There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little bit better. – Unknown

Good morning/afternoon/evening! (I’m in one zone, Canada’s in another 😛 ) In case you didn’t get what that quote refers to, it’s about friends. This past year has been anything but ordinary and I’ve made so many new friends along the way while maintaining and restarting some old ones.

First off, the most recent friends. My French fries (even though those are actually Belgian). I met so many people these past few months and I just want to say thank you for accepting me and not making fun of me too much when I made mistakes. I’m glad I got to get know you and I hope to be able to maintain these friendships. At the very least, you can keep making fun of the books I read and music I listen to, and I’ll make fun of the weird ways you say things 😉

I didn't even try to find a cute photo of all of us. Wasn't happening.

My pageant sisters. I haven’t even met the majority of you yet but I feel like I know you all. I can talk to you about anything, no matter what or when. You are all so beautiful – inside and out. To my Ontario sisters, I am so proud of you. In those two days we spent together, we all learned and grew and I know that nationals will be an even better experience. In the meantime, we’ll just keeping talking about bread on fb 😉

From strangers to sisters in the blink of an eye.

To my Romanian friends: I still get freaked out when I realize how long we’ve known each other. It’s been what, 8-9 years? (That may not seem like a lot to others, but when you’ve moved like I have, it’s a lot.) You’ve known me since my awkward phase…. just kidding that’s still a thing. But you’ve known me for a super long time and I’m glad I get to see y’all pretty often. I still want to do that Romania road trip btw! (No photo because I don’t have any on this computer!)

My arts camp family… well technically camp’s not for another three weeks, but I already know a lot of you from previous years. As we grow and learn as artists, you continue to impress me with your talents. You’ve taught me a lot about expressing myself and honestly, there’s nowhere I feel more at home than at camp. You are some of the kindest souls I have ever met and I love you all (Almost as much as the big cookie!).

TRACTOR.

My YRPC/Dream ’14 fam, you are super people and you can do anything! I so wished I could’ve made it to Forward ’15 but I know that no matter what you guys have my back. Keep being the hard working and inspirational people you are, because I can’t wait to see what other great things we can achieve.

THAT session. You know which one I'm talking about...

To my school friends (because I have no other name for you), you are my weirdos and I (can’t believe I’m saying this 😛 ) love you. We have the strangest conversations and go on the strangest adventures. I miss seeing you everyday, although I appreciate the Snapchats. Thank you for being the most amazing and supportive friends I could ever ask for (even if you show it by pretending to not know me when we’re in public).

Missing my love, Tia </3

To my sisters. Not just my biological sister (although you too bug!) but all my sisters. To the girls that I can call at any time of the day, to the girls that know everything about me, to the girls who I’d do the same for. You know who you are, and you know I love you all. There’s not much else to say to this, other than that. I love you.

And last but not least, is my Bug. Who originally got put with my other sisters, but that wasn’t enough (see picture below). You’re my best friend and I know you don’t need this post to make it clear. It’s been a thing for 15+ years and you can’t get rid of me. You will be my matron of honour and you have no choice 😉

She didn't appreciate being lumped in and pulled the Mushu Card.

Aaaaand I think that’s all my amazing friends. If I forgot someone (which I probably did!) then I am SOOOOOO sorry but I still love you <3 I just have a terrible memory and forget things easily. No joke, I forgot my teacher’s name today. The teacher I’ve had all semester. I forgot their name and had to check my email. My bad.

Anyways,the point of this post wasn’t to tell you about my memory struggles. It was to remind you guys the importance of the family you choose. Go give your friends and family a little loving, like I plan on doing <3

Xoxo, Cristina

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Hey Lovelies!

I meant to upload this yesterday, but something came up and I completely forgot! Sorry about that! Anyways, today’s post is about my time abroad as an international student. If you’ve read pretty much any of my posts in the past, you’d know that for the last 2.5 months I have been in (for the most part) in Dijon, France. In 2 weeks I’ll be returning to Canada and my regular high school.

I wanted to make this post for two reasons. The first is to tell you guys a bit about the program I went with, and the second is to tell you about French schooling (because I’ve gotten quite a few questions about it and how it’s different from Canada).

