a très french day

Since arriving in Toulouse, I’ve taken loads of pictures and am trying to get ahead on blog posts before the daily grind of classes start up. I’m in my last week before my month-long TEFL course begins, during which I will be in class from 9am-7pm Monday through Friday. No more day time adventures or Netflix…

cheap eats

Situated south of the city center, and around the corner from our apartment, lies Grand Rue Saint-Michel. It’s a residential quarter popular with students and although it can be kind of seedy, it’s also where Daniel and I do all of our grocery shopping and get great, inexpensive meals. We walked along Saint-Michel our first…

an english bookstore and a japanese garden

When we were packing our lives into several duffles to move to Toulouse, books were unfortunately the kind of item we had to leave behind. I finished the two books that I had come with, so I was in a pinch. Luckily for me, a Google search for an English bookstore returned this great find,…

laundry day

One of the selling points of our studio was that it came furnished with a washing machine – a rare thing in Europe! We don’t have a dryer so we hang clothes on the bathroom radiator or in the windows. And for the big stuff, like bedding, we walk down the street to the laundromat….

munich – oktoberfest

Now that we we’ve settled in, it’s time to take off! A year ago, Daniel’s friend Vikas reserved a table at one of Oktoberfest’s oldest tents and now the big event had come. This would be a first for us, but not for Vikas, who lives in Berlin and had been to Oktoberfest the year…

day 1 or cue the magic

It’s Sunday afternoon and somehow Daniel and I have pulled ourselves out of bed. The jetlag was rougher than I expected and although it was tempting to sleep all day, we were also anxious to see the city. We had just arrived at our studio apartment the day before and spent that evening unpacking 2…