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Driving in France with DRIVY !

Driving in France with DRIVY !

This weekend was full of firsts … to continue on my quest for adventure I rented a car with DRIVY and drove myself, and most of my stuff to Antibes. Okay, explanation … I am going back to the States for two months at the end of October. After-which I am not sure where I … Continue reading

Run in Marseille Half Marathon 2014

Run in Marseille Half Marathon 2014

It’s about a week after I ran the Marseille Half Marathon  ! Remember last year ? It was awful, I undertrained, the race was not well organized, it rained the whole time, I had stomach issues the rest of the day (and subsequently stayed in bed / near the restroom all day), couldn’t walk for like a … Continue reading

The CouchSurfing Community

The CouchSurfing Community

I know I haven’t gotten caught up yet…I’ve been a lazy blogger … there’s a whole slew of things to tell you about (including my awesome USA trip with the BF!). But for today I want to talk about something else. CouchSurfing. Yesterday was my first CouchSurfing Event – evening drinks on the beach in … Continue reading

What it’s like …

What it’s like …

I wanted to title this post: What it’s like to be 27 and not settling down. I didn’t want to though because this implies that I am perhaps not in a happy relationship or that I am not on a good life path or whatever. Most days I am 100% happy with the way things … Continue reading

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

I know it’s been a while and I have quite a few back posts to catch up on but I wanted to start with the most recent and work backwards … it’s easier this way 😀 I just returned back to the USA for a two month stint after spending the last 3 months in … Continue reading

French progression

French progression

I recently re-signed up for French classes at the Alliance Française in Marseille. I hadn’t been taking the courses for a while after I left for my two month summer back in the USA (to work, silly!). I didn’t want to invest as much money, nor time as I did in the beginning of my … Continue reading

deux ans, tranquille :)

deux ans, tranquille :)

October 31, 2015 That is how long I can, as of today, legally stay in France without making another visit to the prefecture ! YAY !  Sometime last week I realized that I should probably verify the date of expiration of my current récépissé de demande de carte de séjour. If you’ve done this before … Continue reading

PhD woes

PhD woes

About three years ago, before I started the PhD venture and I was still “just” doing my masters I thought to myself, regarding the PhD, what’s everyone complaining about? It’s not that bad, right? You get paid to do research, most of which is in front of a computer. You get paid to go to … Continue reading

Recent Runnin’ Gear

Recent Runnin’ Gear

I was talking with my dad on the phone a few minutes ago — it is SO cold back in Kentucky. I almost feel bad for complaining when I say that I consider running in Marseille in the morning, before the sun wakes up, to be my form of cold weather running (it’s maybe 38F~4C) … Continue reading