Hello everyone! My name is Lydia, you may have seen my posts on this blog before but let me just spoil the illusion a little. These posts were written during my own year abroad which was about 2 years ago and right now I am in fact working for the International Office here at Aberystwyth… Continue reading Hello From the Other Side
I’ve recently started to solo travel and I’ve had to relearn everything I thought I knew about staying safe whilst travelling. My old trick of standing in a pair facing each other so you can watch your companion’s bag is no longer useful, nor can I share items to reduce luggage. But whether wandering round… Continue reading Staying Safe Whilst Travelling
Well it’s been a fairly boring Sunday so far (with the notable exception of some truly biblical rain and thunder) and as I am mere hours from bedtime, I don’t expect it to hot up too dramatically. That having been said, it is also the end to my second week here in Bordeaux. If this… Continue reading I may have pickled myself: a story of wine, late nights and delicious food
Happy hump day everyone! I’m now half way through my second week in Bordeaux and the time is flying by! Everything is new and exciting, the weather is unbelievable (even the thunderstorms are spectacular) and I’m just having such an amazing time. Apart from the weekend I got here I haven’t shed a single… Continue reading Happy Hump Day Everyone!
So I’ve just finished my third real day in Bordeaux (that is to say the third day of my course) and I think I’m in love! The city is so beautiful. It has everything you could hope to find in a French city with the old and quaint literally face to face with the more… Continue reading The Bordeaux Saga….An Unexpected Journey
Just had an amazing day exploring Bordeaux, I can tell this is going to be a wonderful summer 🙂 Everything in the centre is so beautiful and we managed to crack travelling by tram straight away. There are 14 stagiares from Aberystwyth (Wales) including me and we are fast becoming a new little ( well… Continue reading Lydia The Explorer….
D-Day So today is the day. I’m up obscenely early after potentially the worst night’s sleep anyone has ever had. My stomach is churning and my heart is racing and I keep getting flashes of things I am likely to forget! It’s not a long flight to Bordeaux which is a relief; though part of… Continue reading D-Day….My First Day In Bordeaux!
So I’m at home now in Bridgnorth and to try and combat the rising panic and feeling helpless I’ve decided to go into a little detail about the paperwork involved with the year abroad. This is hands down the most stressful part of the preparation and, much to my dismay, there is… Continue reading Paper Work Rant #1
If there are any language students reading this then I don’t have to tell you what this blog will be about as you probably know everything there is to know about the year abroad already.