On Vacation (for the rest of the year!)

Hello, bloggers! Yes, you read the title correctly! As I'd written in a previous post, I recently completed my first semester as an English university lecturer in France. As a result, I have over two-and-a-half months of break, which I'm absolutely ecstatic to have. Granted, I'd been very busy last week working on grading final …

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Destination: Lyon, France — Part 3 (October 2017 edition)

Bonjour! On my third day in Lyon during this past October vacation, I spent pretty much the whole day only doing a single activity, which was attend the Salon des vignerons indépendants. In essence, it was a wine-tasting expo where almost 100 vendors from all regions of France come to promote their wines for selling. As a …

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Destination: Lyon, France — Part 1 (October 2017 edition)

Bonjour! As promised in my previous post, I'm getting around to my October break this year. Compared with the previous two years of teaching at French secondary schools, I had only a week off this year at the university-- all the same, though, it was plenty of time for me to step back from work, …

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Destination: La Tour-en-Jarez, France (Hiking series, Part 2)

Bonjour! As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm starting a new blog series in which I recount my adventures hiking in Europe. Considering that I really got into it during my first year teaching in France, I thought that I would take you around and show you some of the natural beauty that France, …

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