ISE ONTARIO

To start, I first found out about the possibility of an exchange in Grade 7 or 8. I obviously was waaaaay too young to do it then, so I moved it to the back burner until the start of grade 9. One day in French class we had a presentation from a company called ISE Ontario (International Student Exchange in case you didn’t connect those dots). I eagerly listened to the presentation and rushed home to tell my parents about it. After a LOT of begging, my parents agreed to let me apply (when I say a lot, I mean a lot – just ask my mum).

The application process was… thorough to say the least. Approximately 12 pages long, it asked you about pretty much everything. My parents also filled out a bunch of questions, mostly about the home and routines. They try to be as thorough as possible, because you’re spending 6 months with your partner, and it’d be a shame if you didn’t get along!

Anyways, that was in the winter months. By May-June I got my partner profile who (as my family jokingly said) was the French equivalent of me. We liked a lot of the same things and whatnot, so I was super excited! We talked to each other on Facebook and Skype, and then finally met in August when she came to Canada. We had a wonderful time, and kept in touch after she went back in November. Then as you know, I went there in February and will be returning shortly! (If you want to read about my time here, check out the travel part of my blog).

FRENCH SCHOOLING

Next part is about French school vs Canadian school. I figured this was a good time to write about it, since my last day just passed!

To put it simply, they’re about as different as they can get! For starters, school size. My Canadian school is about 1200 kids, while my French school was 2.5x that; my Canadian school is a simple two story square-ish building, my French school is a labyrinth that I STILL don’t know how to navigate (tbh I don’t think anybody does!).

School here is much more formal and strict than in Canada. Teachers are treated with the utmost respect, technology is prohibited unless otherwise stated (more on that later), and school is a place for learning – not other things such as electives or extra curriculars.

Academics are taken very seriously here, which is something I really appreciated it. Although it was in French, I understood the majority of the lessons (just like I don’t understand Shakespeare in English, I don’t understand Moliere in French) and I liked the challenges posed to us.

I have to say though, that I do like the freedom of expression there is in Canada. I love and have learned to value the opportunities given to me through electives, clubs, and sports. I also enjoy (aka need) my phone in class, because I work 10x better when having music to distract me from other people. Like I said, technology isn’t allowed unless you’re given permission. Fortunately, the Dean gave me permission to use my phone as a translator when I needed it, so that was great (no music though).

Overall, going to school here was an interesting experience, as was the trip as a whole. I skipped a lot in this post about how it all works, but if anybody wants to know more about ISE or is just curious about French school, you can always leave a comment and I’d be happy to chat with you about it!

For now, i’m going to go enjoy my two week vacation (OH YEAH. WE GET A TON OF BREAKS HERE! IT’S GREAT!). Until next time!

Xoxo, Cristina

P.S. Sorry for the no picture post, I still love you all!

 

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My latest post is, as you may have guessed by the title, about the beauty that is the outdoors. Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of my free time enjoying the warm weather of France. There are a lot of parks near my house and school, all lovely in their own way.

First, is Place de la Wilson. I’ve posted a picture of this park before, where I mentioned being eager to see the fountain turned on. Little did I know that there would be something even nicer before that…. Behold the beauty that is blossoming cherry trees!

On the particular day I went, it was warm and there was gentle breeze blowing. Being the middle of the day it was relatively empty and serene. I took a few pictures and spent the remainder of my time reading and listening to calming music.

Next, Parc de la Colombiere. I think I’ve mentioned this one too. I pass by it every week on the way to the training stadium for gym (where we throw javelins btw!) but up until last week, I never stopped to appreciate it.

Boy do I regret not going sooner! My first time wandering the park was on a warm weekday evening, as the sun was slowly starting to set. Lots of people were in the park, from young lovers, to children and their parents, to teenage friend groups, to retirees. I passed by an ice cream stand, and couldn’t resist the urge to get a salted caramel scoop (it was delicious by the way).

The third beauty isn’t natural nor is it technically a park. It is in fact a little garden space in town. Nestled between two cultural heritage sites of Dijon, Jardin Jean de Berbisey is a relatively small plot of land. It’s got half a dozen benches on the two side walls and planters of cheerful flowers. Although it’s in the middle of the city, it’s on a relatively quiet street and offers a place of rest to all who pass by.

When I first passed by this place, it was on the way to grab lunch with a large group of classmates. I made a mental note to properly check it out and a few days later retraced my steps and returned. I’m glad I did, because it’s such a cute place! Dijon sure has the right idea with these little gardens!

