Saturday, January 29, 2011

A French party, organist, museum, and melted cheese

I’ve been very busy the past week, so this blog entry will be short on words (relatively speaking). Hopefully I can make that up with pictures! Here's one to start:

Manuel (Germany) and I went to the Église de St. Sulpice

A French party...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25%: Random thoughts

I’m 25% thru my study away experience already! I haven’t done anything too crazy the last week*, so I’ll share again some random thoughts

* Actually, at the time of completion of this post I have, but there’s so much to write that I will split this post into two.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The world is flat (and very multilingual)

The world is flat...
And trilingual

The past 3 days, I’ve been hanging around Paris, doing the whole tourist thing (Louvre, Notre Dame,…) with some of my friends in PEI (Programme Echange International). I’m not going to talk about it, because its nothing new. I’ll talk about how international my experience in France has been.

Friday, January 7, 2011

How to feel at home in 1 week

Today marks the 1-week mark for me in France! I finally have the time to write again. It’s only been 3 days since my last post, but it’s felt like forever, simply because so much has happened in the past week! To give you an idea, my 190-page journal is now at page 31 after 1 week. I’ll be needing a lot more of these journals!
Here’s what I’ve been up to the past week:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fromage, more cheese, and spiral learning

(Note: this post is one day late! I'm already at Ecole Polytechnique, but I'll get to that when I have time to write, just pretend it's Jan 2)

After all the things that happened yesterday, today couldn’t be crazier right? Wrong!

The market: a lesson in the gazillion types of French cheeses

After breakfast, Marie, the mother of my host family, took me to the local outdoor market. There was an outdoor stall for cheese (une fromagerie), and stalls for veggies, meat, and the rest.
Marie carrying the groceries

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bonne anneé from France!

Happy new year from France! I had quite the experience in the last 48 hours. I got to Paris, stayed with a family friend, went to a new year's party, and had a tour of a picturesque town in France