Balsam & Cobblestone: Riga, Latvia

The inception of the idea to go to Latvia was the invitation of a friend to visit her in Lithuania and many days of research into Estonia when considering the country for grad school. Not being allowed to visit Lithuania without my Lithuanian friend being present and flights to Tallinn being too expensive, a cheap…

Walther and three mobile phones, Berlin

It starts with a woman frantically playing with her three mobile phones on the counter of a local bar in Wrangelkiez. Me and Q are walking along our street, the Falcon Stone street. Pretty bad-ass right? Or is it the Stone Falcon street. The fuck if I know. We pass the Konrad Tönz bar. Easy. It…

Moving to Berlin

3 years after I had first set foot on German soil, I was back. From making the decision, to organizing my departure there was a whole process. The process of deciding I might want to see what’s out there again before just starting to work. The best way to swallow the pill of adulthood was…

Icelandic Road trip

Ashen beaches, sky-scraping waterfalls, towering mountains, glaciers and blasted waterscapes are the promise of Iceland’s nature. A promise that I could not see under-delivered by only spending some time in Reykjavik, as beautiful as it may be. Zoe rounded up the gang together: Her, Kailyn her friend from Australia, Gwyn, from upstate New York and…

Layover: Reykjavik, Iceland

Finally, an update. Having finished my graduate diploma in Montreal and sourced a visa for Germany, I am back on the road (or in the air in this case). Can you truly discover a whole country in less than 5 days? I seriously doubt so. However, nothing stops us from trying. Iceland always had this…

Roadtrippin’ East Quebec Craft Brews

At first, the plan was simple. Very. I was to go to Quebec city a few days with my roomie and our mutual friend visiting from Germany, and then head up north and show my tourists the beautiful region of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, you know, where people speak funny (ok not so much). But…Roger was in town….

Halifax, or the journey home

26 Hours. That’s how long I waited in Frankfurt for my flight to be arranged. Because all you can wish for after the stupidest of check-ins and waiting in line for hours, is to be told, seconds before you board your plane, that the flight’s cancelled. Fun times Sweet, I’ll get to chill in Frankfurt…

Rügen, Germany

Right after Salzburg, there was a last trip to the agenda before heading back to Canada. It was not Istanbul, Amsterdam, Venice or even just the Black Forest. It was one place we discussed seeing many times with my friend but never got around going there despite me regularly visiting her in Berlin, more than…

Salzburg, Austria

There is this strong feeling of inadequacy when you spent a lot of time somewhere and have yet to discover the surroundings with the imminence of your return looming. I, like many, felt compelled to travel even more knowing that soon I would be on a plane bound to Canada, not really sure when I…

Ulm, Germany

It started too early on a Saturday morning. Like most I-Club activities. Early morning at the Hauptbahnoff. We were supposed to visit Ulm, a city located to the West of Munich, halfway on the road to Stuttgart. Directly on the river Danube, it is known as a tiny scenic place. Today Ulm is a tiny…

Business in London, UK

And so I was invited by my employer to fly with the rest of the Munich office for two days in the United Kingdom’s capital. At the beautiful office located in no other place than the famed “City of London” district. Also widely known as “The Square Mile”, widely considered as the world’s financial district…