Monthly Archives: March 2014

Seven Cities and Five Countries: Paris

It’s hard to believe that the first time I went to Paris, I was convinced I was going to hate it. How could it possibly be as great as everyone said it would be? I marched right up to the … Continue reading

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English Club Trials

One of my ideas had been that if there’s something you want but it doesn’t exist, create it. I had loved the café polyglottes when I was studying in Nantes, but nothing of the sort existed in Nîmes. So, with … Continue reading

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Seven Cities and Five Countries: The Scene in Fair Verona and Venezia, Venezia

I actually detest “Romeo and Juliet” and I think Marlowe was a better writer than Shakespeare (don’t bite your thumb at me! Romeo and Juliet definitely had some well written passages, but the plot line?). However, Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when … Continue reading

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Seven Cities and Five Countries: Milan

Milan. What can I say? Milan was just a huge disappointment. It has the current distinction of being my least favorite city in the world. It’s not clean. The buildings are tall and overpowering. Men forcefully try to sell you … Continue reading

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Seven Cities and Five Countries: Slovakia and Austria

On my New Year’s bucket list was going to at least one new country. While I can’t really count an overnight in Belgium as visiting a new country, I did visit Slovakia and Austria. Check. We stayed in a great … Continue reading

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Seven Cities and Five Countries: Charleroi and My First Couchsurfing Experience

I have returned from my two week European tour. This morning has really shown that I’m back to the “real world” (thank you to the teacher who gave me some calming tea for my birthday!). The trip seems more like … Continue reading

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Letter to the South of France and I go to Les Baux-de-Provence

Dear South of France, I’ve caught on to your game. You’re not exactly subtle. You take every opportunity to flaunt your beauty. You chase me with your twangy, bouncing accent, singing me songs like a siren. I caught myself saying … Continue reading

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