Florence Meltdown

My last full day in Florence was a Sunday. I woke up early in the morning and after breakfast, walked to the Accademia Gallery. I’d been told to expect long lines on this day but there weren’t many people queuing up at the time I arrived. The reason the first Sunday of the month holds […]

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Dancing in Plougastel- ft. Pleyben

On Friday, Richard picked me up and I met Lara who is also a member of the traditional Breton dance team. She is really nice and on the ride to Plougastel Richard made a detour to a Calvin church in Pleyben and I took some pictures. I’m definitely going to be going there again maybe […]

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The Candy Fairy

Brittany, France I feel like a Candy Fairy because I have been walking around with a huge blue bag and passing out candy to students, teachers, and staff. There will be a staff picnic on Thursday so I’ll be arriving with loads of candy to spare. I had been planning on asking

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First Class- No Returns or Exchanges Allowed

Brittany, France On Monday, I had my first class. The students were attentive and respectful, which I appreciated. I started class by taking attendance followed by giving a presentation about myself. I then asked the students about what they already knew about the U.S., what they would like to learn or cover during my time […]

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The Yannick Noah Concert

The Yannick Noah concert was lively. En route to the concert I learned that Yannick Noah was a French tennis player turned singer who is actually the father of Joachim Noah, an NBA player. The stadium was filled and even though I knew none of his music I still had a good time and I loved the […]

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Monaco III: Palace to Casino

The day after the Best Night Ever Stacia, Marthe, Brandon, Michael and his friend Al , and I went to Monaco.    We had originally planned to visit the Palace in Monaco but learned thatit was closed to the public after trudging up the huge incline leading to it. We did not end up being disappointed […]

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Best Night Ever

I had the best night ever. So after calling Stacia to find out where we would be meeting, I got ready and headed to Wayne’s. Marthe, Brandon, Michael and his friend, and Stacia had already pregamed before getting there. I met them at the bar but the bartender was very rude so we left. We […]

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Wigging Out

On Wednesday Marthe wanted to get Marley hair so we went to the beauty supply store and I ended up trying (many) wigs. I settled on Beyoncé (wig style name) but the color I wanted wasn’t available so with the help of one of the store clerks, I was able to get the one on display […]

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Surprise Party

Yesterday I was working on homework the whole afternoon/evening. I get a knock on my door for dinner and when I walked into the room it’s decorated for Lu’s birthday. We all put on wigs and I was taking pictures of everything. It was me, Jen, Amie, V and a guest. It was a “surprise” […]

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