Would you believe me if I said…

I was French and I had never visited Paris.

Well, this was true before June. I saw the Eiffel Tower once, a year ago, when I had some free time between two trains but I had never spent a week end in Paris. I had seen other capitals and other major cities, but never Paris.

Well, I have now, and although I have to say I could not live there, I loved it! I took a lot of pictures, but I will share only two.

ImagePont des Arts – Paris – June 14

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Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre – Paris – June 14

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Goodbye! Hello! See you soon!

Goodbye!

I remember one year ago approximately, I wrote an article about me going to Dublin as an Erasmus student. Well, here I am, 12 months later, on the edge of leaving Dublin. I wish I could find the words to describe my experience here, but I am afraid I couldn’t write an article good enough to gather the memories of the past few months. Of course, I can say it was amazing. I could also tell you that I have met wonderful people, seen nice places and most of all, drank a lot of beer and wine. But unfortunately, it would not express the many different feelings overwhelming me. So Dublin, here’s a goodbye. I will be back (if flights are still cheap).

Hello!

Of course, when a chapter ends, a new one starts. I have recently received a reply concerning my application as a French Language Assistant in England for next year, and it was positive. Few days later, I found out that I would probably be in the north of England, in one of these regions (until I am contacted by the school, I cannot be precise) : Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire. I am of course excited about spending a whole new year in England, meeting new people, seeing new places and finally learning about teaching English pupils.

See you soon!

Soon is maybe not the right word. I wanted to talk about a new project I have, and I know that when I talk about my projects on the Internet, I always try to give the best of myself to realize them. Among a few trips on the continent next year (England, Ireland again, Spain, Italy and Germany; let’s hope I will respect my promises), I am planning a one-month trip to Iceland for the summer (of 2015). Checking the prices of the flights, I could easily go for 300-400€ (for a return) during summer. My plan there would be to work in a farm (via the woofing organisation) and try to visit the Icelandic lands as much as I can in a month.
I tell myself that I have a whole year before it will happen but I get really excited just by thinking of it.

If I manage to travel as much as I have said in the article, I promise you nice pictures and some poetry.


Thanks to all of you who followed my adventures in Dublin, I promise you more! (Paris in a few days)

 

ImageProbably my last picture of Dublin on this blog : Killiney Hill

Visiting Belfast

When I arrived in Belfast yesterday morning, I wouldn’t have imagined any of what I saw during the day. I had heard a lot about the city, about how deceiving it was (in comparison to Dublin for example), and I had also learnt a few things about the historical religious conflict. However, I was not entirely prepared.

We first walked in the city centre where you can find nice buildings, wonderful street art and surprisingly, a few abandoned building right in the centre.

ImageOur next step was to visit the Titanic museum, which was worth the £10 student price is you are interested in the drawing of the boat, its construction, and the life of the workers on the boat. The experience is really good with a lot of objects presented, lots of pictures and videos, covering until the departure of the boat.

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We had decided to stay in Belfast only for one day. After the Titanic Museum, we decided to visit the west part of the city. And then, we knew why people had told us they disliked Belfast. We faced many abandoned buildings and some wastelands. I knew that there were lots of bushes and walls to separate the neighborhoods, and that a “Wall of Peace” had been erected, but I never imagined it so high. I felt bad walking in this area of Belfast and I was happy enough that we did not have much time left.

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