The Coolest Museums in Toulouse

Believe it or not, I did actually try to inject a little bit of culture into my life whilst I was studying abroad. I’ll admit it, I claimed to get most of this culture through discovering the food that was on offer, but in an attempt to prove that I’m not just a greedy, lazy student, I did…

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The BEST food in Toulouse

When I moved to France, going out for food very quickly became one of my new favourite hobbies. Of course, if I was going to discover French culture the proper way, then I was going to need to try a whole lot of food, and with so many different restaurants to choose from here in…

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My Honest Opinion on French University

I have been somewhat hesitant about writing this post, for fear that it would simply turn into one of the many angry, whiny rants that I have given to people who made the mistake of asking me about French university. However, for me, having a blog is all about being honest, so here I am, ready…

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Spa Weekend on the Spanish Border

So it appears that I am somewhat addicted to mountain getaways. Less than a week after my weekend skiing in Saint-Lary, I was packing my suitcase for another overnight stay in the Pyrenees. This time, I was heading to the pretty little country of Andorra! The saying goes that good things come in small packages, and…

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Skiing in Saint-Lary

One of the best things about living in Toulouse is that I am only a mere few hours drive away from the Pyrenees. As someone who has been brought up in probably one of the flattest countries on earth, I have been so lucky to be able to spend time in the mountains whilst on my…

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The Toulouse Metro: a Survival Guide

Have you ever loved something so much, yet absolutely hated it at the same time? These directly opposing feelings are actually a perfect description of how I feel about the metro in Toulouse. On one hand, it is my saviour and my travelling best friend. On the other hand, it’s the place where I am forced…

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Review: Cirque du Soleil

I am extremely annoyed at myself for very nearly forgetting to write about one of the coolest things I’ve done in Toulouse so far. Maybe I need to read my own post about staying motivated and get my act together. This term I managed to tick something off my bucket list as I discovered that the Cirque…

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Les Marchés de Noël

So it seems that I may have blinked twice and semester one is almost over. Somehow, I have been calling Toulouse my home for four months now and I can’t quite tell you where all the time has gone. Nevertheless, the most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us, and spending the best…

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Pyrenees paradise

There are few views more spectacular than those you find up in the mountains. Unfortunately, back in England, living in possibly one of the flattest areas ever, these views don’t come around all that often. That’s why the Pyrenees became one of my top destinations to visit this year, and what better time to escape…

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I predict a riot

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about France since moving here, it’s that they love a good old protest. The French air of defiance has been present ever since I first came here in September when, fortunately for me, student protests and the resulting damage to campus meant that my term started a month later…

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