Rebecca Goes Rendezvous

An American living the French life.

Destination: Château de Fontainebleau, France

Château de Fontainebleau (March 2017).


A couple of weeks ago, I decided to take a day trip over to the château de Fontainebleau, a castle-turned-palace situated about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Paris. From the 16th to 19th centuries, it housed the French royalty, including that of Emperor Napoleon Bonparte for a short while before he abdicated his throne in 1814. The château is a popular place to visit, since it makes for the perfect day trip over from Paris for many tourists.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Sunshine Blogger Award
Credit: A Lot of World to See.

A couple of weeks back, Elisabeth (or “Liz”) from A Lot of World to See nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, which I’m honored to accept! A fellow TAPIFer, Liz is nothing short but amazing on her blog, filled with travels, teaching, and musings while trying to make it through the intricacies (bureaucratic and cultural) of French society. She also was recently hired for a job in Germany after the program ends, which is so exciting! I wish her nothing but the best for her future in Europe.

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Postcard: Saint-Malo, France


Along the fortified city walls of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France (March 2016).

How to Set Up Your Cellphone in France


It’s been a long while since I’ve made a “TAPIF/living abroad” kind of post. I was actually a bit hesitant to do so, considering that for many of us, we’ve already been settled in France for several months now, some of us even leaving within the next month or so to return home!

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Destination: Calanques of Marseille, France

Calanque de Sugiton (Feb 2017).

Following our first night in Marseille, I took a day trip out to the calanques de Marseille with the other assistant(e)s with whom I was traveling during this past February vacances. Even though I’d already visited the calanques during my first visit to Marseille last March, I had been so blown away by their beauty that I was happy to return to them again…this time with company!

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Destination: Montpellier, France


Place de la Comédie in Montpellier (March 2016).

Destination: Marseille, France

Vieux Port in the afternoon (Feb 2017).


I’m finally getting around to writing about my February holidays (vacances d’hiver) this year. This time around, I didn’t do the full two weeks as I’d done last year with a whirlwind of a time in Spain and Portugal, but all the same, I still headed to warmer climates to escape the dreaded cold in the north of France.

So where did I head off to? Marseille, France!

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Crazy Travel Story #2: That One Time We Got Stopped by the Police…

Granted, it has been a while since I last posted a “Crazy Travel Story” story. I’d been meaning to get around to it sooner rather than now, but I ended up prioritizing my destination posts on the places I’ve been to so far that the *crazy* stories behind them got pushed back further and further.

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Destination: Vienna, Austria


At the Schönbrunn Palace in Austria (April 2016)

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