Traveling Europe – A Chron-nicoles tour

Being back in Canada after having lived in Belgium and traveled Europe for over two years, I’m happy to be presenting and sharing my experiences at the University of Alberta’s International Week today. Looking back at the photos of all the places I’ve been made me realize that I took a LOT of pictures and that I remember each city vividly. It makes me want to go back and re-visit…

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Alicante, Spain: A city full of perks and quirks

When it starts to feel like winter will never end and I pass people on the sidewalks wearing heavy coats, toques (in non-Canadian English, this means fuzzy warm hats) and boots, I start to wish for a little escape. Oh how I would like to vacate the grey skies of Brussels for a nice break in the sun. How about Alicante, Spain? It’s not like the well-known coastal cities of…

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