Browsing articles from "November, 2011"
Nov
29
2011

A personal favourite – hiking the Otter Trail

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  Hiking is one of my passions, and I am happy to say that I have done a few of the ‘BIG’ ones in the past – the Fish River Canyon in Namibia (the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon), the Inca trail in Peru (which ends at MachuPichu .. spectacular!), trekking in Nepal etc.  However, one of my all-time favourites is the Otter Trail in South Africa. The Otter Trail [...]

Nov
9
2011

Vegas .. where the parties never stop

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Ticked this one off my bucket list last weekend, when I went to Vegas for the first time just to see what everyone is raving about!   We stayed at the Flamingo hotel, just because it’s a ‘classic’ – the first hotel on the strip and built by Bugsy Malone.  As a hotel, it’s nothing to write home about, but it’s in a great location, and has a great pool … and we weren’t expecting [...]

Nov
1
2011

How to be French in the classroom! – Shivani Mukerji

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It’s been 2 months since I’ve been on exchange at HEC Paris, and needless to say, French students are very different from Canadian students. So, without further ado: Here’s how YOU TOO can be French – in the classroom! Don’t show up to class on time – there is always a 5-10 minute grace period of people arriving to class on time, and the professor’s need that extra time too to prepare for class. They [...]