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Briefly Bremen

I left la chaleur de Nîmes to go freeze in Bremen to see my friend Marine again before leaving for Taizé. She was au pairing in Germany, so it seemed a good excuse to go visit Germany for the first time. … 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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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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Versailles

The kings and queens of France certainly knew how to live life decadently. Versailles replaced the Louvre in 1678 under Louis XIV, the Sun King, and if you’ve ever been to the Louvre, then you’ve seen how enormous it is … Continue reading

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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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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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