Dec 17

I went to Reims, a town 40 minutes north of Paris, with 2 of my friends on one Sunday. We hung out at the Christmas markets, ate lunch and drank mulled wine. And I took some nice pictures! Sherlock!!!

Nov 16

I went to Prague last weekend! My mom was going to speak at a legal tech conference there on Monday, so we decided to meet up a few days earlier to see the city. I took a flight Thursday night and was there within an hour and a half. We stayed in a hotel right […]

Oct 07

Ah. My joy at being registered for courses was very quickly replaced with DREAD. Now it would really begin. I’d sit in class completely lost, struggling to understand professors who’d speak at the speed of light in complicated jargon. What if, contrary to everything I’d heard, class participation was a thing, and professors picked on […]

Sep 16

I had my first macarons in Paris! They were delicious. Chocolate, passion fruit, raspberry, salted caramel, and lavender. We finished up our intensive French class this week. As the days went on, fewer and fewer people showed up to class, until we were down to just 6 people. We took our final on Friday, which […]

Sep 11

One week in and I’ve already managed to freak out the guy who works in the cheese shop next door. I see him every day– he’s always standing outside in the shop’s doorway– so I usually say hi when I leave for class in the morning. This guy is somewhat close to my age and […]

Sep 02

As crazy as it’s been, I’ve been having a lot of fun, too. My second night in Paris, a group of us from the hostel bought some food from a nearby supermarket and went to the huge lawn right by the Louvre for a picnic. We watched the sunset with a view of the Eiffel […]

Gabrielle in Paris