And the final place I’ve enjoyed is actually a part of a museum (Musées de la vie Bourguignonne et d’Art sacré). Now, the building itself is super cool and I’ve briefly been inside (I plan on doing a full tour on Monday) but the courtyard is so cute.

The first time I stumbled upon this place was by accident, and it was during lunch. The museum was closed until later on, but parents were there with their kids waiting. It was such a simple little place, but as those kiddos ran around playing games, it made me really happy.

I promise there were actually children/people in general there. I just try to avoid people in my pictures as much as possible 😉

I’m really glad I found these places. Had I been just a regular tourist, I never would have found these “hidden gems”. Along with a chapel and a bakery/cafe combo, these outdoor beauties have become my go to places when I have free time before returning to school or when I’m in need of me-time.

No matter where I go or where I’ll end up, I will always seek a place like these. A place of comfort and calmness. I think everybody deserves to find a place (or 5) like this. I also think everybody can. You just have to do a little exploring – that’s half the fun!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Cristina

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Bonjour tout le monde! (Hello everyone!)

A tree with a pretty cool shadow.

As mentioned in my last two posts (on porcelain and a throwback respectively), I spent my long weekend in the beautiful Limoges, capital of the Limousin region. Limousin is the second least populated region of France (after Corsica) but still makes quite the impression. My weekend was so much fun, and I bought some beautiful souvenirs! We arrived Friday evening, after a five hour road trip. The first thing I noticed upon our arrival was the strange shape of the trees! After asking Cécile and her mum about it, I learned that the branches were cut short and that the clumped ends were moss. I’d never seen anything like it so it was really cool!

We stayed with my host mum’s best friend, who happened to live across the street from Town Hall! This building is very grand, and is modeled as a smaller version of Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall), so that was quite nice. We had a calm evening as we were all tired, but we looked forward to an adventurous two days. Saturday morning was spent at home, as Cécile and I had homework while the adults ran some errands. As I sat on my bed I kept hearing people cheering and talking, and realized it was coming from Town Hall. Why? Because Saturdays, mean weddings! I saw three weddings go by that day, and I was only home for a small part of the day.

Panorama of the view from my window!

That afternoon we went shopping, and if you follow me on Instagram (which you all should, because I post sneak peeks for my next blog post!) you’d know I took lots of pictures of the adorable sign shops. We visited a cheese shop that had tons of gourmet aged cheese wheels, then a chocolate shop with every variation of chocolate you could imagine! We also went to some boutiques, a few chapels, to historic sites, and my favourite place of the day – the porcelain shop! (If you want to read more about that, check out the last post I did!)

The Vienne River! 🙂

Following the trip to Maison de la Porcelaine, we went for a little walk in the park nearby, and then for a drive around the French countryside. As I wrote to my sister, if I’m ever looking for a vacation house when I’m older, somebody remind me to look for a villa in rural Limousin! We also saw a lot of cows (or Moo-Moos as I call them) grazing in the pastures, birds singing in the trees, and flowers starting their spring bloom. It was so pretty and serene.

The front entrance of the cathedral!

We left Monday afternoon, but not before having on final outing, this time to a cathedral. This church is super old – as in the XV century  (15th for those who don’t know roman numerals – like me before coming here) and was built in a gothic style. We also walked to the botanic gardens nearby, which weren’t in bloom (obviously) but still nice nonetheless. It’s definitely on my bucket list to see it when in full bloom though!

And the final part of the day was walking through the old part of the city, cobblestones and all. My host mum made lots of jokes about how Toronto/Canada in general doesn’t compare, and she’s 100% right. Canada is beautiful, don’t get me wrong. But it doesn’t have the historic charm of France and the rest of Europe. Many of the places I’ve visited are actually older than Canada itself. Canada’s just a baby in comparison!

Cutest couple ever?

Anyways, that weekend was a lot of fun, and as I wish it could have lasted longer. Thank you to my host mum for arranging this trip and her amazing friend for having me. This entire trip has been surreal and I appreciate it so much <3

Xoxo,

Cristina

 

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Hey there!

Just some of the many owl decorations!

In my last post I mentioned going out of town, and for those who were wondering where I went, the answer is Limoges, Limousin! I originally planned on making one post for this weekend, but I realized that I took waaaaay too many photos of the porcelain and that they deserve their own blog post on them!!

