Starting off this adventure story series with my (so far) CRAZIEST travel story yet…SWITZERLAND!!! Emily, my friend from Maryland, and I started our day by having our bus cancelled on us. Great way to start any day. Once we managed to get on the right bus, 30 minutes later we arrived in Geneva and were dropped off at a random road, which didn’t look like a road we should’ve been dropped off at. Continue reading
Here on exchange I have had the lucky honor to meet so many various people from all over the world. And along with that, came the chance to get interested and learn about new languages & countries. One of my good friends, Astrid, has gotten me very interested in her country, Norway, and the language. I have had the lucky pleasure to become close friends with her over my 9 months so far on exchange and can’t wait to visit her country some day, and maybe, hopefully speak with her in her native tongue. Continue reading
Now I know that on my blog I have already written about Paris. In fact, if you’ve been with me a while and have kept up to date with my posts, you probably haven’t forgotten my Paris In A Day . We all know that Paris is too big to do a day trip to. And recently not only did I do a day trip in Paris but, I had a second chance to visit the beautiful city. The thing is that I only got to add one more day! So. How did I get to see all the main attractions throughout Paris with only two days to spare? Continue reading
Stumbling out of bed at 6:30 in the morning isn’t as magical as most would assume, at least not for someone who isn’t a morning person. As my grandmother and I took line 6 to Charles de Gaulle Étoile I knew we were in for a treat. First we got a little lost taking the metro and almost ended up taking the wrong one but, lucky enough we got back on track and found the RER A, which we took all the way to Disneyland. Continue reading
This past week I spent with my Grandma, who came to visit me during my exchange in France. During her week here we had a tight schedule. We saw Paris, Lyon, Aurillac, Clermont-Ferrand, and Disneyland Paris. But for only spending one day in Paris we had to get as much done without being too rushed. In today’s post I wanted to share my mistakes, my favorites things I saw in Paris, and sights to miss if you have limited time.
As many of you know, I’ve been staying in France or more specifically Aurillac. Though this town is composed of about 30,000 people, there are many decades of history. I’ve been lucky enough to learn and gather as much as possible over my many months here and I’m happy to share it with you guys today.
Summer’s just around the corner and there’s so much on my list of things to do! Just recently one of my friends said she wanted to hike the Appalachian Mountains. Looking into it we found out that it was almost a 6 month hike to finish the whole thing. And that was just #1 not in our age range, because our parents never would’ve let us do that yet and #2 not in our time frame, which I assume most people don’t have 6 months where they have time to go backpacking. (though some people may). So this summer I decided to have a fun get together with some friends and plan a backpacking trip.
Before getting into things I wanna let people know that I am NOT a travel expert or experienced at all so, everything written in this travel guide are some tips and tricks, places to see, and other things!
For spring break I spent one week in the South of France with two of my close friends. We ended up getting a great host family for the week and seeing a lot of Marseille. We entered the city by bus and headed to la gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles. We got a quick tour of the city from the car and got a quick feel for the city. On Monday, we headed to the calanques and saw the breathtaking views, you can check that out in my other post.
If you ever just happen to stumble into Marseille there a few things worth noting. Yes, you can check out the Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Vieux Port, Palais Longchamp, and all those other things you get when you search Marseille into Google but, one of that things that I highly recommend is Le Parc National des Calanques.
So last month I posted something on Facebook asking people to write me some questions they had for me regarding my exchange, life in France, how applied, or just really random things. I also am partnering with my good friend from Maryland who is on exchange with me. So, some of the questions my be from her Facebook as well. (if you wanna check her out, the link to her blog is down below.) And here’s what I got!