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In this section, you'll find every article we've published on CheeseWeb in chronological order, starting with our most recent posts. If you're looking for articles on a specific travel destination, see our Slow Travel section.

Andrew and I are taking Dutch lessons. I alter between thinking this is a noble way to integrate more fully into our community and considering it a totally masochistic endeavor. Neither of us are strangers to learning languages. Being brought up in Canada's bilingual province, New Brunswick, it was considered...
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Living in Europe has shaped some profound changes in my lifestyle. One of the most significant is how I view food. Gone are the microwave meals and fast food mega-combos. I'm exposed to produce I've never even seen before and I consider the dining process much differently than I once...
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I'm not sure if I will ever get used to Belgian rain. I always thought that rain was... well, rain - water falling from the sky. Belgian rain has a totally different consistency than Canadian rain, or at least the Maritime rain that I am used to. In fact, Belgium...
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Andrew and I are attempting to reinstate the Sunday Mystery Drive (or SMD). What is the SMD you ask? It's one part exploration, lots of wandering, a bit of curiosity and usually, slightly lost. Every Sunday, we hop in the car. We take turns choosing our destination. Sometimes it's specific;...
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One of the truly special things about living in a foreign country is the people I've met. Sure, I've met some interesting people when I was vacationing in different places, but the opportunities for meeting people are much more frequent and interesting when you are an expat. It's true that...
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I’ve been thinking today about differences in my own behavior since we’ve moved here; little habits I have that I didn’t while living in Canada. Conversely, I think there are some things I will always do that will be intrinsically Canadian. This is not to say that no Europeans do...
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Andrew and I have five children. All of them are four-legged and furry. We have four spoiled-rotten house cats and a very large, extremely slobbery Saint Bernard dog. They are very much a part of our family and it was never an option to leave them behind when we came...
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Some days it feels like we are mummified in red tape; really sticky tape of the Duct Tape variety. I remember commenting in Amsterdam that, "when we get settled in Belgium, things will be more normal." Now, we've been here almost a month and it doesn't feel much more settled...
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