Rome, the Eternal City. I spent a weekend in Rome while I was in Italy last summer, and despite the heat and crowds, I still really enjoyed it. There's a reason it's popular, after all! For me, one of the thrills of Rome is the age of everything - like a lot of places in… Continue reading Reflecting on Rome
With less than a week left here in France, this will probably be my last post for the semester (finals and a flight are really all that remain). We'll see though; there may be a bonus. First though, this week has been pretty chill. Final presentations, end of semester discussions, and free food. CEA, my… Continue reading Top Five – Semester in France
This was a busy week! I actually only had one day of class because my Political Science class on Refugee Politics joined with the International Relations students for a three day trip to Geneva - four if you count traveling there last Sunday. And of course I travelled again this weekend, but that was a… Continue reading Geneva and Grenoble
It's hard to believe my time here is coming to an end. But now that every city has up Christmas lights, and all the towns have their Christmas markets, it's clear that the season is almost here. However, when you attend school with Americans, there still has to be some celebration of Thanksgiving. For one… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Christmas Markets
As someone who enjoys literature and art, I’ve read quite a bit about Paris to learn more about the history of such things (quick recommendation: The Judgement of Paris by Ross King and When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe). However something the books never explained was why it was always Paris, and while there were… Continue reading Paris!
With a little more than a month left in the semester, everything is happening all at once without much time to slow down. This week, besides two field trips, I also attended a cooking class and wine tasting. The cooking class was wonderful, and I learned how to prepare salmon on a cauliflower puree. In… Continue reading Prehistory to Picasso
This past week was my fall break. Since Thanksgiving isn't really a French holiday, the fall break comes about midway through the semester like spring break would. So, about a month ago, I booked myself on a tour through some of the capitals of Central Europe - not speaking German, it wasn't the best idea… Continue reading A Tour Through Central Europe