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Don’t get me wrong. Paris isn’t all beauty and romance. There’s no doubt that Paris is in many ways a dirty place. The air is filled with the nicotine of a million Parisian cigarettes, and on the sidewalks you’re likely to see litter, dog droppings, and if you’re really lucky, public urination.
When looking ahead to my semester abroad in Paris, I had planned to take advantage of all that the French culture has to offer – the history, the language, the fashion, the food, and, of course, the romance.
Peering down at the other drivers from high up in my seat, I slowly joined the queue entering Dover Docks to board the ferry to France. My brother had just bought a huge white van which he was converting to a camper van with the help of a mutual friend who lived near Pontivy in Brittany.
Hi everyone! Since my last post I have traveled to two countries: Portugal and France. Portugal was beautiful–dreamlike almost–with sandy beaches and spellbinding sunsets. My visit to Paris was a trip I will never forget. From the food, to the many sights, it’s no wonder it is one of the most, if not the most, famous city in the world.
What made me leave my job? Before I resigned, I remember thinking, “Is this really my life? Is this what I was put on earth for? Is this the legacy that I’m going to leave behind? Was I, as a woman, putting too much pressure on myself in order to succeed in a male dominated environment?” I don’t know the answer because I didn’t stick around to find out