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Vichy has brought me a few romantic experiences I've never known in Australia. Before I go on, my host Mum wants it to be known that what I'm about to share is not at all typical of France, but is rather born from the second language school environment, where foreigners mingle.
And they really do mingle. I almost feel like that's the reason why some of them made the trip here.
This all started on the first day of my first week. My friend Eloise and I had ...
Bienvenue à Vichy !
Vichy is the town I'm based in for the duration of my study. I'm staying with a host family that lives 5 - 10 minutes walk from the school.
The family is lovely! There are 4 kids, though only 2 live at home. They are a boy of 17 years and a girl of 15 years, both in high school (lycée). The other two are 20 and 22, and they live in a nearby town where they both attend the same university. I've got to meet the older ones in the last few day as ...
... it to myself by believing it to be an educational experience, which it was. I learned that everything had a French twist. Firstly, they didn't ask if I wanted cheese. They just gave it. Typical.
Also, they didn't have the usual varieties of cheese, only what I know as cheddar. Make of that what you will. All I've got to offer is the information that the French really, really like cheese.
Also, the word for ...
We headed on to the next Aire which was at the top of a mountain and the views were spectacular. The camp owner told us to park at the side as the last camper to park got stuck and they could not get out, so we parked and made tea took in some of the views and then when it got dark went in to the pub which was like going into someone front room with a small bar area and some tables. There were about 8 people in and they were ...
This place was chosen as an arbitrary half way point between the Dordogne and Dijon, where we will drop the car off and pick up a night train to Italy.
It has turned out to be a very interesting stop, quite a long way off the tourist track. We are staying in a fairly nondescript little French town called Saint Gervais, at an old fashioned inn-style hotel that has been converted from an old ...
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