La vie strasbourgeoise: I am slowly making my way around Strasbourg and other parts of Alsace. Lots of cool things to see, do, and eat!
Recently, I went on a day trip to Basel, Switzerland where I met some friends. It’s a lovely city, though it’s about 5x more expensive to do anything in Switzerland compared to France.
It’s been a couple weeks of plugging away, attempting to make a positive difference in the English education of my 275+ students I see every week. So far, it has been frustrating more often than not (logistical difficulties finding empty classrooms, video projectors not working or completely missing, and the most difficult part for me: very unmotivated students), but I enjoy the good classes very much! Just need to figure out how to have more of those. Tips welcome.
Also, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I missed my family a whole lot on Thanksgiving, but luckily I am about to co-host a fabulous Friendsgiving dinner with my two excellent American friends in their super lovely apartment. I am in charge of making the stuffing (THANKS UNCLE DAVID!! <3) and the brussel sprouts.
For anyone who knows French, the following is a hilarious “survival guide” for helping locals deal with the craziness of the tourist hoards who descend on Strasbourg between November 25 and December 24 for the famous Christmas markets (les marchés de Noël):
Peace and Love (we all need more of that in our world these days),