Days 16-19: Tall Tales from Toulouse

This week was the first full week of the program; and like last year, the semester hit the ground running. With only eight weeks in the semester, there was no time to waste!   Day 16 Today, the BEST Lyon tour group visited the Institut Lumière, located right in Lyon. The Lumière brothers, Auguste and … Continue reading Days 16-19: Tall Tales from Toulouse

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Days 7-12: Bienvenue a Lyon…Encore Une Fois!

Ah. It feels good to be back.   Day 7 After a pleasant (but crowded) ride on the TER from Saint Gervais, we finally arrived in Lyon. It’s one of the largest cities in France, situated in the Rhône-Alpes region. I love this city: it possesses a great balance between quaint little town and thriving … Continue reading Days 7-12: Bienvenue a Lyon…Encore Une Fois!

Days 5-7: Sailing Through Chamonix and Saint Gervais

Day 5 After a long few days in Paris, it was nice to take a relaxing train ride into Saint Gervais-les-Bains (I will refer to it as just "Saint Gervais"). This quiet, little town only springs to life in the mid-summer and winter, and caters to the outdoor types. The snow-capped Alps can be seen … Continue reading Days 5-7: Sailing Through Chamonix and Saint Gervais

Days 1-5: Crossing the Pond to Paris

Me, externally: “I’m really excited to return to Europe!” Me, internally: “OGM I’M GOING BACK WOOHOO!!!!1!!”   Day 1 First days are always travel days. They mark the ending of one journey, and the beginning of the next. For me, this was the end of an incredibly busy semester at Georgia Tech. I was happy … Continue reading Days 1-5: Crossing the Pond to Paris