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by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Eight – Costa Rica
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Week Eight – Costa Rica

Known for its biodiversity, Costa Rica is a rugged, rain-forested country in Northern America. Our first stop in Costa Rica will be a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park, with a beautiful stretch of sand, forest. This park also boasts about a significant number of wildlife, which we will hav...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Eight – Nicaragua
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Views: 5

Week Eight – Nicaragua

Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua is a nation known for the dramatic terrain of beaches, lakes and volcanoes. One of Nicaragua 's top attractions are its volcanoes, so it is no wonder our first stops will be Cerro Negro Volcano, Telica Volcano and Masaya Volcano N...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Eight – Trinidad and Tobago
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Views: 5

Week Eight – Trinidad and Tobago

Small, dual-island country near Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago is known as a bird haven for numerous flying species. Waterfalls will be our first stop in this beautiful country, one of those being Rainbow Falls, Argyle Waterfall and Lalaja Falls. Next will be the numerous wildlife, especially bird, ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 6 - Colouring
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: SQL 2018 - Week 6 - Colouring

https://i.imgur.com/gucYPqQ.png What we see here is a classic beater against seeker move, ladies and gentlemen. Beater Angree of Hufflepuff saw Slytherin seeker Bau reaching towards the golden snitch and hit a bludger towards him in an effort to stop him. However, Bau managed to successfully dodge ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 305
Views: 15277

Re: Quick Quotes

From Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou:
What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gold Spirit Award 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Gold Spirit Award 2018-19

  • Earn 3800+ points
  • Earn 8+ quills
  • Teach and assist three classes each in both terms
  • Write two chapters in collaborative book writing
  • Submit to at least one art and library department project, should they be offered
  • Submit at least once to every house newspaper, should they be issued
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Seven – Suriname
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Week Seven – Suriname

Smallest country in South America, Dutch-speaking Suriname is most famous for its diverse population and a melting-pot culture. Paramaribo, Suriname 's capital is a wonderful source of sights. There we will visit Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, Waterkant for our walk along the river, Fort Zeelandia ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Seven – Guyana
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Week Seven – Guyana

Defined by its rain forest, Guyana lies on South America's North Atlantic coast and is known for its calypso music and the cricket team. First thing we will do in Guyana is go horseback riding in Lethem Savanna, after which we will go on a bike tour to Kanuku Mountains and Kumu Falls. We will also c...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Seven – Paraguay
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Week Seven – Paraguay

Sandwiched between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, Paraguay is comprised of a subtropical forest, chaco and large areas of swampland. Paraguay offers architectural beauty shown with Panteon Nacional de los Heroes, Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria, Manzana de la Rivera and Casa Viola. We will also stop...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 305
Views: 15277

Re: Quick Quotes

From The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson:
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by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 5 - Your World Cup Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: SQL 2018 - Week 5 - Your World Cup Camp

https://i.imgur.com/kU4C4Ky.png My tent is not actually a tent at all, but rather just a sleeping bag on the ground under the sky. Granted, the bag is enchanted to be the most comfortable thing ever, and the space itself has a dome made of spells, like protection from bad weather, people who wish h...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Six – Uruguay
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Week Six – Uruguay

Known for its verdant interior and beach-lined coast, Uruguay is a South American country situated by the Atlantic Ocean. First, the sports enthusiasts will be happy to hear that we will watch a soccer match at Estadio Centenario, which was first for the first World Cup in 1930. Later in the evening...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Six – Morocco
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Week Six – Morocco

Laying by the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Morocco is distinguished by its Arabian, Berber and European cultural influences. Morocco also has a beautiful scenery, which we can see in Jardin Majorelle, Gorges du Dades, Merzouga Desert and Mount Toubkal. Morocco , and especially Marrakesh, is...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Six – São Tomé and Príncipe
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Week Six – São Tomé and Príncipe

An African island nation close to the Equator, São Tomé and Príncipe features beautiful rock and coral formations, beaches and rain-forests. Our first stop will be Cão Grande, remains of an ancient volcano. It is an enormous rock formation in the shape of a tooth, which is actually a hardened column...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 4 - Team Mascots
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: SQL 2018 - Week 4 - Team Mascots

https://i.imgur.com/2qdEBbw.png This is Fergus the Flobberworm, one of the seven Flobberworms that make up the mascots of the Flanders Quidditch Team. They (or rather their predecessors) were found one day in Quidditch equipment after it rained and everything became damp. From that day forward, the...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 SNITCH Ref Sign-Up Post 2
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: SQL 2018 SNITCH Ref Sign-Up Post 2

I believe I can do Faye vs. Marcie.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 SNITCH Reschedule Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: SQL 2018 SNITCH Reschedule Thread

Scarlet and I would like to move our match to Sunday, August 5th, 6 pm HOL time.

edit: Schedule changed. - Tarma
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Five – Tanzania
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Week Five – Tanzania

Last on our tour this week is Tanzania , a country within the Great Lakes region of East Africa which has a population of over 55 million. Tanzania boasts several awe inspiring locations. First we will be visiting (though not attempting to climb) the lofty Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountai...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Five – Madagascar
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Week Five – Madagascar

Welcome to Madagascar , an island off the East Coast of Africa! Our focus this time will be uniqueness: over 90 % of the wildlife on Madagascar can be found nowhere else in the world. As we take a respectful tour of some of these vibrant ecosystems, we will be keeping an eye open for perhaps the mos...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Backpacking 'round the World
Topic: Week Five – New Zealand
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Week Five – New Zealand

Welcome to the lush and mountainous collection of islands known as New Zealand . The country is made up of the two main land masses, North (Te Ika-a-Māui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu), plus about 600 smaller islands in the vicinity. We will be starting our tour with a chance to kick back and rel...

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