Category Archives: Travel

The Practical Things for TAPIF: So you’re moving to Nîmes

Congratulations to all those who will be TAPIFing in Nîmes this coming year! You have secured a wonderful placement, so don’t be too disappointed if you were holding out for Montpellier, which is only 22 minutes away by train (yes, … Continue reading

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Blinded by history

My last day in Nîmes, I woke up just knowing there was no way I would ever make my train. Stepping into the post office as soon as it opened, I confirmed this fear. The post woman was trying to … Continue reading

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Songs from the heart- Taizé music

Post on my Taizé experience to come. The songs from Taizé are truly beautiful and deserve a post of their own. Here are my top 10 favorite songs from Taizé: 1.) Exaudi Orationem meam 2.) Laetentur Coeli 3.) Dans nos … Continue reading

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Bulls, bulls, bulls

Camille came down from Paris to visit me in Nîmes for Easter (holy flapjacks am I behind on posts). To celebrate the day before Easter, we were off to the bulls! Arles was celebrating Easter with the Féria de Pâques. We … Continue reading

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Tauromania- a guide

With the Féria de Pentecôte in Nîmes this weekend (wish I were there!!), I felt it was a good time to introduce you to tauromania a bit more thoroughly. Tauromachie, or loosely bull culture, is HUGE in southeastern France. For those who … Continue reading

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Taizé- A history of love, community, and friendship

 After going to the European Meeting in Strasbourg, I knew I had to go to Taizé community. I spent my last week in France there and I could not be happier that I did. I came home with a heart … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: What to bring

Now that I’m back in the states, I can a bit more accurately suggest what to pack. I will try to avoid the obvious (I’ll assume you won’t forget your camera and passport). I apologize that this is probably going to … Continue reading

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