Category Archives: Mikhaila’s Memories

Fantastic French Food!

Food, glorious food! In France, there is a huge focus on food and Zoe and I had the chance to try many delicious French dishes while on our exchange.  We enjoyed crepes, quiche lorraine, tartiflette, and crème brûlée, to name a few.  For me, the

A Photographer’s Dream

During our exchange, we had the opportunity to travel around Annecy and visit nearby towns.  The views and scenery were absolutely gorgeous!  These towns are often missed by tourists because people normally visit the larger cities and regions such as Paris, the French Riviera, and

Another Birthday Abroad!

Happy birthday to me!  I’ve had the opportunity to celebrate my past birthdays in different countries all over the world, including Ireland, Peru, and Costa Rica.  This year I had the incredible experience of celebrating my 16th birthday in France while on an exchange.  

All About Annecy!

After spending seven hours in an airplane, it was a relief to land  and meet up with the Lenoble family.  Although we were a bit nervous about travelling without our parents and pretty jetlagged, we were excited to start our French adventure!    The family

Vimy Ridge… 100 Years Later

“It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade.  I thought then… that in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation.” This is the famous quote by Brigadier-General Alexander Ross talking about Canada’s role in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during

Europe Bound – On our way to Vimy!

As some of you may know, this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.  What some of you may not know, is that April, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place during World War 1.  To celebrate these two important anniversaries, my

Sedona Rocks!

We are no longer on our official Global Fieldtrip, but that doesn’t mean the fun and adventures have ended!  My dad had to be in Phoenix, Arizona for a business trip, so we decided it would be a fun idea for the three girls to

South American Success!

Hey everybody! Thank you to all who came to our most recent Global Fieldtrip Night, Stunning South America. It was a great time and we really enjoyed sharing all of our photos and stories from our time in Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands (Santa Cruz and Isabela),

Global Fieldtrip Night- Stunning South America!

Hola amigos! The time has come! It is our final Global Fieldtrip Night, where we will be presenting the South American countries of Ecuador and Peru! It has been a lot of fun sharing our trip and trying many different types of international foods. We’ve

World Religions: Incan Spirituality

“Life is a game, nothing more.” This is a quote by a shaman we met in Peru. We went with Lainie and their group to a “despacho ceremony” which is an Incan religious ceremony to give offerings to Pachimama, or Mother Earth. We started by

Star Light, Star Bright

It’s still my party! My birthday celebrations continued at night when we joined up with Lainie and her group and went to a family run observatory. We had to chance to look through a big telescope and were able to see Venus, Jupiter, and the

Mikhaila and the Chocolate Factory!

Happy birthday to me! I have been really lucky and have had 2 birthdays on the road; one in Ireland and another in Peru. I started my special day with cake for breakfast and birthday wishes from my family and friends via email. I also

Pitch Perfect Pan Flutes!

Throughout our year, we have enjoyed learning about many different instruments around the world.  While spending time with Lainie, she introduced us to a local artist and musician, Sabino.  He makes instruments for his career, such as guitars and flutes.  He also teaches music classes with

Incan Spirituality 101

Throughout the year, I have learned and experienced different world religions, for example Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.  The final one we experienced was the Incan faith during our time in Peru.  This faith really honours the Earth and offers a deep respect for nature.  When the Spanish

Gorgeous Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz

Welcome to the beautiful island of Santa Cruz! After a brief stay in Quito, we flew down to the Galapagos Islands.  We decided not to go on a cruise, instead we did “island hopping”, where we travelled from island to island. We first visited the