Category Archives: Mikhaila’s Memories

Coptic Cairo!

After visiting places of worship of the ancient Egyptians at their temples, we decided to visit more “modern” places of worship. To do this we took a trip to Coptic Cairo. Coptic Cairo is the oldest part of the city of Cairo. Although in most

A Tomb Fit For A King

What better way to start off your day than a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the Valley of the Kings?  This is how we started New Years’ Eve! To start off our day, we took a hot air balloon over the city of

Temple Run Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our visit to ancient Egyptian temples! Temple of Karnak Karnak is one of the biggest temple complexes in the world. It is dedicated to the god Amun, who is usually depicted with the head of a ram. For this reason,

Temple Run Part 1

Although the Pyramids are the most famous constructions in Egypt, there many more incredible buildings that deserve recognition. In ancient Egypt, religion played a big part in everyday life. All over the country, there are many beautiful temples that have been preserved for centuries. Here

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