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. Of course, there's the famous heartier dishes such as cassoulet (meat and bean stew), confit de canard, and Toulouse sausage. But what really caught my attention was the markets bursting … Continue reading a taste of Toulouse
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. Traveling from New York to Vendôme is no easy feat, especially when hauling three obscenely heavy pieces of luggage in addition to carry-on duffels and cross-body bags. … Continue reading la vie à vendôme: first impressions
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 … Continue reading 5 reasons I decided to move abroad after graduation
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. My roommate, Sabrina, and I embarked on our first WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) adventure over spring break at Brightwood Vineyard and Farm, LLC in Virginia. … Continue reading WWOOFing Adventure
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 … Continue reading Christmas markets, graffiti tours, opera visits, wine tasting, Ernest Hemingway and Miss Dior
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 … Continue reading 1 train, 5 bus rides and 2 plane rides later… I’m back in Paris!
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. … Continue reading Munchen
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 … Continue reading Three Weeks Later
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 … Continue reading A Weekend in Normandy
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 … Continue reading Bienvenue à Paris!