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During the Summer of 2005, I decided to spend four months living and working in Europe. I was between terms at University and it seemed like a fun time for an adventure. I also wanted to put into practice all those years of French that Canadian schools make you take, so I packed up and headed off to Paris, France. I worked at a gelato store for three months and traveled for one month.


While I was working, I lived in an apartment with two Canadian girls and a Spanish girl. This weekend, one of my Canadian roommates is visiting Vancouver! Tonight, I’m hosting a BBQ and heading down to watch the fireworks with a couple of other friends I knew from Paris as well.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Liquid says:

    It’s nice to have those global connections. You can learn a lot more about another culture from people rather than text books 🙂 Thank goodness it’s a long weekend. Thanks for the mention, and happy BC day :0)

  2. It’s always a blast when old friends come to town and your friendship feels like it hasn’t skipped a beat. Hope you guys have a great time together, and thanks for mentioning Mr PoP’s post! =)

  3. hope you have a great time with your friend! Have a great week!

  4. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for the mention! I really would love to visit Paris someday. It’s definitely on my bucket list.

  5. Living and working in Europe sounds lovely. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do at some point. I could never work at a gelato shop because I’d eat more than I’d sell 😉 Thanks so much for mentioning me. Much appreciated.

  6. Vicky says:

    Hope you had a blast at the fireworks! It’s great that you kept in touch with your old roommates!

    Thanks for the mention as well. 🙂

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