Florence V: Just My Luck- Part 3

New Generation Festival-Night II During intermission, I head to the food station in the garden with Anne and she helps me place my order in Italian. Anne enjoys a gelato while I eat my vegetarian sandwich and we have a lively discussion about her experiences living in Italy. When I get back to my seat […]

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Florence V: Just My Luck- Part 2

New Generation Festival-Night II First came his violin. Then his voice speaking mutedly to whoever is beside him. I am unable to see him due to a structural obstruction and when he soon walks up to the stage I still can’t see him at all. He is basically wedged between two large statues, one of […]

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Florence IV: Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice

Today I decided to do a Florence walk following the *Rick Steves Audio-guide tour. I started with the Duomo which I finally got to see in full for the first time and ended up circling around the church before I found the starting point. It is beautiful but I did not end up entering the […]

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Florence II: Elevated Spirit

I started the day with a little foray in San Lorenzo Market. On the walk there I unknowingly deviated from the path the map was taking me through but I only realized it once I saw that I was closing in on the Duomo. I turned off maps and considered just scrapping the San Lorenzo […]

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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

I ended up in this little hidden town called Saint Jean Cap Ferrat that was not at all on my radar. Cap Ferrat is nestled right below¬† Beaulieu sur Mer which I fell in love with on a trip there during my study abroad days.¬† I decided to visit Beaulieu once again on this trip. […]

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Farewell to Dublin

On my last day in Dublin I felt very meh. I had no desire to get out of bed so I slept in for a bit. When I woke up I pepped myself to head into town just to finish seeing the As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics exhibition at the Irish […]

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From France to Galway

I woke up early and caught three trains to get to Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) and on the second leg, from Guingamp to Rennes, I did not have an assigned seat but my intuition took me to a specific spot with a seat which remained unclaimed for the rest of ride. Switching trains at […]

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The Road to Strasbourg

On Friday I packed throughout the day and I also made orange juice since I had so many oranges in the fridge that I couldn’t possibly eat them all before leaving for the holiday break. The juicer is of high quality and the fact that it’s made of glass makes it so much easier to […]

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Love in a Cage

Following my weekend trip to Auray I arrived right on time for my afternoon class and this week’s lesson was on the holiday season. I’m starting to adjust to being in the classroom and I’m grateful that my students are all wonderful even though they sometimes do get frustrated when they don’t understand every word […]

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