I must apologize for the lack of updates throughout August, however, I was too busy seeing the wonders of France! And what amazing voyages they were… Travelling throughout Northern France, I saw the beauty of Normandy, the gorgeous seaside of Brittany, the picturesque scenes of the Seine winding through to Paris, and the rolling hills of the Champagne region! It has been quite the journey over the past few weeks, and I have come to love the beauty and simplicity that is rural France.
The view of Arromanche, in Normandy. The things you see on the beach are relics from WWII, part of the sea fortifications the Germans constructed before D-Day.
Me in front of the Mumm vineyards near Riems. The river Mumm is visible in the back!
The Cathedral in Bayeux, one of the few remaining intact Medieval towns in France.
Another photo of Bayeux, to the right is the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Mont St. Michel is almost too beautiful for words… And a impenetrable fortress which protected the French royal family during the Hundred Years War with England.
And now during my last few weeks at IIEP, I cannot help but reflect upon the previous few months I spent with a great group of co-workers whom I am happy to call my friends. We shared many laughs and great times together, discovering the beauty of Paris as a group. I felt so lucky and blessed to have met such a great group of people who all supported and helped each other in living in a foreign city. Here is a photo of a shared birthday between myself and a co-worker.