Bonjour from Tel Aviv (still). I said I'd write something about my experience teaching English in France and I will...I didn't win "Most Dependable" in the 6th grade pop polls for nothing! So here's a very little bit: Summary of TAPIF from my perspective...teaching is very difficult, and I am very happy I got to live in … Continue reading TAPIF wrap-up and travel reflections
Shalom from Tel Aviv! I finished TAPIF! It was a mixed experience, more on that in another post. My 20 hours in Lyon was just an incredible bonus tacked on to the beginning of my trip to Israel. I found a cheap and direct Transavia flight to Tel Aviv from Lyon, so why not! It … Continue reading Lyon on a sunny afternoon
When trying to come up with a clever title for this post about my trip to Scotland, I thought of this "Great Scott" business, but I wasn't 100% sure what it actually means. So I asked the internet. I guess it is appropriate as a title here. The very best part about this particular trip … Continue reading Great Scott!
Here are some photos of my time in Sudtirol (South Tyrol), Verena's home region. It's Italy, but it didn't feel Italian. In fact, this was my 2nd trip to Italy and I still have yet to visit the major tourist areas (Rome, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terra, etc.). Photos from the valley where she grew up: … Continue reading Sudtirol
Voila, encore les vacances! Well, we've been working for 6 weeks now, so it's time for some more vacation. I started off by driving with my friend, Verena, one of my Moroccan adventure co-conspirators, from Strasbourg back to her hometown of Goldrain, Italy. It is in the German-speaking part of Italy (much to my surprise … Continue reading Bavarian-Tyrolean Roadtrip
For my friends and family I'm in touch with regularly, you already know some of my thoughts, frustrations, and negative experiences working as a language assistant in a French middle school and high school through TAPIF. So far, the main things I do like about this experience include getting to live in Strasbourg, meeting and … Continue reading Teacher life update
As I was saying, Laila, our train compartment-mate on our long trip to Fes from Marrakech, completely changed our entire trip. After only about 1-2 hours of sitting together on the train, she had already invited the three of us to stay at her mother's (empty) apartment. After a few more hours of conversation in … Continue reading Morocco 2 of 2