Nice is Nice, Take 2

As you know from being an avid fan of my blog, I have already been to Nice once before on this trip abroad, with one of my guy friends during last semester. That was my first real trip while I was in Lyon, so we didn’t really do much because I hadn’t yet learned how […]

3 Trains, 2 Villes, 1 Jour: Aix-en-Provence & Avignon

We left our hostel in Marseille early so that we could get to the station and be ready by 8 am, when our train left for Aix-en-Provence, so we had an early start to our day. Once we arrived in Aix, we checked with the train station, a hotel we passed, and the tourist office, […]

“Go to Marseille,” They Said, “It Will Be Sunny,” They Said…

And so, after seemingly an endless time at school (in reality, about a month and a half), begins Spring Break! My friend and I decided that it would be a good idea to go to the south of France since they have sun and beaches and joy, which Lyon seems to be devoid of at […]

Krakow AKA The Time I Stayed in Real Hotels and Ate at Real Restaurants

I should first explain what I was doing in Krakow, since it is not really a huge tourist destination or somewhere I would have gone by myself or just for fun. Krakow is a city in Poland (+1 for you if you already knew that; when I was interviewing pledges, none of them knew where […]

Spring Break (A Quick Update)

Hello family and friends! I just finished my tour of southern France and am currently in a hostel for one more night in Marseille before I head to Krakow tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, there is a strike, so we have to arrive at the airport 3 hours before our flight. Therefore, we need to arrive at […]

The Californians Go to Pérouges

The UC EAP program pulled through once again and planned a short afternoon trip to Pérouges, a small medieval city which is about 15 minutes away from Lyon. The “city” is a circle which you can walk around in about 10 minutes. They have a church / fortress where the people of the town used […]

Rome: Four Gelatos, Three Days, Two Gnocchis and One Bag

Before I begin going day by day of my trip in Rome, I wanted to start off with a few things. I decided to go to Rome really on just a whim, and did no research about what to see, what to do, where to eat, where to stay, etc. After a rough start to […]