Dip into the renowned hotsprings and spas of Eastern Europe! The geologic history of this part of the world has created an abundance of natural hotsprings (along with some amazing caves.) A visit to the Szechenyi Baths is an unforgettable experience — soaking in vast hot pools in a palatial setting in the middle of … Continue reading
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Drop into Cedar 120 at 11:30 on February 28th to check out all the details about the East Central European Study Tour.
Take a look at the Capilano Study Abroad website to find out about application details.
The friendly folks at British Airlines have given us another week before we have to receive your expression of interest. So if you haven’t done so already, please get your form into Yvonne at the International office by Friday March 8th.
Nothing fills you up like a heaping helping of heavenly halušky. Imagine a platter of bite-size potato and flour dumplings slathered in creamy sheep cheese (bryndza) or served with sauteed cabbage (kapusta), topped with crunchy bacon bits. My aunt gave me an authentic halušky pan to make the dumplings, but it’s next to impossible to find the right ingredients here in Canada. In Slovakia, you can try this tasty treat at a koliba traditional restaurant.
Check out the full recipe comic here.
A great story in the news this week. Canada issued a new stamp on Jan. 17 that commemorates Raoul Wallenberg, the courageous Swedish diplomat that saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during WW 2. A Canadian woman was astonished to see her mother’s picture in the top corner of the stamp. Check out the story in the National Post.
When we visited Budapest, we came across this haunting riverside memorial, installed in 2005 to represent the shoes of the Jews who were lined up and shot by fascist militiamen. Their bodies fell into the Danube and were carried downstream.
On our trip this summer, we’ll visit this site and the Holocaust museum, and through guided tours, guest presentations from local scholars, and our course readings, endeavour to gain a deeper understanding of these events.
Check out tour details on the Study Abroad website.
Several scenes from the 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu were filmed in Orava castle and the surrounding Slovakian countryside. We’ll explore the spiraling towers of this looming fortress, where a succession of feudal lords maintained an iron grip over the peasants. We may even visit some of Jeanne’s relatives, who have lived in a section of the castle for many years. We … Continue reading
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Lomnický štít: On our field trip, a guided climb up this amazing mountain in the High Tatras is optional! There is an easier route for folks like Jeanne and Cam (although you will still find yourself clutching a rope with nothing but 800 meters of cliff below you). And for the faint of heart, there … Continue reading
I don’t know how the guy took this video — when we visited the Terror Museum in Budapest, Cam was reprimanded for taking a photo. No soundtrack, which makes it even more powerful…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuraDchMVJE