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Back to Kentucky !

Back to Kentucky !

So after 7  months living in the south of France I made my way back to my old Kentucky home! And talk about a culture shock ! Going from Marseille, France to the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky ! My first impression back in the USA… it’s loud here!!! Seriously. So much louder! My flights were … Continue reading

Best Spring Break EVER

Best Spring Break EVER

Long time no see followers! Sorry for the delay but I have just completed the 13 day whirlwind spring break with my Penn State Roomie Hayley! We had an amazing time – shopping, eating, meeting new people, seeing concerts, getting lost, finding our way again, tea and coffee, language barriers, running for trains, buses and … Continue reading

Weekends are my favorite

Weekends are my favorite

It is nearly impossible to go back to work happily after a nice weekend. I was lucky enough to have a good friend visit this weekend. Marseille graciously afforded us lovely weather and plenty of wonderful things to do! On Friday, when Alexandre arrived from Grenoble we went to dinner at a great little place … Continue reading

Some observations

Some observations

And now…some randomness I am a slow eater. This is a problem when eating with others that are perhaps fast eaters. In the USA I can just ask for a to-go box and finish later if we are in a hurry. Here, there is no such thing. It saddens me every time I watch the … Continue reading

What I learned today…

What I learned today…

I comprehend more than I thought (en français). But the younger generation in France is the same as in the US…they mumble and I do not understand. I will remember this when I am back in the US. Ar-tic-u-late! Maps can make a city seem small, small enough to walk or bike across…this is not … Continue reading

French in France…

French in France…

So, I had my first day of French class today at the Alliance Française in Marseille. But first let me tell you about the day leading up to the class…I wanted to get to the building early because I thought I would have to pay fees and get books and whatnot. So, I woke up … Continue reading