Looking back at 2017: Best field trips

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I know it’s cliché, but tell me you don’t enjoy looking back at all of your old pictures of the previous year during NYE, or just looking back at all the pictures you took of your travels when you get back home, or reliving the night before through funny pictures with friends. This is why […]

Riding North for the Winter

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It wasn’t too long before I left that I had even begun to make plans for this adventure. On the morning of December 11th, I set off on my bike from my Lupton residence here in Leeds with the destination being The Lake District.  Without much time to spare, I packed a large backpack full […]

The Mind of a Child

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Donc ce post est de se concentrer exclusivement sur la progression de mes filles en français. Elle est une boule d’énergie de cinq ans qui aime tous ceux qu’elle rencontre. Elle ne voit pas la couleur de la peau, la race, l’origine ethnique, l’âge, le sexe ou la nationalité. Elle voit juste une personne qu’elle […]

Noël en France

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So, I was hoping to write this shortly after Christmas but we spent this two-week vacation traveling around. The first week we spent in Normandy with my dad’s cousins and were able to experience a very traditional Christmas holiday, the following week we spent in London. We are actually currently sitting at the London train station […]

That Time I Walked Across an Entire Country!

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Well, it was the the 6th smallest country in the world, but still! It took a little over 3 hours for my sister and I to walk 9 miles from Austria all the way across Liechtenstein and into Switzerland. I was a little bit skeptical at first. The idea had just popped into my head […]

International Migrants Day & Eritrea

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*sensitive content* International Migrants day is on Dec. 18th and to commemorate it, the International Organization for Migration in partnership with dozens of other entities are bringing 3 films to over 90 different countries showcasing different migration stories of individuals looking for a better life. For Portugal, the 2017 Global Migration Film Festival took place […]

Radio Televisora Portuguesa

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Like I mentioned in a previous post, one of my Portuguese classes is an Immersion Activities class, in which we have presentations from guests specifically linked to Portuguese culture. We’ve mostly had in class presentations but this last thursday, Dec. 14th we had a class field trip, combined with a lower level class group. I […]