Year Abroad FAQ

Did you know I went on a year abroad? I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before… I’m not even ashamed to admit that I’ve become one of those annoying people that loves to talk about their year abroad at every given opportunity because fyi it was literally the best year of my life. So you best…

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Can your relationship really survive a year abroad?

I was actually asked to write this post a while ago by someone who was thinking of doing a year abroad, but it appears that I am a bad person and so it’s taken me several months to actually follow through with it. But better late than never I guess? Well that’s up to you…

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Top bars and pubs in Toulouse

Since moving to Toulouse, I have pretty much eaten and drank my way through the entire city. They weren’t wrong when they said that theres a real aperitif culture in France, and I am definitely not complaining about it. Besides, living in the wine capital of the world, it would be culturally ignorant of me…

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Exploring the French Riviera

There’s something about the French Riviera that has always attracted my attention. I mean, with its long beaches, blue waters and palm tree laden streets, I think the majority of people would feel the same way as I do. The fact is, there are only so many times you can watch the Made in Chelsea…

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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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How to travel for less

When it comes to saving the pennies and going away, unfortunately, we usually have to make a choice between the two. The fact is that the words budgeting and holiday just don’t normally fit into the same sentence, as much as we wish that they did. Since coming on my year abroad, I have been…

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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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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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