Tag Archives: France

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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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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Where there’s a will, there’s a way: Becoming [French]

Going abroad is an experience that is often undervalued. Many people who have never had this experience don’t realize all the time, effort, energy, and frustration it entails. Going abroad ISN’T all fun and games, nor, in my humble opinion, … Continue reading

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