Nice is Nice – Day 12

Nice is Nice – Day 12

One of my favourite parts of doing so much of the planning for this trip last minute is that I know very little about the places I’m going. I knew Nice was on the beach in the south of France. I knew Cannes (home of the film festival) was close and that was about it....
Partying in Paris – Day 11

Partying in Paris – Day 11

Going out in Paris is not the same as going out in Vancouver. Paris is alive at 5 am. My night out with friends was great but the most interesting part of the night was the cab ride home. Everywhere I’ve ever lived has a bedtime. There is a time, early in the morning,...
The Tropics in Geneva – Day 10

The Tropics in Geneva – Day 10

It rained all day today. I spent the morning in the Red Cross Museum, explored the Botanical Gardens between rain showers, and then avoided the weather in a cafe for lunch. Then, when the rain stopped, I headed back outside, walking along the lake towards the city. I...
Kindness in Geneva – Day 9

Kindness in Geneva – Day 9

Every time I travel, I’ve found that people are exceptionally kind and welcoming. I left a stranger’s house in Interlaken to stay at another’s in Geneva. In Geneva, I stayed with a friend from UBC’s parents. Though she wasn’t in Geneva this summer, Louise and...
Flying in the Alps – Day 8

Flying in the Alps – Day 8

Today is going to be hard to beat. My day went like this: wake up, eat breakfast -> run to the meeting point -> paragliding -> lunch -> biking in the Swiss Alps -> dinner. If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I haven’t really planned this trip very...