Category Archives: Tuesday Posts


Teacher Tuesday: Meet Johan!

Johan Afrikaans-01Newly transplanted to DC this past Fall, John Ferreira immediately contacted GLN about teaching his native language, Afrikaans. Since then, he has immersed himself in the GLN community -- taking workshops about communicative learning, leading...
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Let’s Talk About Cheese

For many of us, cheese is an integral part of our lives. Without it, pasta pomodoro is a bit less joyous and Cheezy Stix are just Stix.

With that being said, here is the first and only time I ever regretted too much cheese in my life. It was during a trip to Rome, after I joked my vegan companion that “it looks like I’ll be eating enough cheese for the both of us tonight.”

It was a Gorgonzola-Noci (walnut) pizza. It sounded so good at the time.

Here is the pizza that has prevented me from ever eating blue cheese ever again.

I had never known cheese to deceive me. Yet this one did. Though this picture doesn’t do it justice, I estimate a half-pound of blue cheese was artfully hidden throughout this pie. And that is how one fateful Roman evening, I ate way too much gorgonzola in one sitting and left the table absolutely terrified of ever encountering it again.

So traveling GLNers, what edible things have you encountered abroad that really left an impression?