France

Bordeaux

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Salut! The last few weeks here have gone really well! In the last month I have been to Bordeaux- which is famous for its wineries, an island called Noirmoutier- known for a particular type of salt called “fleur de sel,” Mont St. Michelle- an astounding chateau built on the top of this rocky island in the northern part of France, right between the borders of Bretagne et Normandie, and took a random day trip to Paris with the Dad in my host family who works there often during the week. (more…)

Paris, Part Deux

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

The weekend before last I had the privilege to visit Paris once again, passing by a few quartiers for the second time and exploring some new scenes as well. Not getting out of class until five Friday night, I caught the evening train and arrived in Paris around 9:30… just in time for the end of the France v Ireland rugby match- for those of you who aren’t aware, the Rugby World Cup is currently taking place in France. I met up with my two American friends Ricara and Shay and we found the streets covered people screaming, everyone decked out in their country’s colors, waving flags, some only wearing a flag, etc. Since the World Cup started, I have found this to be the norm on game nights and accept the bleu, blanc, et rouge painted fans screaming in the streets gratefully as they never cease to provide entertainment!

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Sammie Arrives in France

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Salut étudiants de Business!

Coucou de Nantes! I am a CISB student at the UW but am currently doing my study abroad in Nantes, France (which is in the north-west part of France, just south of Rennes and west of Paris). I landed in Amsterdam about 3 weeks ago and spent 3 days there, 4 days in London, and 3 days in Paris before arriving in Nantes, France, my home town for the next 3 and a half months. The little European tour went very well, visiting many museums and churches and eating food from a variety of cultures. If I had to give a favorite for each city I’d say the Van Gogh in Amsterdam, climbing to the top of St. Paul’s where you can see all of London, and too many things to choose from in Paris.

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