It was fun while it lasted. We’d like to thank everyone who followed our journey through Europe.  Andrée has finished a semester of class in France which means she’s done her degree!

Since this is the last post and Andrée has graduated there are feelings of sadness and happiness.  I feel that these 2 songs are appropriate:

Sad Song:
Happy Song:

Amster-damn that place was fun


I apologize for not keeping our hungry readers up to date – so I’ll take briefly about Amsterdam.

Amsterdam was an extremely fun city, when we arrived we hopped on a street car and made our way to our hotel.  The hotel was located on a side road right in the entertainment district.   The beds were extremely comfy (unlike our foam beds in Reims) and the service was good. They even had a chess board in the lobby!  Woohoo!  That was not the highlight though.

The next morning we spent some time looking around and then met up with Andree’s friend, Jasmine.  She’s going to school in Amsterdam so she gave us the “grand tour”.  Right away, she took us to the red light district and pointed out how there aren’t that many girls in the afternoon, but she said she knew where there was going to be some.  We followed her into an alley off the main strip and she told us this was the “discount bin”.  They were bigger girls if you know what I mean.

That night we met up with some of our Swedish friends, Maggie and Axel.  We ended up going out for an Indonesian supper with them.  Supper was amazing, it was without a doubt the best meal we’ve had since being in Europe.

The next day we went to visit the Anne Frank house – or should i say Anne Frank huis?

To be continued…

The Compromised Credit Cards – starring Andrée Carpentier & Jordan Boesch


While we were in Amsterdam a few days ago, Andree and I had both tried to purchase my Jacket with our credit cards, to our shock, the machine said “Not Accepted” to both of our cards – how could this be?  Andrée and I both found that very strange – I thought maybe it was because they didn’t like Canadians but I guess it goes a little further than that. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re going to Holland, isn’t zat vierd!?


Hey y’all!

We’re off to Amsterdam today. Should be an eventful trip! I have a friend who has been studying there for the last three months who will show us around and a few friends from Reims are coming with us to Amsterdam too. It’ll be a packed four-day vacation – here’s what our ‘to-do’ list consists of: Read the rest of this entry »

C’est beau à Bordeaux



I’m writing this post on the train on the way to Toulouse. We’ve been in Bordeaux for the last two days and once again, we wish we had more time to visit. The weather wasn’t ideal for touring around the city – lots of rain and around 7 degrees but we had our umbrellas and made our way around town. Apparently, 10 days ago it was 25 degrees and sunny in Bordeaux. Most people recognized our Canadian accent and said we must be used to this ‘cold’ weather. Cold? It’s above zero! A woman we talked to in a market in Paris said the same thing, but it was clear she didn’t realize how cold it could really be in Canada. When we told her about our -30 winters, she looked confused and asked ‘but how do people get around to run errands and go to the market in that kind of weather?’ I think she’d have trouble in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Back from London



It was without a doubt, one of our most favorite places we’ve been!  We took a flight with British Airways to get to London and it was quick and smooth, only about 45 minutes in the air before we started our descent.  We touched down on British soil at around 9 PM and started to make our way to customs and the border patrol.  Andree went to one booth and I went to the other.  I was taken off guard by how many questions he asked me, it went a little something like this: Read the rest of this entry »

Booked our trip to Amsterdam!


It’s been awhile since our last post since Andrée has been in school these past few weeks.  But here’s an update – we’ve booked our trip to Amstedam!  We’ll be there from Nov 22 – Nov 26.  We think that this might be a good time to go since Cannabis Cup will be going on ;)   Don’t worry Mom(s) – we’ll be safe!

On Saturday we went out for supper with a group of people to an Indian restaurant on the tourist strip, it was delicious!  After that we went to our friends, Axel and Magies’ place.  They live really close the Champagne Pommery so it made it easy to get home.

There are a lot of people getting sick right now – hopefully a non-swiny sort of sick if you know what I mean.  Andrée is in bed right now trying to fight a cold while I had a mini cold last week.  Just gotta stay hydrated and well rested!  I guess we should probably get bookin’ our trip for Barcelona since we’re planning on going there in a few weeks.

Prost! München!



Heavens me, where do I begin? Oh ja! BEEEEER!  Munich was definitely an unforgettable trip.  We arrived at the Munich train station at about 9 PM.   As soon as we got off the train, we were greeted by a parade of heavy drinkers in their Lederhosen, stumbling and swaying back and forth – we knew we were in the right place!  The metro station was also littered with drunks.  It was not abnormal to see a man on a bench trying to keep his eyes open while his head bobs up and down.  Just keep your distance if you know what I mean. Read the rest of this entry »

Nice to be in Monaco



Let me start off by saying, Nice is beautiful – as you can see by the picture above.  We boarded a train in Reims at about 3 PM and we didn’t arrived to Nice until about 11 PM at night on September 24th. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Events


Today is laundry day. I’m glad we brought quite a few changes of clothes because the laundry machine in our building holds a small load and costs 4 euros….yup. Yikes.

In other news, this morning I got my schedule for my upcoming class, ‘Strategic Marketing’. For the next two weeks, I have classes 9am-4pm Monday to Wednesday and 9am-noon Thursdays and Fridays.

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