Browsing articles in "Travel for fun"
Sep
5
2011

Attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair and Make your Dream Trip a Reality

If you’re in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary and are considering going abroad either to study, travel, volunteer or work, you need to mark these dates in your calendar: Ottawa – September 29, 1pm – 6pm – Convention Centre Toronto – October 1 and 2, 1pm – 6pm – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Vancouver – October 4, 1pm – 6pm – Vancouver Convention Centre Calgary – October 5, 1pm – 6pm – Calgary Telus Convention […]

Aug
30
2011

A Visit to Europe – a photo essay by Komail Naqvi

Avignon Never knew an ancient town centre could be so full  of life and festivity!   Barcelona The thing I most appreciate about this city is its people and its culture.   Paris We were lucky enough to have been able to attend French Republic Day during our visit.  It’s the biggest number of people I have ever seen in one place at one moment in time.   Manchester Caught in the middle of the […]

Aug
16
2011

5 lessons to take with you when you travel …Shiv Mukerji

After 5 jobs, an internship and a couple temporary positions, there are a lot of things I’ve learned at work that I’m excited to take with me when I go on exchange to Paris in September! So without further ado, I present to you… 5 lessons to take with you when you travel abroad! 1. Do things that scare you As a pretty risk averse person, the only way to get me to do something […]

Jul
26
2011

TOKYO – the world’s largest metropolis

Originally founded as a small fishing village in 1457, Tokyo is now the largest metropolis in the world with almost 35m people .. but surprisingly enough, it just works!  It moves at a fast pace, with an almost obsessive energy and is a unique melting pot of old and new.  While the people embrace the latest fashion, technology and architecture – the city remains true to its roots.  Fashions come and go, cell phones and […]

Jul
12
2011

A semester travelling in South East Asia – Monica McMahen

I took off the Fall semester last year to travel to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand… after 15 years of schooling I was sick of school!  I’ve always loved travelling, and I decided that it was now or never – I had very few strings attached; no dependents, no employer, and  all it took was a brief visit to the undergrad office to tell them that I wouldn’t be back until January.  I decided […]

Jul
5
2011

Taking a semester off – for an internship in South Africa

Interview with Monica McMahen – by Shivani Mukerji For those of you who don’t know Monica, here’s a brief introduction … I’m a third year Commerce student at UBC from small town Williams Lake, British Columbia. I was lucky enough to grow up in an incredibly supportive community with fantastic parents who introduced me to travelling at an early age. I have always been interested in development work, and wanted to help countries in a […]

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