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Photo Diary: Toulouse, France

It’s a big city but also a small town.  I’ve never been anywhere like Toulouse: a bustling city with multiple metro lines yet boasts a small town charm.  201 more words


Days 16-19: Tall Tales from Toulouse

This week was the first full week of the program; and like last year, the semester hit the ground running. With only eight weeks in the semester, there was no time to waste! 1,181 more words


All The Light We Cannot See

Unable to escape the mines that claimed his father’s life, the future appears bleak for orphaned dreamer Werner.

Blind since the age of six, curious Marie-Laure has always lived a sheltered life full of mystery and puzzles. 568 more words

World War Fiction

Jardin des Plantes

My favorite park on this trip to Paris has definitely been the Jardin des Plantes, which was founded in 1626. Since it’s just a quick metro ride to the Gare d’Austerlitz across from the park entrance, it’s been super easy to access from my apartment. 29 more words


All the Sights to See, and Then Some

With only two days and a bit in Paris, there was no time to lose. So after checking into our hotel and enjoying a great meal at the French restaurant one door down, we set off for a nighttime boat tour of Paris. 655 more words



“More fun than a frog in a glass of milk.”


~ Bob Weir ~


Digitally enhanced image created from an original photograph taken in the… 11 more words


Botany greens

The Jardin Alpin located within the historic botanical gardens in Paris, is one of my favourite garden. Early morning hours during the week is one of the best time to visit as you might have the garden all for yourself. 143 more words