Re: coming back, what I’m up to, et ainsi de suite

Coucou à tous et à toutes ! So, on 31 July 2017, I lugged my suitcases down the six flights of stairs and over to Roissy aka CDG airport, and I said « à la prochaine » to the city that I have called home twice now. Now, I know a lot of you still think I’m there,…

The Rocky Road to Dublin: Ireland

Bonjour à tous ! After finding a cheap enough flight a week in advance, I decided to finally answer Ireland’s call and hopped on a plane to Dublin. Dublin: I had to take two night buses to the airport since my flight left Paris Orly Airport at 6h30, which was a bit unfortunate, but it…

Tulips, a birthday, and cube houses: the Netherlands

First things first: I am done teaching and also with school! I just have to finish grades, but I am basically done. Anyways, I headed over to the Netherlands to visit my family. As I’ve mentioned before, my cousin has been living near Rotterdam for about 10 years. It was my nephew’s birthday, and I…

Weekend in Bourgogne, St. Paddy’s Day in Orléans

Coucou ! I know I haven’t written in my blog in forever and a day, but bear with me (I had an exposé for one of my classes and had been working on that). As many of you know, I have a friend who is doing TAPIF in the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region. When I went…

A Tartan Tale: February in Scotland

When I was a kid, the three countries that I wanted to visit the most were: France, Scotland, and Ireland. A lot of people even know about the unexplainable love I have for the bagpipes. While I still have yet to go to Ireland, it is with great pleasure to report that I finally made…

La rentrée (kind of)

I know I’m four weeks into the semester, but it’s never too late to talk about school! You all probably thought I was just teaching for an entire year, didn’t you? Nope! I’m also a student at Université de Paris 7. I’m required to, actually as part of my exchange. Last semester, I decided not…

Re: my decision to come back to Paris

I thought I would talk about the unexpected turn of events that led me back to Paris since this is about the time that students/people are trying to figure out what to do with their lives/applying to study abroads/au pair/grad schools, etc, and I found myself in the same situation last year. How did you stumble…

Winter break: the Netherlands, Poland, and Germany

Coucou tout le monde ! So, hopefully my title will give you some indication as to why I haven’t written in a while. This trip lasted about two weeks, and I’ve been recovering since. As you know, I’ve been on break since about the 9th of December, and it’s just about to finish. Yes, you saw…

48 hours in Strasbourg, la Capitale de Noël

Salut ! So, about two weeks ago, I took a last minute trip to Strasbourg to go to the Christmas markets. I’ve been wanting to go to Strasbourg for quite some time now, and had unfortunately been putting the weekend trip off. On top of that, my teaching schedule was a little inconvenient for traveling. Anyways,…

OFII 101: health visits, interviews, and integration classes

What is the OFII, you might ask? It stands for Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration aka immigration. As some people might remember, I mentioned the issues I was having with the OFII because my work authorisation took forever to arrive to the consulate so that I could apply for my visa. (I later…

Salon du Chocolat

Well, I didn’t think that life in Paris could get any sweeter, but then I went to the Salon du Chocolat Sorry for the super cheesy intro, but I really couldn’t help myself. Anyways, Frédérique and I went to the Salon du Chocolat on Tuesday. It’s an exposition that comes to Paris every year at the…