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The Caen Memorial

July 7, 2017

Filed Under: French Connection, Travel Blog,

Today, we went to the Caen Memorial. This memorial offered many different experiences as it educated us about the history of the city we are staying in.  Caen  suffered greatly during and after World War II.  This is the area…

Making Wishes and Discovering the Ancient Roman Architecture

July 7, 2017

Filed Under: Discover Italy, Halton Catholic District School Board, Travel Blog,

We were beyond lucky to walk the streets of Rome getting to see the Pantheon, and after the Trevi Fountain.   Once we got to view the fountain and throw our coins in wishing for some luck, we headed back…

Connections to themes and literary lenses

July 6, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

On July 3rd, we started the day by working on our Grapes of Wrath seminars, looking for connections to themes and literary lenses.    We also were given free time at lunch to tour the Berkeley campus to shop and…

Pisa, Verona and The Conad

July 29, 2016

Filed Under: Discover Italy, Halton Catholic District School Board, Travel Blog,

After a long day in Cinque Terra, we wake with tired eyes, luggage in hand preparing to say Arrivederci to Florence. We depart at 8:00 on our way to Pisa. The group is all tired and spend the one-and-a-half-hour car…

The beauty of Venice

July 29, 2016

Filed Under: Discover Italy, Halton Catholic District School Board, Travel Blog,

We started off for Venice very early in the morning (or, for some of us, very late at night considering that our great determination to finish our essays caused us to get little to no sleep). We got on the…

La montée de Sacré Cœur

July 29, 2016

Filed Under: French Connection, Travel Blog,

On Monday after lunch we went to Sacré Cœur. We had to climb so many staircases to get to the top of the hill and the entrance of the actual church. We walked around the little streets filled with cafés…

A Day to Remember

July 29, 2016

Filed Under: French Connection, Travel Blog,

The class visited the Musée Louvre and had the opportunity to see some of its wonderful artifacts.        We saw up-close an abundance of greek sculpures such as Aphrodite, from 100 BC.  Also on the list of famous pieces…

Journey through the catacombs

July 29, 2016

Filed Under: French Connection, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la Mort. These words greeted students as they embarked on their journey through the catacombs. The catacombs, also known as the ossuaries of Paris, were put into use after an overflow of corpses in local…

Le Jour à Monaco

July 27, 2016

Filed Under: French Connection, Travel Blog,

On Thursday July 21st we went to Monte Carlo, Monaco. We were all so excited to visit the Monte Carlo square, where there was the Casino (de Monte Carlo). When we got to Monte Carlo we had free time to…

A Day for the Books

July 27, 2016

Filed Under: French Connection, Travel Blog,

Today was something that I, as well as the rest of the EduTravel clan, will never forget. In the span of a mere 12 hours we managed to visit four of Paris’ most sought after tourist destinations – and with…