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Haliburton’s best kept secrets

Two weekends ago we went to a cottage to chill out with Marlowe’s parents recharging our batteries for a lovely 3,5 days out of the city.

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Canada

Date: September 2, 2013

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Lisette’s Four Torontonian Reasons

Trying to put together a top three about Toronto, I realized there was actually a top four of why I like the city so much.

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Canada

Date: August 14, 2013

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The Humble River Hike

It’s been two years since 2011, when Renaldo Jo and I completed two 100-km walks in one summer. We need to find a route to train.

Posted by: Marlowe

Country: Canada

Date: August 4, 2013

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Webster’s Falls

Picking up the gang, we headed down to Hamilton and the waterfall-rich Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area. Waterfalls were seen and many clothes soaked.

Posted by: Marlowe

Country: Canada

Date: July 29, 2013

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Renewing our vows in Thorn

How good it was to be in my old hometown, recuperating from jetlag and stress. We exchanged new vows in a cute place named Thorn, “the little white town”.

Posted by: Lisette

Country: The Netherlands

Date: July 22, 2013

Great Zimbabwe

The Great and Powerful Zimbabwe

This is a very long article about Great Zimbabwe, an archaeological site in Africa. Lis and Marlowe visited it after their placements. If you like archaeology, you’ll like this article. If not, avoid.

Posted by: Marlowe

Country: Zimbabwe

Date: July 8, 2013

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Robbed in Maputo

Marlowe and I had some real bad luck in the last few weeks we were in Maputo. Two days before our fourth anniversary, we got robbed – yes, again! – in Mozambique’s capital.

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: June 22, 2013

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Why I believe in international volunteering

I wrote this blog post last week, before some events changed our stay in Mozambique drastically. Because I continue to believe international volunteering can and does make a difference, I wanted to share this blog post with you nonetheless.

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: May 23, 2013