Category Archives: The Zoe Report

Our French Speaking Experience

Have you ever gone to a foreign country where the primary language is not your own and tried to live like a local?  This is exactly what Mikhaila and I did as part of our language exchange, and it is not as easy as you

Bern, The City For Wanderers…

During the second week of our French exchange, we went on a tour to visit some small cities around France.  Since we were right by the border, we decided to stop in Bern, Switzerland so that we could practice our French and learn about a new city

Don’t You Want To Sail Away…

Our first week of our French exchange was so much fun!  From Monday to Friday, Mikhaila, Zoe, Juline, Clelia, and I were in a rowing and sailing summer camp in Annecy Lake, right up the street from Jacques and Virginie’s house.  In the morning we learned

Another Grand Sight

Here is a riddle: Going down is an option, Going up is mandatory. Where am I? The Grand Canyon of course! While in Arizona, we decided to check one of the Natural Wonders of the World off of our bucket lists. To make sure we

Nifty North America= So Much Fun!

Aloha! Did you know that “aloha” means hello and goodbye? North America was amazing and even though we live here, there is so much that we don’t know about our continent and even our own country. It was so much fun revisiting all of our

Back to the First World-Global Fieldtrip Night

ALOHA! It is so much fun reliving our trip every month with pictures and food.  Our next destination…  North America!  Please fasten your seat belts and get ready to go to various places in Canada and the United States. Now, from Australia to North America

Our Last International Performances

While in Cusco, we wanted to learn more about the culture of Peru. What better way to do this, than to experience some traditional Peruvian music and dance? As we were walking around the city, we came across one of the last Incan descendants demonstrating traditional music.

The Last Wonder

After three days of hiking, camping and altitude on the Lares Trek, we were ready and excited to see Machu Picchu for the first time. It was our last Wonder of the World that we would see on our trip, and I thought it was

Chinchero: Part Two

Congratulations! You have waited until today to read this post! I bet you are sitting on the edge of your seat because you are so excited to hear what we did…. After our farming activity, we went to the family’s workshop to learn how to weave

Chinchero: Part One

While spending time with Worldschooler Lainie and her group, we did some amazing things. One of the activities we did in Peru was farming in a town called Chinchero. Lainie first met this family while drinking juice at a cafe. They told her and her

Incredible Isabela

Splash! Our ride to Isabela was not the smoothest ride ever. Our boat was practically flying! It was even worse than the ride to the Great Barrier Reef. Luckily, there were not many people on the boat and nobody got sick.   Then finally after

Happy 60th Birthday

Happy 60th Birthday Disneyland! While staying with the Mech family in L.A, we thought it would be a lot of fun to go to Disneyland together. So off we went, the four of us with Teta Stephanie, Caiden and Keon. Unfortunately, Uncle Brian was busy,

The Yummiest Canadian Dessert

There are not many “Canadian” foods, but we managed to make some Canadian desserts while here in Victoria and they sure are delicious! My favourite Canadian dessert would have to be Butter Tarts! Here is how you can make this AWESOME dessert: Ingredients: 12 pastry cups

Have you Caught the Gold Fever?

Hundreds of years ago, there was a legend about somewhere full of limitless gold. This legend was called El Dorado. Everyone who heard about it became excited and wanted to find El Dorado so they could have a better life. This time was called the “Gold

Learning the Native Way

We have learned a lot about the Natives in Alaska and thought we should learn about the ones in Canada, our own country.  The Native Center in Whistler was the perfect place to learn about them. This museum in the Whistler Village was for the