Prehistory to Picasso

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…

A Tour Through Central Europe

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…

Arles and Les Baux-de-Provence

Yesterday I took a day trip to Arles and Les Baux-de-Provence.  Arles was one of the first Roman cities in France and still hosts a theatre and amphitheater.  Both have undergone some restoration, but they’re also still used today – the theatre for plays and the amphitheater for bull fights twice a year.  It’s a…

Prague!!!

This weekend I visited one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Friday morning I arrived in the Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic.  The flight itself was beautiful, traveling over the Alps and looking over the acres of farmland in central Europe.  Around nine am, we touched down at Vaclav Havel…

Avignon!

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day to spend in Avignon, former home of the Catholic Church.  The town is best known for the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) that housed the seven popes from 1309-1376.  The palace is the largest gothic structure in the world and is well worth a visit (especially with a student…