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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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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24 hours in Montpellier

After being told multiple times by my Montpellier born-and-bred flatmate that Toulouse is only part of the ‘wannabe’ south of France, I thought I should give his beloved city a visit and test out this theory. One of the best things about everyone on your course doing a year abroad, is that you can go…

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Culture, clothing and cuisine: exploring Toulouse

With all the perpetual confusion of French university giving me stress on the daily, this weekend provided me with a much welcome break…what do you mean ‘dramatic’? So, to get away from the ever-so-difficult life of a student, I spent the weekend exploring more of my wonderful new home with my boyfriend who came to visit me!…

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Carcassonne in a day

After spending hours meticulously translating a French wikipedia article about the city of Carcassonne for one of my second year modules, I thought it was only fair that I got to visit it in the flesh during my year abroad. Luckily for me, it sits just just over an hour away from my new home…

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Serenity in Saillans

Now that October has come around, I am finally having to accept that my year abroad isn’t just a year-long holiday as I start my course at university. As I am sat here on my first Toulousain rainy Sunday encountering the confusing world of French admin, I can’t help but wish I could rewind to my recent…

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What I ate in Barcelona

Food, glorious food. What a delicious essential for survival. One of the best things about going abroad, besides all the sightseeing and sunning yourself up, is having the chance to try the amazing cuisine that is on offer! On my recent holiday to Barcelona, I opted for a non all-inclusive hotel, which meant I got…

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South West France- Hotspots

Every year since I can remember, I have gone on holiday to France with my family in the summer. In fact, in all my twenty years, it is actually the only country outside of the UK that we have ever visited all together. There are so many amazing places in France, and in all my years…

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Barcelona: A Travel Guide

Without a doubt, my recent holiday to Barcelona was one of the most jam-packed trips I have ever experienced. It took me seven sunny days, multiple metro tickets and thousands of steps to discover everything I wanted to and more. Now that I’m home, I am seeing so many others going off to Barcelona and…

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