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The Emergency Intervention Unit

Most of the time, I write my posts from home. Yet today I am not.  Instead, I am in a hotel room/apartment rented out by the Canadian Red Cross in order to provide emergency response for disaster services. Now I know some might bicker and ask why we are in a hotel in the first place. Can’t … Continue reading

Disaster Strikes. Really.

We all live through what we call disasters, such as relationships gone wrong, the performance of the local sports team, or your attempt at cooking something more complicated than macaroni and cheese. They can be painful experiences. Yet real disasters are also much more serious in scope, and fundamentally affect the lives of those involved. … Continue reading

Crossing a border without proper I.D.? Mais Monsieur!

A short while ago, I wrote on my experiences dealing with custom officials from around the world. Well, I was checking my daily BBC news and fell on a story that caught my interest: “A Canadian man who forgot his passport has said that he managed to cross the border into the US using a … Continue reading

3 reasons why I love Italian trains (or used to)

Let’s get things straight. I love to travel. I like to think of myself (like many others) as a seasoned traveller. And when I do, I prefer travelling by train and I have seen my fair share of them. With a former girlfriend living in Germany (I was living in Paris), I would often take … Continue reading