It has officially been a week since I left Paris, and I guess my feelings can be summed up in the following three categories: the good, the bad and the beautiful. The Good Studying abroad entails much more than its name. Yes, I was studying and applying what I learned 24/7. However, there’s the emotional … Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
Bonjour mes amis! Lots of updates for you all, get excited. I usually prepare blog posts for you in the form of lists, so why stop now? Here you go and please try to appreciate my alliteration, my awesome roommate and I worked very hard on it. 1) The chills- Easily one of my most … Continue reading C’est La Vie!
Holy canoli! This past week was Bastille Day, also known as La Fête Nationale. July 14 is an incredibly special date to the French people, and being in Paris for this epic celebration made up for my missing our own American July 4th celebration in the States. This year, Bastille Day took place on a … Continue reading Firemen, Fireworks and Fire Food
Well, clearly when you’re abroad in a foreign country not everything is going to be peachy-keen, right? Right. This past weekend, I decided to take some “Andrea time” and do some exploring of Paris on my own. A few of my really good friends who were in Paris last summer had sent me suggestions of … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship with Paris
Bonjour from my cozy attic room in Paris, France! A couple more crazy days have gone by since my last post, and along with that even more amazing experiences. Did the title catch your eye? 1. Jazz Caves- Oh my goodness gracious! This past Friday night, my friends Rachel, Keyasha and I wanted to explore … Continue reading What do Jazz Caves, Sore Knees and Hip Hop have in common? Paris!
I did it ! After a 2 hour fight delay , 1 hour wait for baggage, 1 hour lost at the airport and a 2 hour shuttle ride to my homestay in the 13th arrindossement, I arrived to Paris and have survived my first 48 hours ! I learned lesson number one while i was reading Eat, Pray, … Continue reading Already Mistaken for a Parisian on the Metro!
So, I’m what most people would call a quote freak. I live by quotes, and the fact that I have a 126 page document of my favorite quotes that I’ve been compiling for 6 years is a testament to that. I love quotes. This summer, I will be traveling to Paris, France, for what I … Continue reading 1 Week til Paris!
Andrea Clavijo is a third year journalism major with minors in French and Leadership at the University of Florida. Andrea’s family is Venezuelan and she has travelled with her family to Mexico, Aruba, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela exploring the different cultures of those locations. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys writing, working out, cooking, … Continue reading Andrea: Summer in Paris