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 V: Just My Luck

New Generation Festival-Night II When my alarm wakes me up, I head to the bathroom to get ready and this time I am not as nervous as I get dressed. I don’t try to leave a bit earlier as I did the night before and I don’t even put as much effort (or time) into […]

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Florence III: Opening Night Continued

New Generation Festival-Night I I find the second half of the opera to be much more enjoyable than the first and once the show ends, I go in search of the restroom. When I come out, I make my way to the room where a Jazz band is set up for the next phase of […]

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Dublin: Museums & Fairs

Museums Today Sarena and I visited the Chester Beatty Library and I wished I had gotten to spend more time in the sacred art section but we were due at Trinity College where we had scheduled a block of time see The Book of Kells. It is purported to be the oldest book world but […]

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A Day in Auray

I accompanied Louise to the local open market this morning.  After she purchased some vegetables, we stepped right across the street to visit the stately church overlooking the market. I admired the stained glass windows and Angel statues and I loved having the reminder that Angels are all around me throughout this trip. After the […]

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Brest with Friends

Monsieur (M.) et Madame (Mme.) Rose picked me up and we spent the day in Brest. When I woke up this morning I did not realize it was Friday and not Saturday so I was shocked when I looked out the window to see a student walking outside. On our way to Brest, M. Rose […]

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Postcards From France

Brittany, France. I was very tired on Tuesday but by the time I got to my last class of the morning I was energized. The lesson I planned for this week was on The Roaring Twenties. We explored the topics of the Prohibition era including Speakeasys, mobsters and the rise of organized crime, The Harlem Renaissance including […]

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Another Day in Rennes

I did laundry over the weekend and on Monday I spent the day in Rennes. Once I hopped off the train at Rennes, I took a walk around town and came across the Marché de Noël site before scoping out the area I was going for an appointment and the walk was invigorating.

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