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The Language Switch

“French people don’t like it when you speak English. They really appreciate it when you speak French.”

I want to talk about something that had a huge effect on my time in France. It’s known as the language switch. It’s when person A speaks one language and person B speaks another. Its most common use is to talk about non-native speakers of a language being spoken back to in English.

I’ve heard the above quote so many times and once even believed it myself. However it’s mind-boggling to me that people actually go to France and still think that, … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Ramblings & Advice

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We Need to Talk About Belgium

I’d never been uncomfortable as a woman before I studied abroad. I didn’t know that we were not supposed to walk alone at night and weren’t supposed to travel by ourselves. The first time I learned this was when I had gone to several countries and cities by myself and some female friends kept asking me how I got the courage to do it. Courage? For what? Travelling alone as a female, of course. I didn’t know I wasn’t “supposed” to do it.

And then I went to Belgium.

Now at the time, I was studying abroad in Paris and … Continue reading

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Ramblings & Advice

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Guest Post: 7 Travel Tips for Europe That You Need to Know

Every smart traveler understands the importance of proper planning before going on an overseas journey. There are always those common steps one must follow before jetting out of the country, such as getting a valid visa; and there are those simple yet vital tips that are always overlooked.

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, just know you’re not alone- according to the United Nations world tourism organization, over 670 million international tourists visited Europe in 2017. A higher number was even recorded in 2018 due to the 2018 World Cup held in Russia. With that said, here are the … Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Guest Posts, Ramblings & Advice

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