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Spring Break in Paris

April 25, 2013 Laura Apperson 0

  Spring in Paris means picnics under the Eiffel Tower on the Champs de Mars and in the park behind my university. Everyone sprawls out with their baguettes and lunch goodies they bought from the […]

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French slang

April 19, 2013 Laura Apperson 0

Since I have arrived in Paris, I have discovered the massive amount of expressions in this beautiful (and, I’ve found, quite poetic) language. Some of my French friends use them so much that they have […]

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Men of Paris

April 12, 2013 Laura Apperson 0

W e have all heard the stereotypes of Paris: romantic (it is the city of Love, after all), with music on every corner and wine and cheese in everyone’s hands. And along with this romantic […]

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Bikes in Amsterdam

March 29, 2013 Laura Apperson 0

Bikes, bikes, bikes. That’s the first thing you see when you pull into Amsterdam Central–as the name suggests, it is the most central station in the small, charming town in Holland. Most visitors come here […]

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Fingers crossed

March 5, 2013 Laura Apperson 0

We are used to excessive paper-writing in the U.S.—three pages here, five pages there, ten pages (with research) at the end of the semester. In France, you write a large dissertation at the end of […]

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It’s time to travel: chouchsurfing

February 19, 2013 Laura Apperson 0

I am going to Amsterdam for four days in March, after spending the first half in Florence and Milan, and we’re traveling by Megabus overnight both there and back. To save money (notice we chose to take […]

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