Saturday, March 26, 2011

Maple Syrup Festival

While I was in Korea I was interested in seeing what some of my students thought a stereotype of Canada may be. Often one of the top answers is Maple Syrup. This makes sense considering the Maple Leaf on the Canadian flag. My Korean students were not alone in these thoughts.

Every year my small town of Watford Ontario has a Maple Syrup Festival. I have always taken it for granted as not a big deal (still really enjoy eating at it though). But perhaps in other parts of the world it is a pretty cool festival.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Things to do in Winter

I have waited all winter to write about some fun things to do in winter. It isn't all cold and boring, there are a lot of things to do. The best part of all is these things are inexpensive and often free.

One tradition at my house, usually during the first snow fall, is snow candy for dessert. It is really easy to do, and can satisfy the sweet tooth and make your Dentist cringe. The first step is to fill a pan with fresh fallen snow. Obviously the fresh fallen snow has not had time to get dirty or peed on by wandering animals.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Boryeong Mud Festival

One unique experience I had in Korea was a summer mud festival in Boryeong. It was a ton of fun.

Boryeong is located on the Yellow Sea on the west coast of South Korea.  Daecheon beach has mud that apparently has cosmetic properties. I guess that is the point of the whole festival.  I went by myself, not with a specific group of people, but knowing a lot of people who were going.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

American Village Videos

I cannot take credit for these videos, but I thought I would share them on here. If you remember from a prior post, I shared Ace's videos of first session. He has made videos for second session and once again they are fantastic. Perhaps that is just my opinion because they bring back fond memories for me.

Anyways, I should also remind you of Ace's travel site.

Hope you enjoy the videos. Any questions you may have about the camp, feel free to contact me.

La Mazure 2010 - 2nd Session from Roni Weiss on Vimeo.

La Mazure 2010 - 2nd session (Part 2) from Roni Weiss on Vimeo.