France enthousiast, Grant MacNeil, stops by the podcast to bring a different perspective and chat about the time he spent in France. We talk about learning French by writing words on your arm, strikes, how peanut butter is not a thing in France, how French people don’t know anything about Vimy, and much more. Also, Grant used to be on polar bear watch (not in France, though). To learn more about that, listen to the episode on iTunes, Soundcloud or here:
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South America and Europe explorer Isaac Gray stops by to discuss living abroad. We talk about his time outside Canada, what it takes to feel at home abroad, missing (or not)your homeland, getting funded to go abroad and the drug war in Mexico.
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Serial backpacker, Mike Howarth, stops by the podcast to talk about the 10 weeks he spent exploring Europe. We discuss buying too many cheap European tomatoes when you only have two bags, a random encounter with two RCMP officers in Spain, a man selling beer in his underwear in Slovakia, famous European landmarks and a train on a boat. Bon voyage !
Wine enthusiast, Ericka Wicks, and I go to a Nova Scotia vineyard, Domaine de Grand Pré, to talk about and taste Canadian wine. Is wine that was not produced in France even a thing? Is it ok to drink wine that comes in a box? What should you eat next time you’re having wine? Can we sample three different wines and not get a little buzzed? Listen to this episode and find out!
Urban planning in Canada
Urban planner @tealuke and I talk about cities in Canada:
Why there isn’t more of them, how there design influences people, the differences with French cities…
We also play “Real place in Canada or something I just made up”. Find out if Nottawa, ON and Climax, SK are real Canadian towns!
FUN FACT: Bastille Day isn’t a thing. It’s just called “le 14 juillet”.
When you think about it, it’s a funny thing to do to rename another country’s national day. It’d be like calling the 4th of July “Liberty Bell Day” or Cinco de Mayo “Puebla Dia”.
I still like it when people wish me a Happy Bastille Day, though. It’s great to see some people know it’s France’s national day!