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…

Partnachklamm, Germany

We did not get to sleep as much as we would have liked to. Nonetheless we got up to the buzzing sound of my old HTC cell phone’s alarm, recycled as an clock, because of its terribly annoying ringer. We packed in a haste our backpacks. My friend with a tiny sling bag smaller than…

Day of the Bavarian Beer

Last April 23rd was the “Tag des Bayerischen Bieres“, the day where Bavarians and Bavarian brewers celebrate one of the oldest laws still in use ! – The original “Reinheitsgebot“, or German Beer Purity Law, officially started being in use in the duchy of Bavaria when, on 23 April 1516 it was endorsed officilly by…

Goodbye Stusta

I woke up that morning quite early. I had a meeting with some clients at the other end of the city, with my boss, and was already running late. A habit of mine It dawned on me that in the upcoming days I was getting kicked out of the student accommodations I had called home…

Das Studentenleben

The student life. Never was I considered like someone who parties a lot. Neither was I ever considered like someone who would like to forgo a bit of comfort in favor of sleeping in the public showers of a Canadian national park, or live in a 12m² flat. Then, I delved right into the possibilities…

Crazy week (CS 2/2)

A crazy week right before the holidays Part one of my CS adventures here Right before I went to the west part of Germany, then Luxembourg, Strasbourg (France), Trier (Oldest city in Germany) and finally Berlin for my birthday and new year’s eve, I had this crazy week. . . If you have a Couchsurfing…

Bayerish Halloween

Halloween in Bavaria. Pretty much like regular Halloween, with fewer people participating and bigger parties it seems. Many just don’t make plans and go with the flow. I was invited to 3 parties. A student one home, in Studentenstadt, one in another student housing spot in Olympiazentrum and one in a big big big (did…

Bavarian September ends

Greenday’s “Wake me up when September ends” suddenly makes a lot of sense. With October already well on it’s way, it marks the end of the biggest folk fair in the world. Oktoberfest is over. It is year after year held in Münich, Bavaria, Germany. An international fatherland symbol. Held every year in the Theresienwiese,…