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Vancouver

Who’s Coming to the Olympics in Vancouver?

Who’s Coming to the Olympics in Vancouver?;

Sources: Countdown to Vancouver: Let the names begin – Vancouver 2010 Olympics – thestar.com                Royals attending the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, 12-28 February, 2010 ATTENDING: CANADA Prime Minister Stephen Harper: already here Governor General Michaelle Jean: already here DENMARK Crown Prince Frederik: 9-19th Crown Princess Mary: 11-16th NORWAY: Prince Haakon: 12-17th RUSSIA President Dmitry Medvedev: …

Vancouver

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Free Events Guide

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Free Events Guide;

Source: http://www.citycaucus.com/2010freevenues The following events are divided into locations and differentiated by colour (category): Canada Countries  Misc. venues Locations: GRANVILLE ISLAND French Quarter: 11-28 Feb (Exhibits: 11-20.00; Shows: 18-00.00; Club Adrénaline: 11-00.00; Events: 12pm-) Celebrate Canada’s French heritage! There will be 2 pavilions: 1) French bistro and pub & 2) stage for concerts. “They also intend on creating an “artists’ alley” like …

Lifestyle

Happy Christmas! (Post in Icons)

Happy Christmas! (Post in Icons);

“God bless us, everyone!” – Tiny Tim (The Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens) has always been my .  However, it’s become so commercialised that people have dismissed the fact that. ‘Tis the season to be jolly has turned to ‘Tis the season to be selfish.  This Christmas, the whole family’s not together, so we’re also …

Travel

Olympic Torch Relay through Kingston, ON

Olympic Torch Relay through Kingston, ON;

Source: Get Fired Up For The Olympics At Torch Celebrations Date: Mon 14. Dec. Where: Springer Market Square Time: 17.30+ (Torch arrives @ 19h) Entertainment: Town Crier Chris Whyman, Limestone Choristers, Katarakwi dancers, Le Clan D’estin, & Tea for the Voyage. Interesting info: Each Torchbearer carries the torch for 300 metres with the objective of …

Heidelberg, Travel

Ich hab’ mein Herz in DEUTSCHLAND gelassen…

Ich hab’ mein Herz in DEUTSCHLAND gelassen…;

S.O.S.! I am experiencing Reverse Culture Shock… in my HOMELAND! =O For a girl who’s travelled all her life, lived in 3 continents, 5 countries, 6 cities, innumerable homes, and attended 3 different educational systems, 9 schools, and 2 universities (in 3 different locations), I really should be used to this. What I miss about …

Heidelberg, Travel, Vancouver

Post-Exchange: An Unpleasant Return to Vancouver

Post-Exchange: An Unpleasant Return to Vancouver;

Meine liebe Freunde in Europa, My dear friends in Europe, zuerst muss ich sagen, dass ich euch VIEL vermisse! Die letzten Tage in Deutschland waren sehr chaotisch… Ich war in Muenchen von 24-26. Am 26. war ich wieder in Heidelberg, um mehr zu packen & zu putzen. Ich hatte um 3.30 geschlafen; am 27. war …

Heidelberg, Travel

OBW Report: Dreams Come True

OBW Report: Dreams Come True;

Home Univeristy: Queen’s University Host University: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Period of stay: Sept 2008-July 2009 Eleven years ago, I first arrived in Heidelberg on a summery day in June. I was nine then, wasn’t interested in school nor the prospect of going to university – not to mention that I didn’t think I was smart enough …

Travel

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;

Place visited: Luxembourg City/ Stad Lëtzebuerg (capital) Royal Family: Grand Duke Henri (constitutional monarchy – the world’s only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy) Languages spoken: Luxembourgish, French, German Moien! So say the Luxembourgers for “hello” (same as Plattdeutsch spoken in Northern Germany and other countries). But it appeared that French is more spoken in Luxembourg for I …

Travel

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music…

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music…;

Ort (place): Salzburg, Österreich Tour: the official “Sound of Music” tour by Panorama Tours Datum (date)/Zeit (time): Mo. 27. April, 9.30-13.30 Hostel I stayed at in Salzburg: Yoho Int’l Youth Hostel (26. Apr.) “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…” So sang our tourguide, Trudi/Judy, a British lady with a British sense of …

Travel

On 24. April…

On 24. April…;

On 24 April 1854, 16-year-old “Sissi” of Bayern (Bavaria), married her 23-year-old cousin, Kaiser (emperor) Franz Joseph I of Österreich, and became the Kaiserin (empress) Elisabeth. 155 years later, April 24th, 2009, I arrived in Wien, Österreich (Vienna, Austria) by train for a weekend of discovery. Hostel I stayed at: Wombats City Hostel on Mariahilfer Str. (2 nights) …

Travel

Vienna: The Sisi Tour

Date visited: Sa. 25. Apr. 2009 Purpose: To explore the residences of two famous female inhabitants – Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of Hungary. Tour ticket covers: Schönbrunn (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47): Summer royal residence currently: museum ca. 50 min. guided tour Open: Daily 8:30-17:00 or 18:30* (times vary depending on …

Heidelberg, Travel

Der Ball der Vampire

Der Ball der Vampire;

35th Vampire Ball in Heidelberg Date: Samstag, 21. Februar, 2009 Time: 20.30-3.00 Place: Stadthalle/Kongresshalle (City Hall) Code of dress: Costume (gothic, vampire, etc.) What a night! It was K.’s birthday, and we celebrated it at a ball! This was our first ball (though it was more like a Faschings party, Halloween/Vampire-themed). I had been inside …