Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."


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Become a Host Family in North Carolina, or another state… we are.

Are you interested in culture or travel? What if I told you that you could experience a culture and stay at home? That’s right!

 

In North Carolina (even other states), CIEE is in need of host families, ordinary people like you and me, who would like to impact someone’s life or get to know a new culture and open their doors to the world to a privileged child.

 

Did you know we will be hosting a Congress Bundestag kid this year, from Germany? Oops, that was a surprise :O

 

If your even the slightest bit interested or think, hey that’s a cool idea, let CIEE know. It will impact your life and most certainly for the better. And they will be happy to assist you with any questions or concern you might have ūüėČ

 

If your interested, please complete the form below and I will forward all the emails to the CIEE Coordinator, Ms. Stanley.

As I said, if your slightly interested, just send an email. You cannot even begin to believe how incredible this would be for you and your kids or other members.

 

I know my host-family in Germany thought it was definitely an experience of a lifetime. My host mom even applied as a local coordinator in Germany and said she would host other students again.

 

I’m telling you, it will be an awesome experience.. Just send an email below.

 

Have a great day,

Igor


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CBYX/PPP this year…. What does it mean in our world?

Good Evening Fellow Readers,

 

Please watch this before reading….

 

 

My goodness, after searching for it seems like forever, I FINALLY came across a few CBYX Bloggers for this year. Again, CBYX is the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, a youth exchange program made to increase the relationships between Germany and the USA and for people like you and me to learn German, live in a host-family and experience culture shock beyond belief for an entire year. Sounds cool right?

 

Well here are a few people who are currently in my footsteps and are going through what I went through a year ago.

 

http://jackgoesgerman.wordpress.com/

 

http://carlysgermanyadventure.wordpress.com/

 

http://reisens.wordpress.com/

 

If you know any more blogs, please comment below. I am sure many others, including myself would enjoy reading about it.

 

Have a good evening und bis später,

Igor

CBYX Berlin, Meeting with the Bundestags President, my German "Congressman" and a fellow CBYX friend.


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Is Europe Really That Beautiful? Like Switzerland?….

Have you travelled before?

Maybe to another town? Or state? Or even another country? ¬†Well most of you all know that every place, whether it’s a few miles or a few thousand miles away is different. They have a different culture and people and ways of dressing and eating.

 

What about Europe? Think for a moment….What do you think Europe is like?

 

And like what are some cool places to visit when you’re there? Today, Igor Travel’s Abroad will be about….

(DRUMROLL…)

 

Switzerland

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Ahh, the Alps and the Slopes and the Country Side houses! Just BeauTiFul!

Largest city Z√ľrich
Official
languages
Demonym Swiss
Government Federal multi-party directorial republic with elements of direct democracy

 

Switzerland (German: Schweiz; French: Suisse; Italian: Svizzera; Romansh: Svizra), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica. That’s why the abbreviation is¬†CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26¬†cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called¬†Bundesstadt (“federal city”).¬†The country is situated in Western and Central Europe,¬†where it is bordered by Italy¬†to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a¬†landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285¬†km2 (15,940¬†sq¬†mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two¬†global cities and economic centres of Z√ľrich and Geneva.

Some famous places in Switzerland are Lake Geneva and the Alps. Many people go there for vacation, skiing, snowboarding and trying the local cheese and wine.

Here is a local Cafe, Vineyards and Lake Geneva from a video I took.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdc4xv47v3js2df/IMG_0568.MOV

A wonderful place to stay during the Winter Season and containing some of the most beautiful slops, Gr√§chen/St. Nikolaus is a place everyone should visit. Maybe on a honeymoon or Christmas break, the scenery and local ski city is to die for. It’s also a great place for family and kids.

http://youtu.be/BSadLCtG-oY?list=PLBF20FFA2A2AECDCF

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There’s nothing better than hitting the slopes at -25′

BRRRRR!

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See that mountain above my hand? That’s the Paramount Pictures Mountain featured in the beginning of all those movies!

After looking around on the Internet, I compiled a few cool places in Switzerland that look cool to visit, or people I know have visited.

For all you¬†hikers, here are some beautiful Trails…

http://youtu.be/ZYSE6BTfamQ?list=PLBF20FFA2A2AECDCF

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/interests/hiking1/lavaux-vineyard-terraces-the-swiss-wine-route.html

Of Course, let’s not forget the traditional Swiss Cheese and Chocolate!

http://youtu.be/s3QeLykfXKs

How the cheese is made (really cool, short video!):

http://youtu.be/eQd5ymr-GwI

I hope you enjoyed the brief and quick post about Switzerland, home of cheese, chocolate, incredible ski slopes and a beautiful wine country. Maybe you might even make it a stop on your next trip to Europe with your family? Who knows?

Have a great day and Auf Wiedersehen.

Sincerely,

Igor

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