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INDIA | Fri, 12 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [751]

It's only about 110kms to Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry) but as most of the road from Tiruvannamalai is not highway, it takes around three hours. From the main Chennai road, the toll national highway is a pleasure. I muse whether NH66 could ... Read more >

Tags: ashok tree, bay of bengal, churches, colonialism, french, pondicherry, pondy, puducherry, tamil

Okonomiyaki and Yarn

JAPAN | Sat, 13 Feb 2016 | By kakimono | Views [404]

Saturday morning and afternoon were calm and uneventful, at least for me. We'd received word (via email, so it is used for something) that Return of Kings was planning a large gathering in Umeda, so we should avoid it. If you don't have enough Facebook ... Read more >

Tags: food, french, okonomiyaki, spelling, yarn

Let's Take a Train to Anywhere

JAPAN | Sat, 23 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [608]

Wednesday the first few hours were dedicated to train vocabulary. How to buy train tickets, how to buy shinkansen tickets, commuter passes, etc. After a little over an hour in the classroom, we headed out to one of the nearby train stations to get tickets ... Read more >

Tags: food, french, japanese, pens, river, train, transportation

I'm Getting Better at This!

FRANCE | Wed, 11 Nov 2015 | By kakimono | Views [374]

In Integration, we learned a few more theorems about integrals and sequences of functions (such as Borel-Canelli Lemma and Fatou’s lemma) and defined negligible sets (having a measure of zero) and properties that are true almost everywhere (true ... Read more >

Tags: analysis, classes, french, history, math, russian, topology

Is it the middle of the semester already? Because that would explain the midterms.

FRANCE | Wed, 4 Nov 2015 | By kakimono | Views [376]

Intégration was dedicated to proving the Monotone Convergence Theorem. The previous week, he’d given us a statement of the theorem, but said we didn’t have the time to prove it just then. But, with the entirety of a two hour class ... Read more >

Tags: analysis, classes, exams, french, history, math, russian, topology

Tests and Reviews

FRANCE | Tue, 20 Oct 2015 | By kakimono | Views [380]

In Integration, we started looking at integrals. On the first day of class, the CM professor had explained that the point of the class was not to teach us to integrate better. Which is good, because if that had been the point, spending five weeks without ... Read more >

Tags: analysis, classes, french, history, math, russian, topology

I'm still taking classes.

FRANCE | Sat, 10 Oct 2015 | By kakimono | Views [411]

If anyone has been quietly thinking to themselves “why is she always talking about classes? I didn’t know she actually intended to study abroad,” worry no longer. As of this week, description of what’s going on in my classes ... Read more >

Tags: analysis, french, math, russian, school, topology

Topology and languages part two: the easy version of Wednesday

FRANCE | Sun, 20 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [429]

Thursday required me getting up in time to be at a 10:45 class. It is one of only two morning classes I have this semester. Life is rough. The class in question was topology. I think it won the dubious title of most comprehensible topology class ... Read more >

Tags: banking, french, math, sunset, topology

The end of the week (not to be confused with the weekend)

FRANCE | Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [258]

After finishing the test, I did not want to sit down. So I just started walking, with the vague plan of going until I got tired, and then maybe catching a metro back from wherever I ended up. I got hungry first, and stopped for lunch at a crepe stand ... Read more >

Tags: apartment, dinner, french, internet

Nothing like a three-hour French test to get your day off to a good start

FRANCE | Mon, 7 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [246]

One of the classes I’d registered for was French, so that needed to begin with a placement test. We were told to show up at precisely 9:00, and expect it to take about 3 hours. Because I can never get enough of French placement tests (why else ... Read more >

Tags: cultural differences, french, registration, tests

French 3010 comes back to haunt me

FRANCE | Sun, 6 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [333]

There weren’t any morning activities scheduled on Thursday, so I slept in, walked around Paris for a while, and finally worked my way back to the university around two. This had given them enough time to respond to my e-mail, first to forward ... Read more >

Tags: art, course registration, french

Turns out Carthage students particiapting in Brown study abroads aren't typical Brown students

FRANCE | Wed, 26 Aug 2015 | By kakimono | Views [333]

There are several cities where, the night before I leave, I stare out a window and make a promise to myself and to the city that I'll be back. Paris is not one of those cities. Rather, it's one of the cities that it seems like I keep returning to. It's ... Read more >

Tags: french, housing, japanese, music

Laos After Dark

LAOS | Tue, 31 Mar 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [622]

I’ve been mispronouncing Laos my entire life. It wasn’t until I started researching the country as a possible destination for this trip that I learned, it’s Laos like Cow, not Laos like Mouse. Turns out there were many things I didn’... Read more >

Tags: bridge, elephants, food, french, laos, luang prabang, mekong, monks, temples

La France Profonde

FRANCE | Thu, 3 Oct 2013 | By elcastleberry | Views [601]

Soggy clumps of the floral wallpaper fall onto my forearm as I shove the paint scraper upward against the wall. The muted green and pastel pink pattern, once so popular decades ago, now gives way to the soft, white plaster beneath it.  "Shit," ... Read more >

Tags: culture, dinner parties, food, france, french, french food, language, soup, wine

A Weekend Getaway: Pondicherry

INDIA | Tue, 2 Jul 2013 | By subranu | Views [595]

Hello Pondy! Pondicherry Railway Station Looking for a quick weekend away? Pondicherry is the answer. The small town offers a lot for a weekend. Pack your bags and catch the next train or bus to Pondicherry ... Read more >

Tags: auroville, beach, french, india, paradise beach, photography, pondicherry, sea, travel

Devils Island French Guiana

FRENCH GUIANA | Thu, 7 Mar 2013 | By boatybex | Views [1077]

Devils Island French Guiana Devil’s Island (French: Île du Diable) is the smallest and northernmost island of the three rocky islands that make up Devil’s Island (nowadays known by their original name, the Iles du Salut), located ... Read more >

Tags: french, guiana. devils island, prisons, south america

Köln: The Unexpected Journey (1)

GERMANY | Fri, 17 Jun 2011 | By libby-k8 | Views [632]

Had a couple of days to fill in between visiting Anne and heading to Nadja’s place, so I jumped on the net the day before to search for a hostel in Stuttgart.   They were all full. Never mind, I thought.   I’ll head to Frankfurt instead.... Read more >

Tags: cologne, french, koeln, köln, pathpoint cologne, youth hostel

Being French in Kep

CAMBODIA | Tue, 14 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [3433] | Comments [1]

We didn’t really know what we were expecting to do while in Kep. The beach isn’t as nice as those in Sihanoukville, and while there a few day trips you can do, the real drawcard is the amazingly fresh seafood and lazing in a hammock by the water’s ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cambodia, connect locally, drinking, entertainment, food, france, french, kep, travel

(Practically) Free Paris

FRANCE | Mon, 28 Feb 2011 | By theglobetrottingtexan | Views [757]

P aris is known to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. If you’re not well-informed, it surely is: my budgeting skills have been beaten by Paris before, and almost once again this last week (which is why I was gone from the blogosphere, briefly) ... Read more >

Tags: budget, capital, cheap, france, free, french, paris, travel, trip, velib

Couchsurfing, or How I was About to Meet Magic Bastos

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 24 Feb 2011 | By darwinsdream | Views [954]

Late September 2010. On the web, he is still virtual: Bastien Perret, French, 32. Jamie shows me the electronic details about his new future friend.   -He shall arrive today, said Jamie. -Can you open the door?  ... Read more >

Tags: australia, couchsurfing, french, friends, itinerary, life, sydney, travel

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