After having hastily fled from Côte D'Ivoire, I finally have the time and mental capacity to round up my thoughts and start writing again. It's our 3rd day in France, and 2nd day to be fully under the quarantine. I'm at Augustin's Dad's house here in Bordeaux. Luckily it is big and spacious with a … Continue reading Day 3 Quarantine
It's a Sunday afternoon and we decided to take a trip up to the Parc National du Banco to get some fresh air. Sunday in Abidjan means no traffic, so we hailed a taxi and cruised on up to the park. Many people suggest getting a guide, including the personnel at the entrance, but being … Continue reading A Walk in Banco National Park
Harmattan. This was a word unfamiliar to me until I got first-hand experience of its effects. It's not something you can touch per se, but definitely something you can feel. According to Wikipedia: "The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry and … Continue reading It’s not clouds, it’s “Harmattan”
May 2019 It was a long weekend in France and we spent our time driving through the Western Norwegian Fjords and let me just stop right now to say that this region took my breath away (literally and figuratively, it was beautiful, but still quite cold!). Very often, I found myself standing in awe at … Continue reading Wild Camping in Norway
June 14, 2019 I am teeming with excitement as today was the day I finally took my first DELF test, the official french government test to score your language skills and assess how well you really know french. PS English speakers, “passé” means to take the test (not literally like pass and not fail the … Continue reading J’ai passé le Delf A2!
Living in Ireland, I learned they had quite the drinking culture. Okay well, I actually already knew that, but I didn't realize how thoroughly engrained it is in their society. The weather is not often nice, and instead often cold and bitter. What better way to spend the day than in a nice warm pub, … Continue reading The Irish Whiskey Museum of Dublin, and Why You Need to Go
I've been in Paris for about 3 weeks now and I finally feel like I have fully settled in. I bought some furniture on Le Bon Coin, I started a babysitting job, and I've been more serious about studying French. Now that I have adjusted to my living space I want to spend more time … Continue reading My Paris To-Do List