One of the most magical and alluring cities I’ve been to recently also has an unbelievable food scene. Nestled into the crooks and crannies around every turn are delicious bakeries, cafes, and restaurants that not to be missed. However, when wandering make sure to not judge by the outside; often the best restaurants I’ve come across are the one’s where the magic is solely happening on the inside.
Budapest was always on my ‘Must Visit’ list and it did not disappoint. Even though we only had two and a half days to explore the entire city but we walked an incredible amount of miles in order to see it all. Check out my list of Must-Sees in this beautiful city on both the Buda and Pest sides!
Team Canada jetted off on our first European tour this past August to play in some exhibition matches against the Turkish, Bulgarian, and German National Teams. We were gone for a total of three weeks; one week in Istanbul, Turkey and two weeks in Rimini, Italy. A tough trip overall with a heavy training and match schedule, but we took major steps forward as a team and now have total confidence heading into World Championships in Japan.
This contract offer kind of fell into my lap randomly this past summer. I was on our much needed two week break in July after a hectic start to the summer with National Team and found myself down in Sandpoint with Rudy and his family. My previous team’s manager from Baku sent me a message asking if I would be interested. I signed the next day.
I have been in Athens, Greece for over three months now and wow - time flies (…most days!). I settled in pretty quickly, enjoying everything that Athens has to offer. My housing and club situation is great and my surroundings have vastly improved from last year. I am living across the hall from Canadian National teammate, Marisa Field, our neighbourhood is bustling with cute cafes and bars, and the city center is only fifteen minutes away.
When I first started telling people I was going to Azerbaijan, I pretty much had the same response across the board. Where on earth is that? Is that a real place? When I pull out a map to show them, the shock value increases. Ohmygoshhhhhhh it's like - the middle east? Is it safe? So far it's been nothing but safe.
I’ve always known that I was unlucky when it came to flights. For years and years I would miss connections by minutes, have flights cancelled on me, or just straight up get terrible seating arrangements on the actual plane. Honestly though, it’s a little funny at HOW unfortunate it is...