Days 41-46: Praline Tarts, Protons, and Thirty-Five Kilometers of Cycling

Ah, the Dog Days of summer. If you haven’t experienced ninety-degree weather without air conditioning, then you haven’t truly lived in Europe during the summer. In all honesty, it hasn’t been that bad. Synthesis laboratory gets quite warm; however, our students prove to be quite creative when it comes to staying cool. Additionally, this was … Continue reading Days 41-46: Praline Tarts, Protons, and Thirty-Five Kilometers of Cycling

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Days 37-40: Ich Bin ein Berliner!

Yes, it might be nice to be a jelly doughnut. Or a chocolate beignet; you know, the ones they sell in the cafeteria we eat at after class…Whether a pastry or a person from Berlin, I would be exceptionally proud to be from this historical city. It possesses a rich culture and sense of pride … Continue reading Days 37-40: Ich Bin ein Berliner!

Days 29-32: Back to Beaujolais and North to L’Abresle

Five days in Paris is enough to tucker any self-respecting traveler. Between the lift-less metro system and the hours wandering by the Seine, it quickly drains the energy from your body. You don’t realize it for another few days, until your body finally says “Enough!” Despite the fatigue coursing through my veins, I still managed … Continue reading Days 29-32: Back to Beaujolais and North to L’Abresle

Days 23-27: Strolling by the Seine for the Fourth Time Again

Warning: Ultra long post ahead. This trip marks my fourth (and hopefully not my last) visit to the beautiful city of Paris. I could go on and on about what makes this city so wonderful, but I’m sure that the photos do all the talking for me. Fortunately, the Seine was not flooded this year, … Continue reading Days 23-27: Strolling by the Seine for the Fourth Time Again