Thoughts on Independence Day (as an American expat)

This year marks the second year that I've been abroad for the 4th of July, with last year being on vacation in Peru. This year's in France, as I'm taking full advantage of my time here before I leave. As I'm writing this, I'm on a train through the south of France, where temperatures have … Continue reading Thoughts on Independence Day (as an American expat)

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Life Update #12: Done Teaching as a Lectrice!

As of this week, the last of my students have taken their final exams for the spring semester, thus bringing the school year to an end. It has been a long 12 weeks worth of instruction, testing, grading (and more grading), but now, all of that is over-- for better or for worse. Besides being … Continue reading Life Update #12: Done Teaching as a Lectrice!

The Mystery Blogger Award

It's been some time since I was last nominated for a blogging award (possibly back in 2017? It's been too long...), but in any case, I'm very happy to have been nominated by Rebecca at Fake Flamenco. Her passion for travel and the Spanish language/culture is wonderful, and I find it a pleasure to read … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

26 Lessons I Learned in 26 Years

As the title shows, I turn 26 today. It might not mean too much for those who've been on this Earth longer than I have, but at least so far in my young life, it's a milestone that I've learned to cherish. I've survived another year *relatively* unscathed, and I'm gearing up for the next … Continue reading 26 Lessons I Learned in 26 Years

Destination: Zurich, Switzerland

With over 400,000 inhabitants, the city of Zurich (also spelled "Zürich") is the largest city in Switzerland. This German-speaking city is one of the world's leading financial centers, as plenty of businesses and start-up companies are present everywhere. Zurich would be my last stop on my five-day trip across Switzerland-- that said, I did my … Continue reading Destination: Zurich, Switzerland