Archive | March, 2013

French Hacking III – Montreal

Once again, I’ve learned that I should probably exercise more. When I was in Montreal this week, I hiked to the top of Mt. Royal. It’s an easy hike, but I was clearly winded by the middle of it. Despite my difficulty, I made it to the top in about 20 minutes. As far as […]

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French Hacking II – Toronto

I just got back last night from five days in Toronto. Mainly, I was there for my class to teach English, but I also was able to go to the observation booth of the CN Tower. It’s the tallest free-standing structure in the Western hemisphere. An employee said they have more than a thousand people […]

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French Hacking I

I am starting another round of language hacking. This time, I am spending a month learning French. I recorded this video a week ago in Trois-Rivières after spending about a week practicing speaking French with my friend and her family. The constant immersion is helpful to learn the language, and it also helps that few […]

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Central America Budget

After four months in Central America, I spent a total of $3,692.21. The total probably would have been cheaper had I not chosen to stay so far away from Guatemala City in my last week in the country. The taxi fares averaged about $45 (Q360) for round trip. Along with the distance, I also had […]

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