Polish capital city from 1038 to 1596.  It’s amazing that this beautiful city, now a major academic and cultural centre, started as a small hamlet on Wawel Hill.    Now, on top of the hill, overlooking the Vistula River, is the Royal Castle […]

Oct
24
2011

Congratulations to our WINNERS

  Congratulations to the winners of our Grand Prize Draw: Moira Richards from Toronto wins the two-week Beaches and Reefs Contiki Holidays Trip in Australia! Sara McKinnon from Alberta wins the eight-week Travel CUTS volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa. Julia Zu from Vancouver wins a return flight to Australia on Qantas Airlines. Youthink Contest: Congratulations to Adrianna Hansen of Alberta who wins the two-week volunteer trip in Guatemala, offered by Developing World Connections.  

Oct
11
2011

Why you want to go to Brussels – Shiv Mukerji

First impression of Brussels after arriving in the train station: Yuck. And as we progressed to our hostel in the low-income part of town, my second impression wasn’t much different – but I was pleasantly surprised by the price and variety of food: Persian, Turkish, Greek and all kinds of African food too. But after a nice walk through the rough parts (which are not even that rough, but you may stand out depending on […]

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