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Reverse culture shock: when you return home to the sound of silence

Reverse culture shock – Hello darkness my old friend Reverse culture shock. I’d heard about it. When you arrive home, and to your eyes, everything is as it was. But to your heart, it’s all so different. Well, it’s 6 a.m., and I’ve been ‘home’ for just under two weeks, and I’m just tired. I have slept little since being home. I have done nothing very productive...

Canada tipi

Tipi nights: camping in Canada

Tipis and Unicorns Tipi time.  So, it’s six o clock in the morning.  I’ve been awake most of the night.  But that’s not a complaint.  My bed for the night is a relatively uncomfortable wooden thing with a minimal plastic mattress.  A sleeping bag and a fluffy unicorn coloured blanket we bought in Wal-Mart to cheer up the cold Canada camping nights. And did I mention...

Canada Day

Canada: 3 things I didn’t know before

Canada stands for…? Canada.  What do you think of when you hear the word Canada?  This question was asked to Canadians and tourists on a TV show on Canada Day.  We had just arrived in Vancouver, and I hadn’t really been out and about yet so still only had my preconceived ideas. What do you think of?  My answers were typical to the other tourists in the...