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Author - Zhu

French woman in English Canada.

Looking for comrades to start a revolution.

In the meantime, I write stories, explore cultures and travel. You know, the usual.

The Olympic Green (奥林匹克公园)

Last Saturday, we finally got the chance to visit the Olympic Green. The olympic venues were scattered across the city, but the main ones were held at the National Stadium, the famous Bird Nest, and...

Wangfujing (王府井)

One of the first place I really wanted to come back to was Wangfujing, a huge street market. I had loved the atmosphere when I was studying in Beijing and I was glad to see it didn't changed much.

Monday In Finland

The only problem with Finland is... Finnish. It doesn't look like any language I know and it really didn't make any sense to me. Way too many "ö" and "ë" if you ask me. But fortunately, most people...

Gone To Beijing!

I haven't packed anything yet, I have just found out I have a hole in my sandals and I can't find my tweezer but everything is under control. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. But my packing, that is.

Always Take The Weather With You

Radiohead was playing in Montreal and we drove the 400 km there and back to attend the show. By the time we got through the security, we were soaked. The park where the concert was held was extremely...

The Rideau Canal

In June 2007, UNESCO designated the Rideau Canal, a landmark in Ottawa, a World Heritage Site. So we did what Canadians do best in the summer: we celebrated.

A Bizarre Story

A very bizarre and tragic event took place in Canada last week. A Greyhound passenger, traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, was brutally murdered and beheaded by another passenger. This random murder...

Things That Freak Me Out

There isn't a good way present your products, no matter how many metaphors you use: "ED" (erectile dysfunction), "Love Life Again" (get it hard, finally), "miracle diet pill" (take a placebo pill and...

The Last Four Things I Bought

What did you buy today? I'm curious to find out! In this meme, you have to list four things you bought during a day.

This was Saturday for me and my wallet.

The Land Of Plenty

People feel the need to eat in places they shouldn't even think of: at concerts, sports games, outdoor activities, movie theaters; on the bus, the train, in their cars. I clearly remember a time...

Interesting Skies

These are my latest "Canadian skies pictures" I took earlier this summer. Beautiful sunsets, shades of blue, purple, pink and white and some beautiful -- and unusual -- clouds.

The Lord Of The Visa

Waiting two more minutes doesn't sound so bad. We have been standing in the small -- yet overcrowded -- room for about two hours, browsing brochures about the latest Shenzhen fair trade and...

Pig Day In Ottawa

Every year, Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa is smokin' hot. For five days in June, about twenty teams from Canada and the United States compete for the top rank of best rib choice, best rib sauce...

The Wall

Some days, I feel like I have been there forever. I left France when I was 18 and barely looked back. Going back was never really an option: call it innocence, naivety or pride, I wanted to see the...