Cycling through Brugge’s historical city center

I was a runner until I moved back with my parents during my four-month break between grad school and moving to France. Since then, I’ve participated in very little exercise, the only being walking around town. Since my confession is now out on the internet, I hope it will shame me into running tomorrow morning, or better yet, this …

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Taking a French train? There’s an app for that

While train travel isn’t always the cheapest option for moving around, especially with the increasing popularity of discount airlines such as RyanAir and EasyJet, it’s still my go-to, even when looking for a little weekender. Especially for staying within France, I’m extremely satisfied with French train company SNCF. Even while on strike, the TGV and … Continue reading Taking a French train? There’s an app for that

The Golden Rules of Living Abroad: Written by People Who Haven’t Done it

Before I left home, everyone I spoke to gave me advice. Even though none of them have moved off the continent before, I appreciate their eagerness to contribute and value (most) their insights. Two pieces of advice (other than “call your mother”) were given so often, I’ll now refer to them as “The Golden Rules of Living Abroad: Written … Continue reading The Golden Rules of Living Abroad: Written by People Who Haven’t Done it