For our February break, Kate and I took a holiday to Budapest and Vienna.
In Budapest the weather was freezing and snowy, and it was the first time I felt real winter since I’ve been in Europe. It reminded me of Montreal winters. Because of the weather, it was really cozy to slip into restaurants and try hearty soups and stews to warm up. I loved Hungarian food! I didn’t know much about it before coming, but I really liked all the things I tried. There were lots of soups and stews, lots of sour creme, and pickled things and salads. Hungarians also love Paprika and spicy and sweet paprika seemed to be in almost everything. I loved it! Continue reading
One of my favourite things about France are its markets. No matter what town you visit they always have at least a Saturday or Sunday large market with different kinds of vendors, including ones selling vegetables, fresh fish, cheese, meats, baked goods and even clothing and other nick nacks. Without fail, the markets are crowded with people buying their weekly produce, usually carrying it in large wicker baskets (I really want one).
Arriving in France was intimidating and exciting. It was something I had been looking forward to for what felt like forever. I learned about the program in the Fall of 2010, and decided I wanted to do it. It wasn’t until March 2011 that I got my application in, and then I was accepted in … Continue reading