En Vacances: Île de Ré (France)

During my gap year in France, which I write about here, I visited the Île de Ré for a cycling holiday at the start of summer 2011 with my host family. We drove from Les Herbiers, a small town in northwest France, to the coastal town of La Rochelle, and then crossed the bridge connecting…

A very French affliction

Ever since venturing off to northwest France to work as an English language assistant for my gap year, I have wanted to be French. From their raucous and convivial family celebrations (with at least five courses!) to their beautifully rolled r, I’ve grown to love everything about our Gallic neighbours. Here’s a little insight into…