Category Travel

Lauren in Lyon 9: We’re halfway there!

Bonjour et bonne année! I have now returned to France after spending a lovely two weeks at home for Christmas and New Year, which seemed to pass very quickly (as have the almost 2 weeks that I’ve been writing this post for…) My time at home was filled with nice things such as seeing family, […]

Lauren in Lyon 8: Unicorns, naked Tudors and kicking old ladies

The Christmas holidays are now less than a week away, so I thought I’d write a final post to summarise part 1 of my year abroad. Let’s start with some statistics: Snails eaten: 0 New French drinking games: 1 Crêpes eaten: 3 Stripy t-shirts owned: 2 Berets owned: 0 (unless you count my fancy dress…) […]

Lauren in Lyon 6: 6 weeks left until I get to eat gravy!

Salut! Week 7 has arrived and I’ve realised that my time here is actually whizzing by, much like the suited-up 40 year olds on scooters… Yes, I still find it hilarious that a scooter (and I don’t mean a motorised one) is the transport of choice for business men and women alike to wheel around […]

Woah, we’re going to Geneva!

Despite being extremely happy about being allocated Lyon as my year abroad region, the amount of free time I have has meant I’ve developed a habit of flicking onto Rome2Rio and seeing where I could voyager without spending too much money. First discovery: I can get to Geneva for 18€. I excitedly blurted this out […]

Lauren in Lyon 5: C’est les vacances!

Friday 20th October marked the start of the Vacances de Toussaint in France, so I decided to take full advantage of the time off with a surprise visit to Manchester, a couple of nights in Geneva and an upcoming trip to Paris. With Manchester and Geneva accomplished, I’m back in the land of stripes and […]

Lauren in Lyon 3: Swallowed by a self check-out

If you’ve decided to read this post because of the title, you have a lot of scrolling to do before reaching the explanation. Firstly, I thought I’d centre this post on how things are going at my lycée and collège as, apart from the administrative side of things, I don’t actually feel I’ve spoken much […]

Lauren in Lyon 2: (Making a mess of) the logistics

I’ve just ticked over the two week mark of living in France, and I must say I’m feeling nicely settled. My fairy lights are finally staying put, I’ve met everybody I need to meet concerning my school and college and I’ve received my first letter in the post! What I’m quite surprised about is, other […]