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Emma-Kate Schaake
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Chenonceau
Yesterday I visited another gorgeous place pictured in almost all of my French textbooks, Le Chateau de Chenonceau. To get there, I had a connecting train in Tours with some time to spare, so I wandered around and explored.   The theatre   A fountain from t...
Chenonceau
Chenonceau
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Nantes
Thursday I spent the morning sleeping in and recovering from my long day at Versailles, then ventured out to the park near where I am staying here in Angers. I am definitely starting to feel the fatigue of more than 2 months of travel, so it is nice to have...
Nantes
Nantes
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Versailles
Wednesday I spent a full day at the palace of Versailles. The palace was gorgeous, full of lavish ornamentation in every room fit for the kings and queens that lived there. Versailles is just as known for its expansive gardens outside as it is for the decor...
Versailles
Versailles
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Paris
                                          "Paris is always a good idea."-Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina I have a tiny snow globe with the eiffel tower inside that sits on my bookshelf at home, which I turn over every once in a while, with a small wish to visit s...
Paris
Paris
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Bonjour Angers!
I may have said goodbye to England but the adventures are just beginning for me here in France! It was fascinating to hear the language changes as I crossed into France. Suddenly, British accents faded away and I was saying Bonjour and Merci. Today I even f...
Bonjour Angers!
Bonjour Angers!
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Cheerio!
I can't believe 8 weeks have passed and it's time to say goodbye to beautiful England. Last night, the International Summer School held a farewell event summing up our time at the university and I was asked to give a little, informal speech about my experie...
Cheerio!
Cheerio!
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Windsor Castle
Saturday, it was off to Windsor Castle in the charming little town of Windsor on the Thames River. We took a train that didn't break down (I'm a little wary of trains since Cornwall ), wandered through the castle, explored the town, ate delicious hand craft...
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
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Shakespeare's Globe
Thursday afternoon, my Renaissance Tragedy class took a field trip into London to see Antony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre! We had time to wander in London along the Southbank before the play started, and the sun was shining, perfect for expl...
Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
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Exploring Our Backyard
This week I have spent more time in and around the Sussex area, exploring what I can by bus or by foot. Today marks 10 days left of our program, and another 10 days in France until I'm jetting back stateside. But, there are still adventures to be had and I'...
Exploring Our Backyard
Exploring Our Backyard
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Westminster and Beyond
It's so wonderful when what was once intimidating and overwhelming becomes recognizable and familiar. Success is when you can go to London, walk through the streets, navigate the tube, orient yourself with familiar landmarks, and recognize sites from previo...
Westminster and Beyond
Westminster and Beyond
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