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Round Trip Roundup: JUNE

Oh là là!  A summer in France?  C'est la vie!  I've made some wonderful memories across the Pond, but I've learned so much more.  And it hasn't always been pretty.  That being said, here's my top 5 for the month: 1. My new lock screen It may just be me, but there's something about a… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: JUNE

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Grocery Shopping Abroad

No textbook or teacher could ever prepare for grocery shopping in a foreign country.  Even beyond the foods you’ve never heard of, there are so many more questions.  Why are they selling rice in packages bigger than dog food bags?  Why are they also selling cat statues?  Is that duck in a microwavable dinner?  Shopping… Continue reading A Step-by-Step Guide to Grocery Shopping Abroad

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Photo Diary: Toulouse, France

It’s a big city but also a small town.  I’ve never been anywhere like Toulouse: a bustling city with multiple metro lines yet boasts a small town charm.  This city and its culture are incredibly beautiful, and these few snapshots can’t even convey all of its glory. Jardin des Plantes This garden had been recommended… Continue reading Photo Diary: Toulouse, France

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Why Living Abroad Isn’t Perfect

A summer in France?  Ugh, I’m so jealous!  You’re going to have so much fun!  My summer is so boring compared to yours!  Yes, I’m #blessed to be spending three months in such a beautiful country with a rich culture, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret: it’s not perfect. I… Continue reading Why Living Abroad Isn’t Perfect

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How to Make a House a Home While Living Abroad

The expat life looks glamorous with its exotic culture and foreign foods, but there’s something to say for familiarity and known.  Living abroad may include a host of new experiences and exciting adventures, but it’s important to create a “homey” space in your apartment or house while living abroad for any amount of time. This… Continue reading How to Make a House a Home While Living Abroad