If you are doing TAPIF or something similar where you will only be working for a short amount of time, I understand the stressful process of trying to find a place to live while completing your contract. I scoured the internet, specifically blogs of former assistants, and the assistant Facebook pages for advice on the best places to look. However, I never had anyone … Continue reading Hindsight is 20/20: Looking for Housing as a TAPIF assistant or other expats living in France
Today marks two weeks until my 24th birthday (hurray! another year of managing through this thing called life achieved!). It also marks two weeks until the one year anniversary of when I got accepted to TAPIF (it really was one of the best birthday presents ever, knowing that I was moving back to France!). It is absolute insanity to me that it has already been … Continue reading J’ai bien profité: My reflections on my TAPIF experience
I think all of my fellow travelers out there can probably say that they’ve struggled at one time or another knowing exactly what to pack when traveling to a particular destination. I know that I definitely have. Though you can scour different blogs and Pinterest for ideas of what you should bring (I know that I definitely do. The resources are endless.), I’m here to … Continue reading Getting caught in rainstorms with just a cotton jacket: 4 simple tips on how to choose what to pack for your upcoming travels
Where Lisbon is gritty, lively, and and a little rough around the edges, Sintra is magical and picturesque, both being different versions of the same Portuguese culture. You must plan a day trip to Sintra if you are ever planning a trip to Lisbon anyways. You can take a commuter train to Sintra from just about any train station in Lisbon, and depending from which … Continue reading Finding magic in Sintra Hills.