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Want to hear a funny story?

I just finished listening to this week’s Culips ESL podcast episode, hosted by Harp and Maura, and I really enjoyed it! It’s a Chatterbox episode about the art of telling stories in English. If you haven’t heard the episode yet, more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, English, Travels

Harvest Time – My Visit to a Farm

In early September I made a trip out west to visit my best friend, Deneille. I met Deneille when we were both teaching English in South Korea. Deneille had a very different childhood than I did, because she grew up more »

Posted in Canada, culture, English, Others, Travels, World

Summertime Adventures

Hello! Most of us at Culips have been away from the blog, enjoying the summer, and just now are accepting that fall is here and the cold winter weather is coming! There are leaves all over the ground and we more »

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Dragon’s Beard Candy in Chinatown

Hi everybody! It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere and in Montreal that means that it’s time for all kinds of festivals and outdoor events like sidewalk sales. A sidewalk sale is a special event where all the stores and restaurants more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, Montreal, Travels

Ottawa – A weekend to Remember

Remember when I told you about looking forward to my exciting weekend in Ottawa? Well, I wanted to share a couple of the highlights, because the weekend did not disappoint! The concert was amazing. The opening band, called An Horse, more »

Posted in Music, Travels

Train rides

I think every kid is fascinated with trains. My nephew loves taking the train and creating toy trains. Since I was young I have wanted to take the train, especially through the Rocky Mountains, from Edmonton to Vancouver, but I more »

Posted in Travels


Hello all, I thought I would share a lovely adventure I went on with some of my colleagues (people/friends you work with) a couple of weekends ago. One of my friends discovered a vineyard close to Montreal . It sounded more »

Posted in culture, Travels

Mont Tremblant

Hey everyone! How is the weather where you are? In Montreal (and most of Canada) it is getting colder. It is definitely autumn (or fall).In Canada, during autumn, the leaves on the trees change colours from green to red, orange more »

Posted in Culips news, Travels

Hiking in the USA

Hey everyone! As summer is finishing, I am already starting to reminisce (think of the past) about my mini-vacations. In August I went to the state of New Hampshire and hiked up Mount Washington. This mountain is only a 4-hour more »

Posted in Travels


Hi! I hope you all have been having a great summer. I am loving the summer. In Montreal we have been very lucky to have some great weather, not too hot or muggy (hot and humid). The weekend before last more »

Posted in Travels