I assume most of you aren’t aware why I’m getting ridiculously excited about porcelain, so here’s why: Limoges is famous for having some absolutely amazing porcelain. Like amazingly amazing.

There were rows... upon rows... upon rows.

On Saturday we went to a very small, personal store with the cutest designs ever. Limoges really likes owls (which if you remember from my post on Dijon, so does Dijon) so that was convenient! All of the porcelain was hand crafted and the detail was astounding. If we’re being honest, my first thought when I walked into the store was “OMG WHAT IF THERE’S AN EARTHQUAKE?!” and I panicked at the idea of all that hard work going to waste.

Sunday we went to an even bigger and better porcelain shop (yes, I know I sound like an old lady getting so excited about china). It was three floors!! This particular store, called Maison de la Porcelaine (which translates to The House of Porcelain) had everything you could think of, from the obvious (plates, cups, bowls, etc.) to the colourful (jewelry, mosaics, wall hangings – all that fun stuff) to the straight up random (magnifying glasses, wine corks, or Christmas baubles anyone?).

The colourful designs are stunning works of art!

The teacups and saucers were my favourite, as my mum happens to own a bunch of antique ones already. Unfortunately, I was limited by what could survive my trip back home. Somehow I still manages to go a little bit crazy with my purchases (NO RAGRETS), and I ended up buying some beautiful things (which I can’t post here, as my family and friends read my blog, and I don’t want to ruin the surprise!) that I absolutely love – and hope  they will too.I saw so many amazing hand crafted pieces this weekend and also got the chance to see them being made – it was fascinating! Check back in a few days to see what I did the rest of the weekend (hint: it includes cathedrals, boutiques, food, and a lot of other random things).

Xoxo, Cristina

Instead of my usual selfie/photo of me, here's a porcelain workshop!

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The inspiration for today’s post came from talking a lot with my cousin in the last little while. For those that aren’t aware, I was born in Romania and moved to Canada at the age of four. I have three cousins on my mum’s side between the ages of 13-16 and we’re all super close. The time difference can make talking a challenge, not to mention school and day to day life getting in way. However, we still try to make it a priority to talk as much as possible.

Now that I’m in France, it’s so much easier! There’s only a one hour difference, which after dealing with seven is nothing. I found that I’m much more inclined to talk to my Romanian family and friends than my Canadian ones while I’m here, although I think that it has to do with more than just time zones. France and Romania are very similar in architecture, and are both very different from Canada. Europe in general is very different, as it’s so much older and has a much richer history.

The other day I went to the market and felt like I had accidentally snapped my fingers and teleported to Romania. It made me homesick for the home that is no longer my home (except for some summers). That night I messaged my cousins on facebook, and we were able to talk for hours because there was no crazy time difference. Over the next few days we talk constantly, laughing about memories as they came to us. It was as though we had never stopped talking.

This brings me to the point of this post. We started to talk about all sorts of funny stories, and it got me feeling nostalgic. I decided to look through some photos from past trips, and thought hey, why not make it into a cute little video? I tried to put it in a kind of chronological order… tried being the key word here. Also, the music is Romanian music I listened to at one point or another in my life 🙂

Anyways… click HERE to see the video! Because I couldn’t upload it here, I embedded the youtube link instead 😉

Xoxo, Cristina

P.S. I’m going out of town this weekend, so expect a post on my travels next week!

 

 

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This lovely lady is now sixteen!

Today is my exchange partner’s 16th birthday! I had the joy of having Cécile over for my 15th birthday last October, and now I’m here for hers! Yay 😀

These are my gorgeous new friends! From LtoR: Alexane, Rose, Camille, Ophelié, and Juliette 🙂

We celebrated by having a party on Saturday! She invited a bunch of our classmates to go bowling and then to just hang out at home. It was an absolute blast and I’m so glad I got to hang out with my new friends AND eat cake in one day 😉

Anyways, bowling. Fun fact, I’m not so good terrible at it. I jokingly went up for Cécile’s turn (while her friends held her back) and got her a gutterball. When she went to return the favour, she actually did help me out by getting me a spare! The look on her face was hilarious! Thanks Cecil 😉

Snapchat caption says it all!

