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Archive for July, 2007

Our bags are packed to the bursting point, anything that didn’t fit has been given or thrown away, the flat is mostly clean, our utilities have been canceled, most bills have been paid, we have our boarding passes … phew.  In less than 24 hours, we will be back in Vancouver!  The past year has [...]

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Numbered, part 2

A little while ago, we posted wondering why the heck condiment packaging, specifically Heinz, is numbered – you know, those little packets of mustard, ketchup, vinegar, brown sauce, etc. each have a different number in the corner. No one commented volunteering an answer, so the mystery continues. In fact, the mystery deepens! Two weeks ago [...]

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Language observations

With no common language to draw on, I found Turkish quite difficult to pick up during the two weeks we spent there. We managed to learn a few important words (thank you, please, hello, etc.) but I noticed several words that looked rather familiar*! Yes, just like in Croatia, I found quite a bit of [...]

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