Europe, France

Thanksgiving and Christmas Markets

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

Europe, France

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… Continue reading Arles and Les Baux-de-Provence

Europe, France

Antibes and Vallauris

It was a lovely week in Aix, with the temperatures finally feeling like fall - i.e. it's cool but the Mistral isn't freezing.  We've also been getting some rain, which makes for beautiful walking through the city.  And also a good reason to try  a new macaroon place. I also had my first field trip… Continue reading Antibes and Vallauris

Europe, France

Around Provence

I started this week off with a visit from Peggy Kourey who was on a trip of her own through Provence and was nice enough to meet up with me.  We had some nice conversation and an amazing dinner at Chez Nous, here in Aix. On Wednesday, as part of my study abroad program -… Continue reading Around Provence

Europe, France

Provence, Marseille, and IAU

I've now been in France for a little over two weeks, and I'm loving having my windows open to hear the musicians on the street play every evening - often accordions, which gives my home-cooked meals a bit more of a French flair.  It's been a busy week with classes kicking into gear and taking… Continue reading Provence, Marseille, and IAU