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a taste of Toulouse

For the first school vacation, I decided to visit Toulouse in the hopes of exploring the regional culinary specialities of the midi-Pyrénées region of southwest France.

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Taste Travel

la vie à vendôme: first impressions

I’m not entirely sure where to begin because I am a bit overwhelmed from the past few days, but I suppose that’s to be expected when moving abroad.

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Think Travel

5 reasons I decided to move abroad after graduation

Senior year of college brought with it all sorts of feels, the most prominent of which was an impending sense of doom mixed in with lots and lots of nostalgia. That may sound dramatic, but I loved the person I had become after four years in college. I loved my friends, the activities I was involved in, and […]

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Taste Travel

WWOOFing Adventure

What better way to spend senior year spring break than scooping up donkey poo? That’s what all the cool kids are doing these days, right? Right.  

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Travel

Christmas markets, graffiti tours, opera visits, wine tasting, Ernest Hemingway and Miss Dior

Hi everyone! I apologize for the delay between posts. My time in Paris is winding down and I have been trying to fit in as much as possible in my last few precious weeks here. Here’s what I’ve been up to! 1. Shopping! Marché aux puces, le Marais, la Gallerie Lafayette, Christmas markets on the […]

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Travel

1 train, 5 bus rides and 2 plane rides later… I’m back in Paris!

So, as you can probably tell from the title of this post, last week involved lots of travel for fall break. 1st stop: London I arrived in London on Friday evening with two of my friends after a Chunnel ride from Paris. We checked into our hostel and went out to explore the city and have […]

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Munchen

Last weekend, I traveled to Germany to go to OKTOBERFEST!! I landed in Munich late Friday night and took the metro with my good friend from high school who is also studying in Paris and was traveling with me. Luckily, we found our way onto the right train line and headed to our hotel room. […]

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Three Weeks Later

Because I have officially been in Paris for three weeks, I thought I would share some things I have learned so far: 1. A shower head in France = a hose in America. Also, I guess French people don’t like shower curtains. Needless to say, together, the hose situation and the lack of a shower […]

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Travel

A Weekend in Normandy

I spent this past weekend in Normandy with all of the Boston College students studying abroad in Paris this semester. It came at a perfect time because it was the weekend between the end of my intensive French class and the start of my classes at La Sorbonne. We left very early on Saturday and […]

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Bienvenue à Paris!

Bonjour à tous! I have been in Paris for just about two weeks now and haven’t had much time to breath, let alone write about my experience due to all the orientations, intensive French classes, homework, tours, and weekend soirées. But the time has finally come, and I have beaucoup of things to talk about! I am […]