Beautiful from Below – Montreal

Beautiful from Below – Montreal

View US Roadtrip 2010 in a larger map We were walking up to the mountain in the center of Montreal, from which the city gets it’s name, through the dense forests of bare, winter trees, with a spattering of pine providing glimpses of green. Like almost everywhere...
US Roadtrip

US Roadtrip

Sorry for the long delay between posts – but, without further adieu, the next phase in my adventures. A roadtrip across America, starting last week. Here’s a map which will be updated as I go with the progress.       View US Roadtrip 2010 in...

Dutch Culture and Travels

Today, from Utrecht, the Netherlands View Larger Map As I mentioned before, this is my 5th trip to Europe. Most Europeans seem surprised that I’ve traveled to Europe so many times already, and get another surprise when they find out that I can speak French. But...

Living in a Foreign Language

Over the past two weeks (which sometimes feels like months) I’ve, for the first time in my life, truly been living in a foreign language. Everyday, I have had a long, detailed conversation in French, everyday, I’ve learned a new word of slang, and...

French Myths Exposed (and confirmed)

From Marseille, France Agrandir le plan I promised this post – exposing some of the French stereotypes that pervade our (read: American) thinking about Europe. There’s a motto about traveling, especially when you go to a place with expectation, that you...

Seeing France though Others Eyes

From Avignon, France Agrandir le plan My first post from the road, almost a week after departing. Apologies for taking so long, but internet can be tough to find, especially after your laptop battery dies in a country where the cafes rarely have outlets. This is my...