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Kissing Strangers


One of my goals this year is to assimilate as much as is comfortable and natural.  This doesn’t mean that I want to “go native” or become an American’s stereotype of a French woman.  982 more words

A nice weekend in Nice

This weekend, Sara, Danielle, Julia, and I spent a wonderful weekend in Nice, which is located along  France’s beautiful côte d’Azur. We left Friday morning around 9 and the bus ride was about two-and-a-half hours.   770 more words

Marseille, University and playing pétanque!

Last weekend I took a trip to Marseille to make the most of the sun before lectures began. We found a lovely pretty beach, supposedly one of the nicest in Marseille.  518 more words

Provence, September 2014

Elizabeth David’s anecdote about the English still selling olive oil in chemists in the 50s is renowned. Even in post-rationing Britain, the thought of the dishes David covers in French Provincial Cooking, while we were using powdered eggs, must have sounded incredibly remote. 1,414 more words

Food And Wine

Pre-travel Anxiety

The hardest part of traveling, for me, is that I don’t know what to expect. My travel anxiety began two weeks before leaving the United States. 329 more words


Aix-ploring a little further afield

My second week here, has been equally as busy as the first, but so much more enjoyable! I am more settled and have met lots of lovely like-minded Erasmus students from all over the world! 292 more words

Who is Manon and why does she want to teach in France?

(This post was originally written on July 27, 2014.)

Who I am

First of all, let’s pretend that my name is Manon.  Good.  I do love a good pseudonym. 1,366 more words