Life Update #11: Fall Semester teaching DONE!

Greetings! A lot has happened since my last Life Update back in August (can't believe how time flies!). I'm sure that it's not much of a surprise, since living overseas can, of course, come with plenty of experiences. But considering that this is my second year in the same city, with the same job, I'd assumed … Continue reading Life Update #11: Fall Semester teaching DONE!

Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition– Part 2)

On my first full day in Paris during the October vacances, I spent the rainy morning in the quiet, bucolic neighborhood called Mouzaïa (located in the 19th arrondissement) before heading to the city center. I puttered around rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement (a beautiful historic street made famous by Ernest Hemingway) before making the long trek to the 11th arrondissement near the Bastille … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition– Part 2)

Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition– Part 1)

When it comes to the French capital, Paris has it all: museums, historic monuments, parks, restaurants and cafes...it's no wonder that it attracts all sorts of people (art lovers, history buffs, major foodies) to visit and experience what the city has to offer for them. As I'm sure I've written before, you could spend a … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition– Part 1)

5 Small French Towns I Want to Visit

Living in France for nearly four years has given me plenty of time to go out and explore just about every corner of this hexagonal country. From the extreme north in Lille to the Mediterranean coast of Marseille (and Toulouse to east and Strasbourg to the west), I've enjoyed exploring the myriad of French cities, … Continue reading 5 Small French Towns I Want to Visit

Destination: Lyon, France (October 2018 Edition)

Bonjour! During this past vacances de la Toussaint, I kept it pretty simple by staying put in France, just as I'd done the year before. At least from these past two years, I haven't really gone all-out with my travel days, as I was still getting used to la rentrée for teaching, and I wanted to save up for … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (October 2018 Edition)