Destination: Strasbourg, France (2018 Edition)

After my fall semester of teaching ended in mid-November, I wasted no time embarking on my two-week travels in Europe. I started with a week in the warm country of Malta (adventures to be posted soon) before I headed back to France to visit a friend for a week in Strasbourg, as well as to … Continue reading Destination: Strasbourg, France (2018 Edition)

Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2018 Edition)

Bonjour! Last weekend, I spent my time in Lyon for the fête des Lumières (aka "Festival of Lights"). Drawing over four million(!) people each year for a long weekend of light exhibitions all over the city, it's certainly one of France's biggest highlights-- domestic and international. Besides dazzling visitors with extravagant light shows, it also ushers in the … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2018 Edition)

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: Prague, Czech Republic (2018 Edition, Part 2)

The next two days whilst in Prague were spent on taking day trips to other cities in the Czech Republic (respectively, Karlovy Vary and Olomouc-- more on them in later posts). However, I made sure to save my last full day for Prague, so as to see as much as I could before I had … Continue reading Destination: Prague, Czech Republic (2018 Edition, Part 2)

Destination: Prague, Czech Republic (2018 Edition, Part 1)

After partying a bit too hard in Budapest, I ended up taking it slow during my time in Prague following my stay in the former. In other words, Prague was my "recovery city," as I spent my five nights re-exploring the places I'd seen from my first trip back in 2015-- all the while checking … Continue reading Destination: Prague, Czech Republic (2018 Edition, Part 1)