Putting aside the frankly horrible history behind Thanksgiving, it is a really cute little holiday. I have never celebrated Thanksgiving, (mainly as I have absolutely no reason to) so I was pretty excited to see what it was like. I was also utterly overjoyed to have the chance to escape...
Each time I talk to my little brother on Skype, rather than asking how I am or saying that he misses me, the first thing he asks is, “have you gotten fat yet?” And to be honest I really don’t know how I have avoided doubling in size. Everything...
Spring break is coming. Next week, a large amount of you students will fly to warm destinations and sunny beaches. You will be drunk all day, partying with loads of students in Mexico, Florida or California. Well, that is the image that we, French people, have of the “Spring...
Right on cue, the weather is slowly turning into fall on the last days of the La Mercè festival in Barcelona. By fall I really mean 73 degrees and rain showers, but here that means people have been putting on their scarves and sweaters. The La Mercè festival included a...
On the top of the mountain of Montserrat, it smells like rosemary. The sun is shining and it feels nice to breathe something in other than cigarette smoke and diesel. Sometimes you just need to climb a mountain. Living in the city is exciting, however lately I’ve been missing...
As the plane took off I had a full view of Barcelona one last time. Thankfully, I had 3 rows of seats to myself, so no one could see me crying like a baby as we ascended further and further away. On my last full day in the city, I...
In the UK I live in the countryside or to put it more accurately, the middle of nowhere.  Therefore I am accustomed to wide open spaces and a horribly limited access to public transport - even the closest bus stop is 15-minutes away by car. Therefore living in Rhode...
This week I have decided to write about one serious issue: the weather. I knew the winter would be difficult here, but no, no one told me I would live three months in Antarctica. I come from the northern part of France, where it is supposed to be the coldest...
The barren Spanish countryside passes by my window on one side, and outside the other the rising sun glistens off of the Mediterranean Sea. Having the freedom to wake up and take a train to almost anywhere is one of the best feelings in the world. If I had...
For thirty seconds I let go of every inhibition and danced. Before I knew what I was doing, I grabbed the outstretched hand in front of me and I was pulled into the middle of the dance floor to flamenco in front of at least 50 people. Flamenco is one...

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