April Break Part I: Amsterdam

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So as I mentioned a few weeks ago, my parents came to visit for April break!  They arrived late morning on Saturday the 14th, so that day I showed them some sites in Nice and then the next day we explored Monaco (I took pictures but I’m not going to post them here because I’m lazy).

Then on Monday we took an early flight to Amsterdam!

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France Can’t Get Rid of Me That Easily: Accepted to TAPIF

Even though I’ve been learning French since middle school, I didn’t take my first college-level French course until my second year at UMD.  During that first course my professor at the time (who also happened to lead my program in Montpellier, France the summer of 2015) told me about TAPIF.

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12 Weeks Gone Part II: Aix-en-Provence and April Break Plans!

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The only cloud in the sky.  We thought it looked like a rock star.

Since this weekend was the second-to-last free weekend we have in Nice, Grace, Trey, and I discussed a potential Saturday trip to Lyon this weekend.  Unfortunately after searching trains, buses, and even planes, we decided that a trip to Lyon was out of the question since the cheapest option was still over $150 round-trip.  After some searching, we decided on taking a bus to Aix-en-Provence instead!

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Halfway There: Rollerblading and a Trip to Antibes

CIG_IMG003Last Saturday (March 10th) was the 8 week mark for my trip, which means the semester is halfway done and I can’t believe it.  But more on that at the end of the post!

One of my friends here discovered that there’s a store that rents out rollerblades, so last Friday a group of us rented pairs for only 8 euros!

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