Paris syndrome hits hard when it comes to apartment hunting, especially when you realize just how competitive it is to find a decent place to live in the city. If you’re a foreigner here there are so many unnecessary hurdles to jump over and so many obstacles put in place that are borderline xenophobic. In this post I’m going to be sharing with you all the steps I had to go through to find my apartment in the city centre. Brace yourselves, it’s gonna be a long one.
Let’s Talk About University! My Experiences Studying in Dublin VS Paris
Recently on facebook I saw pictures from my old classmates that they had graduated college in Ireland. I had no idea that the graduation season was upon us already but congratulations to anyone who got their degree!
Unfortunately graduation isn’t really a big event in France. There’s no celebration where you dress up and wear the cute hats and old-timey cloaks. Nothing is really organised within the university as a big event, or at least not by the university anyway. You basically just finish your exams in May, hope to get your degree in the post over the summer and off you go.
Ive been studying in Paris for two years now and this year marks my final year. Today I decided to make a post about what its like studying in France since its basically taking up my whole life recently. Hopefully if any of you are thinking about studying abroad or are just curious, the post will help you out!
What I’ve Been Up To During My Favourite Month of the Year in My Favourite City
Happy November! Welcome to a long overdue blogpost. It’s been forever since I updated my blog and I feel like all throughout the month of October I’ve been completely absent from social media compared to most other months. I’ve been doing my best to make the most of the month of October in Paris so here is everything I’ve been up to lately!
Here I am back in Paris and back to my daily routine of taking the metro, climbing a million steps as I run up and down the streets of Montmartre and drinking my weight in coffee just to stay awake as I strike the balance between running my blog, working and studying all at the same time. For today’s post I wanted to talk about some goals I have laid out for the content I want to put out this year!
The Guinness Storehouse is no doubt at the epicentre of Dublin’s must-see cultural and historical landmarks. Any Irish person can tell you all about how the beer has made a name for us all over the world and it’s not just an old reliable on a night out in an Irish pub, it’s also probably the most globally renowned symbol of Ireland to ever hit the international market. Go to any big European city, any Irish bar in the United States or even in North Africa and Asia and you won’t struggle too hard to find a Guinness.
Having grown up in and around Dublin my entire life, I never really took the time to hop on the Luas and visit the factory where this world famous beer is made, besides what do you do when you’re from Ireland and you’re already well acquainted with everything there is to know about the iconic stout? Well…you take advantage of the photo opportunities of course.
After seeing Pewdiepie and Marzia’s wedding video this week, I have to admit that I’ve been feeling pretty inspired by botanical gardens lately, especially because they are so ethereal and photogenic, especially when you step into the greenhouses.
Kew Gardens are the royal botanic gardens in London and the place where Pewds and Marzia had their wedding but actually there is a similar garden located in Glasnevin, Dublin which is definitely worth a visit for the stunning glass houses and exotic plants.
For today’s post I thought I’d share some of the pictures that I snapped along my travels there!
If there’s one thing to know before travelling to Ireland it’s that you haven’t seen any of it unless you’ve visited the Wild Atlantic Way. This week myself and Greg went to Sliabh Liag in Co. Donegal and although we were blown to bits by the wind and the rain, we still managed to snap some photos of the cliffs.
It’s been two years since I last saw a summer in Ireland and now that I’m back, I couldn’t feel happier to be home.
As much as I love Paris, I’m pretty happy that I haven’t spent much of August in it. There’s nothing quite like escaping to the countryside, especially when that countryside is the place where you grew up.
One of the places on the top of my list to revisit when I was back in Ireland was Glendalough which is an enchanting lake and ruined monastery located not too far away from Dublin. I made a videothere last Autumn that you can check out here but otherwise the photos I took this time are pretty spectacular too!