I'll have to start my memories in the place where I spent the majority of time - Poitiers, France. It's a very quaint, old-fashioned little town on the south-west of Paris (about a 1.5hr TGV ride away). I was here on an exchange with my university, and have made countless memories here:
Raspberry, cassis, peach and blueberry (I think) kir! It's the sweetest and most drinkable alochol that's also a little classy! White wine mixed with fruit liqueur. YUM.
Almost forgot, the not-so-great looking buildings that are the law building, and our home for six months. Actually, during the exams, the ceiling of the law building collapsed!! A funny joke was made about it being the start of the apocalypse!!
I had to learn how to cook by myself (among other things). Apart from failed onigiri and failed cold rolls and failed croissants from a can, we managed some delicious heartwarming minestrone from scratch, potsticker dumplings, thai style noodles, and delicious frenchy crepes!
And lastly Christmas! Spent with gingerbread men, sweet delicious alcoholic raspberry bubbly, movies (die hard, ahem) and lots of cooking! They had some cute Christmas markets and a lovely tree in the middle of the plaza. Too bad we didn't have any snow, yet! :(
|'Le Petit Prince' water tower in the far, far distance!|