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Final Days

Final Days

While I’m working on updating my blog (I’m still convinced I can finish updating it in the next two days from my cellphone), I thought I’d at least keep you up to date on what’s been going on since I returned from Morocco. Clark Kent picked me up from the airport and we headed to a calanque by my house. It is one of my favorite local spots, and I was surprised to see other people there. I’m almost always…

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Lac d’Esparron

Lac d’Esparron

My last two weekends have been pretty spectacular. In fact, they were my last two full weekends in France (the end is near my dear friends)! Here’s a summary of the last weekend in June: 27 June Beautiful Water I started off my day by going to the beach at Sausset le Pins. I go to the beach every single day so it is really hard to keep them straight and remember which beach I went to on which day,…

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La Fete de la Musique

La Fete de la Musique

June 21 is not only the Summer Solstice but is the National Music Festival, at least in France, anyway. I’m not sure if this is an “official” thing, but every city celebrates it. Even my tiny fishing village of 5,000 people had events going and a live band playing until midnight. My friends kept telling me how unfortunate it is when the music festival falls on any day but Friday or Saturday since people have to work the next day….

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Cap Rousset, Ramadan, A “Flash Mob”, and Other Things

Cap Rousset, Ramadan, A “Flash Mob”, and Other Things

This past Thursday I had another beach day. Actually, my goal this past week was to go the beach everyday, even if only for an hour to read and hang out at the cafe. I’m motivated to spend more time outside than staring at my computer screen, hence my back log of blog updates. Anyway, Cap Rousset is the second closest beach to my house. The first is Plage du Rouet, which I guess I take for granted since I…

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Plage de Corbieres L’Estaque

Plage de Corbieres L’Estaque

This past Tuesday I discovered a new beach about 15 minutes from my house. I usually stay around la Côte Bleue, which are the fishing villages west of Marseille. Last Tuesday, while on route to pick up my Serbian friend, I saw a sign for La Plage de Corbieres (Corbiere Beach) about halfway between my house and the port, and I made a mental note to check it out with him. I thought it be a good idea to explore…

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Random Stories of the Week

Random Stories of the Week

Another week has almost flown by (seriously, where does all my time go?) and I still haven’t blogged about Dublin. I have an ever growing list of blog posts I need to write. I have a newfound admiration for people that blog full time, especially those that have travel blogs. How on earth do you manage to travel all the time and blog? Anyway, I have some stories of things that have happened this week thus far: I Want Candy…

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Recent Updates

Recent Updates

So I’m just going to group about 2 weeks worth of random updates together, mostly because my weekends haven’t been super exciting. Plus, I’m going on vacation in a week and I have so much stuff left to do! First things first, yes. I’m going on vacation! WOOHOO!! I don’t know if I’ve ever needed a vacation more than I do now. Although, planning this vacation has me more stressed than I’ve been in 8 months! About a month ago…

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I [Pi]ne for Bachata

I [Pi]ne for Bachata

I think after this post I will officially be caught up! Whew. Now, if only I can get caught up with letter writing. I had grand plans for this weekend yet nothing turned out quite as expected. Friday afternoon L and I made chocolate chip cookies. The first round of cookies were burnt, thanks to new oven. The second round was a bit better, while the third round were perfect. I think I’ve figured out the trick for cooking in…

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They Don’t Know That I Know They Know

They Don’t Know That I Know They Know

Happy Monday, everyone. Can you believe that the first month of a new year is coming to a close? It really does feel like yesterday I was ringing in the new year. I’m also coming up on my 5 month anniversary in France. It certainly feels like I’ve been here longer, yet time is flying by just as fast as I expected. The first half of last week had a lot of rain while the latter half was sunny and…

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2 Weeks of Photos & Updates

2 Weeks of Photos & Updates

I’ve been a bit lazy on updating, I mostly blame my inability to edit photos in a time efficient matter. As a result, my dear readers, you shall be bombarded with a super long, semi-detailed, post of my happenings for the last two weeks or so. Plus, today is Thanksgiving and I have a special post I’ve cooked up (cue cheesy laugh) for later today. So two weekends ago I went hiking at the Pic des Aigles. It was a…

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