Barcelona: Round 2

After our time in Madrid, we were feeling at least a little better so we were able to get up and go on our super early flight and not feel dead the rest of the day. After a healthy helping of Starbucks, we walked over to our hostel and got ready to go on the […]

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Since I have a really boring day of classes ahead and have spent much of yesterday just retyping my notes from these past three weeks (aka trying to do that every few minutes and then giving up and watching Whose Line is it Anyway? instead), I decided that I would make a physical list of […]

Un week-end à Genève

I just got back from a two day trip to Geneva, Switzerland! I went with one of my friends from the Oregon program in Lyon, and we stayed with one of her high school friends who is currently studying in Geneva because she has a baller internship with the UN. She was also super cool […]

Paris: Days 1 – 5

Even though school in Lyon has come to a close, I am still in Europe for another two weeks with my family in Paris! Although it is kind of a bummer not be be able to be home and seeing everyone in California for another two weeks while everyone else posts Facebook updates at the […]

Grenoble!

I went to Grenoble this past weekend with two of my friends from the UC EAP Language and Culture Program, as a spur of the moment idea just so we would be out of Lyon for a weekend. Since the program is starting to come to a close (eeep!!) we are all starting to get […]

Toussaint: Berlin

Hallo again! This post is going to be all about the time that I spent in Berlin, but unfortunately for me, I was only there for about two days before I had to come home to Lyon (still not a bad place to HAVE to come back to; I mean, look at this). Berlin is […]

Toussaint: Prague

Okay, I am finally getting around to writing posts for the Toussaint week even though I have been back for two weeks…sorry about that! Classes are really busy after a break because they want to be able to cram in two weeks worth of information into one day of class, so I’ve been listening to […]

Toussaint: Barcelona

Before we begin: three things. First of all, Barcelona is beautiful! Second of all, Barcelona is CRAZY. Third of all, Barcelona has a bunch of political and cultural problems that I didn’t even know existed (which is kind of upsetting since my major is International Studies with an emphasis in EUROPE). Okay, first things first. […]

Sick in France + Movies

So after Saturday’s post where all I did was complain about being sick here in France, my host mom has taken care of me hardcore! She came into my room on saturday and saw me curled in a ball, coughing and not being able to speak and then she made me BOWLS of tea (see: […]

A Day in Beaujolais

Yesterday, on 29 September, the UC EAP Lyon program planned a trip for all of the kids in my program to go to Beaujolais and meet a French family who makes bread and makes wine…in their home in Provence. Basically, the coolest thing ever. Beaujolais is about an hour away, so we all got onto […]