10 Differences Between Being a TAPIF Assistant and Lecteur d’anglais

Salut, tout le monde! Today marks the first official day of the TAPIF contract. Hundreds of assistant.es-- new and returning-- will be starting their seven-month stint of being a language assistant in France. Whether it's teaching in école primaire, collège, or lycée, hundreds of individuals from all over the world will experience a school year of instructing their respective … Continue reading 10 Differences Between Being a TAPIF Assistant and Lecteur d’anglais

Destination: L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

Provence in the summer has this particular charm which attracts the French and foreigners to its region every year. With its warm, Mediterranean weather, endless sunny days, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of rosé to boot, it's no wonder that this area in southern France gets a lot of attention. Summer in Provence is the epitome of what … Continue reading Destination: L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

Destination: Avignon, France (Part 2)

Summer is officially over, which means that gone are the slow, idle days of being outdoors to enjoy the hot, sunny weather. Such warm moments have now been replaced with a slight chill, soon to be frozen over within the next couple of months. For some, fall weather is the best as thoughts of changing … Continue reading Destination: Avignon, France (Part 2)

Destination: Saint-Étienne, France

Especially if you have lived in or have heard of Saint-Étienne before, you may find it almost laughable that I'm choosing to write about this city as a travel destination on this blog. I admit, even I have mixed feelings writing about it, as I equally had mixed feelings when I lived there for two … Continue reading Destination: Saint-Étienne, France

A View from Montmartre (poem)

(inspired by Paris, France-- July 2014) A View from Montmartre The Sacré Coeur blesses me tonight under the gaze of les étoiles the heat melting memories in late July, fireworks still sticky on the back of my neck. There's a carafe for two, at ease with you, laughter over the bill as I'm blushing rosé confessions … Continue reading A View from Montmartre (poem)