Everything’s Bigger in Texas

I’ve officially been home from France for just over a week—if I’m being honest, it still feels a bit weird to be home. I keep expecting for someone to speak to me in French, give me bisous upon greeting, and fall back into the slow-and-steady French way of life. Instead, I’m thinking in both languages […]

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My Hardest Goodbye

*Written Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, around 6:30pm. As I write this, I’m sitting on the train to Paris, knowing that in 24 hours, I’ll be back in Illinois and sleeping in my own bed. I’ve cried way more than I care to admit and my heart hurts at the thought of leaving this place, this […]

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Monthly Recap: April

Wow, wow, wow…here we are folks – the seventh and final TAPIF monthly recap post. This month has been one of most fun-filled, action-packed months in France so far, so I’m excited to share it with you! In the Classroom With the two weeks of vacation in the middle of April, I’ve done minimal work […]

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Vacances de Printemps Recap #7: Thurins, France

Hello, hello and welcome to the seventh and final vacances de printemps recap post! MTC and I rounded out our vacation at his hometown in Thurins, France. Unlike all the other vacation recaps, this one will be short and sweet! Like our last time in Thurins, I failed to take a single photo over the course of […]

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Vacances de Printemps Recap #6: Grenoble, France

Hello and welcome back to the six of seven vacances de printemps recap posts! MTC and I went on a grand tour du sud – stops thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen on the journey were Cereste, Sisteron, and Grenoble! Without further ado, let’s get to it 🙂 Mercredi 18 avril 2018 Wednesday was our dedicated “car day”. We left Nice around […]

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Vacances de Printemps Recap #5: Nice, France

Hello and welcome back to the fifth of seven vacances de printemps recap posts! MTC and I went on a grand tour du sud – stops ten, eleven, and twelve on the journey were Nice, Sanremo (IT), and Menton! Just like the first three posts, this one will be a long one, so grab your coffee, get comfortable, and […]

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Vacances de Printemps Recap #4: Marseille, France

Hello and welcome back to the fourth of seven vacances de printemps recap posts! MTC and I went on a grand tour du sud – stops eight and nine on the journey were Marseille and Cannes! Without further ado, let’s get to it 🙂 Vendredi 13 avril 2018 MTC and I made it to Marseille around 18h00 and got checked-in […]

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