New Years Resolutions 2014: Check in #8

Still in Quebec!

1. Chai Latte obsession.

Pass. I had one at a cafe in town. It tasted off. I could’ve ordered the wrong drink,  but I think chai latte is the same in French and English.

2. 2 blog entries per month.

Pass.  Yipee!

3. Food garden.

I’m assuming my basil plant is alive. I just messaged my cousin to send me a picture. Lol.

4. Run a marathon.

Done. See post here.

5. Learn to cook.

No cooking here but will start back when I return. That’s if they’ll ever let me out of here!

Travels: Best purse for travelling

I bought the Festival Bag from Lululemon before I left for Quebec. I wanted a bag that was pretty enough to take out in the evening but versatile enough to take with me on my crazy adventures. I love this bag because you can wear it as a purse, a hip sack, or any other way you discover. Unfortunately, Lululemon is notorious for discontinuing items quickly, so grab it while you can.

Here’s a picture of me using it as a hip sack for hiking.

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Travels: Best online French-English dictionary

I’m just about to start my 7th week of French class in the beautiful province of Quebec. My time here is flying by. Anyway, if you need a good reference for French-English translation, I suggest WordReference.com. I like it because it gives you examples of different phrases on how you can use the word. It also tells you if the word is masculine or feminine. Why is a car in French feminine? Who knows…

Happy travels :)

New Years Resolutions 2014: Check in #7

Survived my first month in Quebec!

1. Chai Latte obsession.

Pass. I had one at the airport before I left for Quebec and haven’t had one since (because I don’t know how to order one in French. Lol.)

2. 2 blog entries per month.

Pass. Barely. Learning a new language is exhausting!

3. Food garden.

I’m hoping my basil plant is still alive! I should ask my cousin to send me a picture ;)

4. Run a marathon.

Done. See post here.

5. Learn to cook.

Haven’t cooked much here. Although, I learned how to make sucre a la creme and the dough for tourtieres! :)