During other people’s turns, we were ridiculous. We made lots of commentaries, took photos, and had a generally fun time! Since everyone in France wears scarves, we ended up all wearing one another scarves, and wrapping them around other people’s heads, and just being weird. Back at our apartment we danced to music, sat around talking, and made lots of silly faces. It was definitely one of my favourite memories here so far, since everyone was so happy 🙂

For Cécile’s birthday, I made her a fantastic card and got her “Ghost Stories” by Coldplay. Because we both love that band, as well as OneRepublic, The Script, and other such bands. Being the evil friend I am, I gave her a gag gift (she gave me one tooooo!) of a bag filled with laundry clips. She laughed and admitted she deserved it, since she had given me one filled with folded papers.

B&W photo = automatically artsy... right? 😉

So anyways: to the girl who went from being a stranger to my best friend when she came to live with me back in August, happy birthday! 🙂 Keep being the amazingly weird person I know and love (did I really just say that out loud?!?!). Thank you for everything you’ve done to make my time with you memorable! Hope you loved Canada as much as i’m loving France, and hopefully you’ll be back soon! Have the bestest of birthdays my dear, and enjoy being 16 🙂

Xoxo,

Crissy-Crissy 😉

 

 

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Hey lovelies!

I wish I could post more information relating to my pageant, and for those waiting for that… Soon! There’s not much I can do right now, other than plan future things. In the meantime, I thought I would share with you the latest of my adventures in the beautiful Dijon, France.

My school (well, a tiny part... it's massive!!)

First of all, the school system here is very different from Canada. For starters, there are no semesters meaning you have all your classes year round. You also have all your classes with the same combinations of people. There isn’t a lot of course selection, other than which second language you want to take. It’s similar to elementary school here I guess.

Anyways, the reason for my mentioning that is because it means I have all my classes with my exchange partner. However, I don’t go to all of hers (they’re a bit too advanced – it’s already ahead of the Canadian school system, and it’s in my third language). So I have free time while my partner goes to Spanish, science, and TTL – which is weekly testing.

I walk by this every day to get to school. It's amazing!

This free time is usually around lunch, when the sun in shining and I couldn’t bear to be inside. It doesn’t happen every day, but I’ve taken to exploring the area around my home and school. To make it very clear, I do this with permission from my host family and they know where I plan to go at all times. I DO NOT recommend wandering on your own without someone knowing where you are.

If you ever are in a similar position as this, whether or not in France, I highly recommend taking time for yourself to explore somewhere new. On Monday I went to a shopping area, where I bought postcards for myself and friends, checked out a few hobby and souvenir shops, and went to a bookstore. Next I went to a cafe, pulled out my new mystery novel, and started it while enjoying tea and a pastry on the patio. Super relaxing!

I can't wait for the fountain to be turned on again! 🙂

From there I walked to a nearby park (pictured to the left) and sat enjoying the beautiful weather. The Weather Network told me it was only 13 degrees, however it certainly seemed nicer.

Having the opportunity to appreciate the city as more than a busy tourist is definitely one of my favourite parts of doing an exchange. I’ve gotten to see and do things that are normally considered hidden treasures for the locals to enjoy.

European architecture is just stunning.

The point of this post my friends, is to remind you that a carefree couple of hours every once in a while is a wonderful idea. As one of my favourite authors once wrote:

“It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”

– Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Should you ever find yourself with time to kill, go and do something new or different. It’s easy to just sit on the couch and watch Netflix, but you’ll treasure these memories a whole lot more. I know I sure will!

With love,

The carefree traveler 🙂

Tea, pain au chocolat, and books. My life is complete.

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“But you seem so normal!”

It’s a statement I’ve heard way too many times, and I think it’s time to clear this up. Being a part of pageants makes me unique, and it’s offered me many amazing opportunities and experiences. But I am a normal teenager. Now, I’m not going to lie and say that things aren’t different or busier now that I have a title – because they are. But overall I’m still the person I was a couple of months ago.

Throwback to Xmas. Comfiest onesie ever! And yes, that would be a cardboard box on my head.

My life has never been quite the same as everyone else’s and I love it. Having the chance to do things like the pageant, the exchange, or even day to day things like clubs and sports has made me the ambitious person I am. I wouldn’t be who I was without it, because that’s the way I was raised. I enjoy screenshotting my sisters Snapchats.My parents are hard working immigrants, and my sister is in medical school at just 21… talk about high expectations 😉 But that’s okay, because I know I will succeed.

