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    Non-stop (2015)

    This blog post was originally published in 2015. It was accidentally deleted and restored in January 2018.

    I hate to be the “it’s been so long since I’ve posted so instead of talking about specific topics I’m going to give a general update” person, but I’m afraid I’m gonna have to be that person. I think a common theme in study abroad blogs is people being too busy to post anything for a month or more, but for us at least, it’s a good thing because it means we’re actually doing things. 

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    Differences (2014)

    Botanic Gardens Montreal
    This blog post was originally published in 2014. It was accidentally deleted and restored in January 2018.
    When it’s been so long since you’ve posted an update it’s difficult to figure out what you should talk about. It won’t be possible to talk about everything that’s happened since I last posted two months ago, but one thing I know I can talk about is differences.

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    Hannah tries to get a phone (2014)

    This blog post was originally published in 2014. It was accidentally deleted and restored in January 2018.

    I had done my research before heading in and found what I thought was the best deal with one network and it would work out cheaper for me to buy the $75 phone and get a sim. I asked about the plan whereby I pay $20 for free texts as well as having the $20 credit which I could use to make calls, or so I assumed. She told me actually, I would get free texts but I can’t make or receive calls. I misunderstood at first, as I thought she meant the calls won’t be free, but actually she was telling me I can’t make or receive calls at all because I don’t keep the $20. If I want to simply make or receive a phone call, I have to pay a lot more per month.
     
    I had already bought the phone because I thought I was going in for something different entirely, so all I could do was look for a better deal elsewhere and pick the least expensive. In the end, the best deal I could find was to go for a plan which is $35 a month for unlimited Canadian and international texts and 250 minutes with free calls after 5pm and on the weekends. That’s not even including data, which I don’t need, but shudder to think what I’d be paying if I did.
     
    However, I knew this was the best I was going to get so I decided to go for it and I was just glad it was all over.
     
    But it wasn’t.

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    Hannah goes to Canada (2014)

    This blog post was originally published in 2014. It was accidentally deleted and restored in January 2018.

    My first piece advice for those of you travelling from Europe to Canada or the US: your hairdryer will not work. If it does work it’s got just enough power to take about 5 hours to dry your hair

    Tip #1: Don’t bring your hairdryer, and DEFINITELY don’t buy a new one before you leave (like me). Get one when you arrive.

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