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... that I’ll be working with as they have quite a high level of English!
This week I’ll be working Monday and Tuesday at Surgeres and Thursday at Courcon. Nathalie, the teacher that "looks after me" in Surgeres has invited me to stay at her house every time that I have back to back days in Surgeres, which is super helpful….it’s pretty expensive taking the bus back and forth.
Once again, I’ll say it. I am ...
... The location of Rochefort was ideal because of its location. It is inland a bit, but there is still access to it by the Charente river. At the mouth of the river, there are a few different islands that also aided in protecting it. La Corderie Royal (Royal Rope Factory) was a symbol that "France was fighting back against the naval power of the English".
In about the middle of our visit, a museum employee gathered everybody up to come back ...
It was all the way back to last weekend now when Hector,
Dana and I went to see the Frigate “Hermione” that was used by the French and
more specifically ordered by a wealthy man named La Fayette to be built and was
used in 1780 to help the Americans win their independence.
L’Hermione was built in Rochefort (where I’m living!) in
1779. It took 11 months for them to build. After she sailed to Boston to ...
... to get to know people better here, which in turn will make my next few months more enjoyable.
It turns out this blog ended up being quite a bit longer than I had imagined, so perhaps in a couple of days I will post again telling you about my day trip to Cognac, my visit to Hermione, and the Corderie Royale, which are both very interesting parts of history here in Rochefort….we played a bit of “tourist” in our own town. It was lovely.
... and it ended up arriving 40 minutes early because of an unexpected tail wind apparently. So it seemed pretty short. Bonus! I was super happy to get a ride back to Rochefort from a fellow teacher who was in Paris for the second week of the break as well. That was a double bonus and I’m very thankful. So it only cost 35 euros instead of 100 and some odd euros (the prices of the trains were abnormally high) and I had some good company.