July 7th

What a great Thursday the girls and I had! After lunch, we boarded a bus with 20 other students and headed straight for the train station. About 25 minutes later, we were headed straight to the center of the village, Villefranche. We had an afternoon there of some quality cultural exchanges, and then, of course, some quality time spent on the beach! After returning home, the girls and I ate dinner, showered off the salt water, and headed back into Nice to watch France beat Germany 2-0 in the Eurocup! IMG_1333

July 6th

Today the girls participated in their favorite activity put on by Azurlingua yet: shopping! Wednesday, July 6th marked the first day of city wide sales, so the girls went with a handful of other excited shoppers into Nice this afternoon. With their winnings in hand, we returned to the campus for a relaxing night in!  IMG_1314

July 5th

The girls profited from a free afternoon today by taking a big nap after classes were finished. After dinner, we went out into Nice with some other students from Azurlingua and passed the time talking at the beach over a cold soda. We can’t believe there’s only three days left in Nice!

Individual French Immersion – day 3

Today we woke up early and drove to Toulon, where me and my host brother, Thomas, took a gondola up a mountain overlooking Toulon. The view of the city and port was spectacular. We then took a short bus ride and walked through Toulon’s market to the port. Later we joined back up with my host parents and had lunch at a restaurant by the beach. We watched the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier pass into the port as we ate. Later Thomas cooked dinner on the barbecue and in the evening we watched the France- Germany soccer game. Happily France won and we will be watching them again on Sunday! IMG_2277 IMG_2274 IMG_2270

Individual French Immersion – day 2

Today we had a fairly calm but interesting day. My host mother and two brothers and I went grocery shopping in the afternoon. It was very interesting to see all of the different foods and brands in France that don’t exist or are much less popular in the US. Later, my host mother and brother and I went to a nearby mountain to pick thyme plants to use as an ingredient on pizza which we will have for dinner later this week. We followed a small rocky road up to a water tank that fire fighters use to fight wildfires in the area. The tank provided a vantage point to look down over a beautiful view of Garéoult, Rocbaron, and the surrounding countryside. IMG_2261 IMG_2259 IMG_2257