There are no Bakkies in Canada

There are no Bakkies in Canada

My accent and pronunciation of certain words means that I often have to repeat myself! But we all laugh about it. There are also loads of South African slang words that I forget aren't internationally known so when I say things like "Bakkie" or "Braai" or "Robots" people usually look at me funny and then I have to quickly think of an alternative word for it.

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Teaching Abroad in Seoul, South Korea

Teaching Abroad in Seoul, South Korea

My favorite food is tacos, and Korean BBQ is the tacos of the East for me! I love Korean BBQ not only because it’s delicious but because it’s a unique experience. Gas or charcoal grills are built into the dining table, so my friends and I grill the meat ourselves. The popular way of eating the meat is to wrap it in lettuce, add some seasoned veggies and condiments, and finally bite into it like a taco!  

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Bonjour! From Wisconsin to Montpellier, France

Bonjour! From Wisconsin to Montpellier, France

The French language also has a lot of words that are pronounced similar but saying one vowel wrong can completely change everything. One time in the beginning of my stay I was in a hurry and was trying to say "Thank you very much" aka. Merci Beaucoup but in a frantic hurry I forgot to say merci and just said Beaucoup. However . . . 

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Writing Books in Berlin!

Writing Books in Berlin!

At first I thought I'd move to Paris because my French is decent. Then I visited in Berlin. I fell in love with the weirdness of the city, the low cost of living, and the number of tall people wearing black. I found my people.

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Love on fire in Thailand!

Love on fire in Thailand!

It did not rain on our wedding day and I was talking to my husband about how lucky we were. All casually, he said, "Oh no that is because my family sacrificed two chickens at the temple this morning!" I learn new things every day.

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Abroad in Argentina!

Abroad in Argentina!

I'm here to cross things off my list, learn, and educate others. Empathy is so important and often we lose it because we forget what it's like to experience things outside our daily routine. So let's go rebuild our experiences from the ground up :)

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Moving from Australia to the USA!

Moving from Australia to the USA!

I was working a corporate job in Melbourne - my life was "perfect". But I had this inner knowing that I had a Life Purpose and it was out there waiting for me to discover. So I mustered my courage, quit my job, sold/gave away almost everything owned and went backpacking. 

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Hola! Virginia to Barcelona

Hola! Virginia to Barcelona

My favorite activity so far is just getting lost in the city. It's so big that I have been here for a month and every day I can find some new restaurant, plaza, art or architecture. Usually on the weekends I love to watch the sunrise at the Bunkers, then walk over to Park Guell. 

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