When it comes to sightseeing in different countries throughout Europe, the whole experience isn’t complete without at least trying the local cuisine. Although I’m personally a very budget-conscious traveler, I’m willing to splurge a bit and treat myself to at least one nice meal while visiting the country.
Having been born and raised in the United States my entire life, I continue to find it incredible just how little I’ve seen in my own home country, compared to my travels throughout Europe (and parts of Asia). If you were to ask me what there is to see in the U.S., I wouldn’t be able to say much except the big cities (Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., etc.) that every tourist would know about anyway. I would go as far to say that I know more about travel in Europe than my own country!
Alors… perhaps you’ve been thinking about traveling to France. Whether it’s for leisure or work, nevertheless you’re excited to be soon arriving in and living out your fantasy of la vie française. From the tempting smells of fresh baguettes to the easygoing, laissez faire lifestyle, you’re envisioning just how wonderful your time will be abroad, and of course, you’re counting the days until you’re off!
As of today (July 30th), I am celebrating my first anniversary of blogging on Rebecca Goes Rendezvous. While it might not be such a huge accomplishment for other, more-seasoned bloggers in this massive online-writing platform, I am still glad to be here to continue what I love about traveling, poetry, and random life musings from my twenty-something mind.
As you can tell from the title, today’s post will be somewhat different since it’s neither about traveling nor about my teaching experience in France. The idea came to me a couple of weeks ago while I was back at home (as in Los Angeles): I live close to the middle and high schools that I attended back in the day and, considering that the school year is (was) coming to an end for students, I couldn’t help but reflect about my own experiences back when I was in school. Although they might not seem that long ago for some people, I admit that they are starting to become distant, fading memories for me…