At the same time though, I had and continue to have a pretty normal life. I go to school and do homework, I hang out with my family and friends, and I spend – probably a bit too much – time listening to music and browsing social media.

These girls are my best friends and I love them to death <3

I think the main reason for this perception (that pageant girls are so perfect and live glamorous lives) comes from blog/social media posts. All the pictures posted show us with our hair and makeup done, dressed nicely and posing to look good. Which isn’t a bad thing, but it also doesn’t show our real personalities. For example, I may spend one Saturday afternoon at a charity event with my crown and sash, but I’ll be spending the night playing (and beating) my friends in video games, listening to music, and eating ridiculous amount of food (mostly candy).

Even at school, I'm weird 😉

So for this post, I wanted to feature the more real side to who I am. My friends may be loud, weird, or strange… but so am I, even if I’m a pageant girl. I embrace every side or me, and I let it shine. Yes, I do professional photoshoots and walk across stages in bikinis and evening gowns, yet I also do photoshoots of weird faces, and I dance in the hallways of my school.

When I mentioned wanting to do this post to my family and classmates the top thing I got asked was if I was sure I wanted to post these photos of myself on the internet. But you see, I have no reason to be ashamed of these photos. They reflect my silly personality and what I’m like a good majority of the time. I asked my friends for permission to include these photos, just in case they weren’t comfortable with it, but they all had responses similar to mine.

We've got waaaay too many selfies like this 😛

To everyone who tells me I seem normal, cool. That’s because I am. Although really… What even is normal? 😉 And just remember… behind every good selfie/photo you see on my Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook… there were at least a couple fails or silly faces.

Finally, to those who were expecting my usual posts relating to my glamorous pageant life or life as a student abroad, I’ll go back to that soon. But for now I just wanted to share these little snapshots into the life of a regular teenage girl, because that’s what I’ll always be. It may seem boring to some, however that’s life! 😉

I did in fact take a picture as a Homesense nutcracker.

Xoxo,

Cristina

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Hello again! 🙂

Like promised, here’s the latest of my travels in the beautiful France! *Beware… there’s lots of photos!*

Absolutely amazing architecture!

I’m back in the city of Dijon, but the remainder of my time in Marseille was phenomenal! For my second last day, I went out with my exchange partner and her best friend. We went to a museum and the mall, as well as the marina (lots of M’s!) which was super cool!

Ferris wheel by the marina!

Some of you may recognize the ferris wheel photo from my Instagram account, where I post things the day I do them! Everywhere we went had amazing views, and us girls had a fun time walking around and seeing everything.

My last day, we went for a hike and I was in shock at how amazing it was. To get to the path, we had to drive over a mountain, and I’m pretty sure we were going more vertical than horizontal. The path was twisty and crazy and I loved it!

The beach 🙂

We parked and walked the rest of the way, where we ended up at a beach! It was so peaceful and serene. There weren’t a lot of people around, but the few that were had a silent agreement that the main focus should be appreciating the beauty of nature. We took lots of photos, and being surrounded by the mountains and water made me think of just how tiny and insignificant I really am.

"Clear blue water... Hide tide came and brought you in" 😉

From there we went on a hike in the mountains and passed by little shacks, paths, and benches. It was like a fairytale! Truth be told, I would absolutely love to live in a secluded area like that, where there is a respect for nature.

These trail markers are so stinkin' cute!

For example, the paths to get into some of the buildings were precarious, but it was so that a plant or tree would go undisturbed, which is great. Not all the paths were marked, but those that were had the cutest red arrows to point the way!

Overall, my week in Marseille was absolutely amazing, and I have my exchange partner and her father to thank. It was a fantastic experience, and definitely a place I hope to see again!

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We're kinda weird... oh well 😉

Back in Dijon I’ve been spending time at home or out with friends. I met my exchange partner’s brother and his friend, and the four of us have spent a ridiculous amount of time eating candy, watching movies, and playing video games. The other day my host family and I made crepes, and today we did some shopping and sightseeing. A thing I’ve noticed… all the clothes here are super stylish! And Canada really needs to get on board with taxes included, because it’s so much easier!

I’ve had lots of fun during my two week vacation, but I’m also looking forward to going back to school on Monday and having a schedule again. If I get the chance one day, I’ll take pictures of my walk to school, and the massive school itself! Until next time!

Xoxo,

Cristina

 

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