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Month: September 2014

Hiking the Calanques

Hiking the Calanques

The ballots are in. Sunday is officially my favorite day in France. Sunday always brings a new experience and with each passing week I find myself loving Sundays more and more. This past Sunday was my first “Randonnee” or hiking trip with the club. We hiked the area of Mont Puget, which is a mountain in the Marseille-Cassis Calanques. I got some wonderful photographs, but I wish we were able to see more of the Calanques. That is what I…

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Salsa Saturday

Salsa Saturday

Coucou! I thought I would take the opportunity today to explain my salsa involvement since I arrived in France. I decided to take some salsa classes in the village here as a way to meet people who share a love of dancing. I went to the first class and not only was I advanced but the teacher loved my style of dancing and asked me to instead be his assistant instructor. So, for the past three weeks I have been…

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A “Late” 2 week update

A “Late” 2 week update

This may be a bit dragged out, and some of you have probably heard bits and pieces of my adventures so far. I’ll start from the beginning. All I can say is that my new adventures in France certainly started out as just that, a crazy adventure and the perfect example of Murphy’s Law. The interesting part is, that at no point in time was I ever angry or stressed. For once I let go of the control and rolled…

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La Côte Bleue

La Côte Bleue

So I finally have internet up and running in the house. Tomorrow I will write a post providing a two week summary. However, yesterday was such a great day that I wanted to write about that one first! My host family took me to La Cote bleue and it was so beautiful. Even on an overcast day you could see the Mediterranean Sea’s different shades of aqua. My day started out helping my host mom prepare a picnic. We made…

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24 hour countdown

24 hour countdown

I have about 24 hours until my dreams become a reality. I’m all packed up and ready to go. I think I have packed entirely too much. Well, with the exception of my laptop and a few personal items but you get my drift. I am not the least bit nervous or anxious but instead completely and utterly excited for the adventures the next year will bring. Maybe the nervousness will hit tomorrow as I board the plane, or maybe…

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