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Happy 2013 from CheeseWeb!

[caption id="attachment_5774" align="alignleft" width="290"] Happy 2013 from CheeseWeb![/caption] They say, as you get older, time seems to pass more quickly. At the rate 2012 flew by, I must be about 85 years-old. This was another big year for us and although we didn’t stray beyond the borders of Europe, we...
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Taj Mahal, Agra, India - Forgotten Postcard

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Incredible India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India – Forgotten Postcard

I’ve been obsessed with India for as long as I can remember. Whenever I’m asked where I want to travel, my immediate response is always ‘everywhere.’ When pressed to choose my top destination however, India is always number one on my list. Two days ago, I found out my dream of visiting India will come true in March. I have never been more excited – or terrified.

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Thursday night - 11 pm Location: The sidewalk outside our flat Andrew (looking slightly concerned): Um, you have your keys right…? Me: blank stare…What?… Noooo… Andrew: Shit… Earlier that evening: I look at the tiny, impractical (but very cute) evening bag I recently purchased in San Francisco. This will go perfectly with my...
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When I enrolled in French immersion in Junior High school, I never could have predicted that I’d be using skills learned then to translate rental contracts in Brussels at age 31. (For that matter when I took journalism in university I never expected to be writing articles about living in Belgium either.) The past...
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A few weeks ago, I wrote of the autumn expat migration. Since then, Andrew and I have been contemplating a migration of our own. It was about this time, three years ago, that Andrew and I decided to make our dream of living in Europe a reality. We were scrambling to get paperwork done,...
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Monday, an old friend arrived at our house. Andrew and I haven’t seen much of this friend in the past two years. We’ve bumped into each other in hotels and had brief visits when we were back in Canada, but our friend hasn’t ever been in our Belgian home. Now our friend is...
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This is my Expatica blog from last week in case you missed it. As a footnote, since writing this piece, I've reconnected with a bunch of friends from university on Facebook and it's been really great to see everyone doing so well. We're spread all over Canada and the world,...
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Ever since I returned from a visit home to Canada last month, I’ve been thinking a lot about space. Not outer space, but personal space, both physical and emotional. Flying home to Halifax is never a direct flight. Often Andrew and I find ourselves first flying west to fly east, and vice versa....
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Maybe it’s a product of our overly litigious society, (when the coffee shops have to print ‘Caution Hot Beverage’ on their paper cups because some bozo spilled coffee on his crotch, you know we’ve taken it too far), but North Americans can be awfully cautious about health and safety risks. Every now and...
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