WHY DO PEOPLE LEAVE HOME?

Canada, is really a melting point of many different cultures. I love the fact that I meet people from all over the world, and today at work, I spoke to two women one from Zambia and the other was Kenyan. They both had such a strong love for their country. Although they were very different, they had a lot in

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BUCKET LIST: CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN A CONFERENCE IN CANADA

As those of you who have been following my blog, I am part of the world’s largest global association called AIESEC. I am happy that with AIESEC I have had the opportunity to travel to Ghana, Kenya and spent four months in Estonia. I have been involved with AIESEC in Egypt now for three years, and since I was in

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BUCKET LIST: GIVING A FRIEND A MAKE OVER

“Extreme Makeover… they help people that are uncomfortable in their own skin. They really change lives.” Steven Hill I am a huge fan of the show, Extreme Makeover. I know that while we may all say we feel good and are happy, a big part of feeling good and being happy is how you look too. How you dress will

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BUCKET LIST: TRY A MARSHAL ART

On my Bucket List, traveling and living in foreign lands means learning, playing and working in those places as well. One of the best ways to get familiar with the people and the area is to join clubs. As I’ve said before, you only get out of your experience in living in different places as what you put into it!

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Vancouver

My second week here, first week in school, quite bizarre school here, people only take four courses here!! I was initially enrolled in six which is what i would be doing back in my beloved homeland Cairo, but apparently that is absolutely MAD!! i have been on a job hunt, things here are a hell of alot more expensive, had

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Everything starts somewhere: Starbucks

I have followed my own advise when I moved from Cairo to Vancouver two weeks ago. I explored my new surroundings, found a place to call home my 10 months here and have, started a life from scratch. Even though I’m still in the process of my 10 month here, I can now check off living in a another country

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4 STEPS ON HOW TO START A LIFE FROM SCRATCH

One of the things on my Bucket List that I have a strong passion about is to live in a foreign country. I have been fortunate at my age to be able to mark that off my list when I was in Estonia. However, now that I have been in Vancouver for a week, I think this may be more

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EMBARKING TO STUDY IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Growing up, my Mother spoke of her travels around the world with such passion. She seemed to be highly educated and worldly from her adventures. It sounded so exciting and interesting and I so wanted to be like my mother when I grew up. I wanted to see the world and learn things and do things too! From her stories,

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BUCKET LIST: WHO SAYS YOU CANT SEE THE WORLD IN A DAY

A year had passed since my experience with WOW and I missed my WOW family members. As I was in Switzerland, I wanted to visit with Michael, one of my WOW family members. It is always strange to see somebody outside the normal habitat you’re use to seeing them. As with Michael, seeing him in a foreign environment sans the

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BUCKET LIST: ALPHORN HAS GOT ME BLOWN AWAY

As a child, growing up in Cairo, I read about faraway places. One of the most fascinating things to me were how the villages communicated with each other by Alphorns. It was something that I wanted to do every since and finally, during the YES course , our group was taken on a walking tour of Switzerland villages. Just being

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