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Eating Abroad Europe France

Aix-en-Provence – A Weekend Getaway

December 16, 2014

We left a chilly London with high hopes of being embraced by the warmth of southern France in Aix-en-Provence, but what we were actually greeted with could not have been further from this fantasy. Our first glimpse of Aix was a wet one; a rare day for the usually perpetually sunny university hub but once the downpour cleared, the town of pretty streets and endless fountains did not disappoint. Widely known as the home of Cezanne, it draws a lot of tourists for this alone, but even if you’re not an art buff, there’s still plenty to keep you occupied during a weekend getaway…

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Eating Abroad Mexico

Oaxaca

March 18, 2014

“Wah-hah-what?-where?-why…?

This would have been my response a couple of years ago if someone told me they were going to Oaxaca, the quaint Mexican town with the name that is pronounced nothing like it’s spelt. Fast forward to the present and it seems every other Tom, Dick, and Harriet I know has either been or is going to this tourist hotspot. Unsurprising really when you see what it has to offer- vibrant town centre, easy day trips to the Monte Alban ruins and mezcal (Mexican liquor) factories, hectic markets, and home to the mole, hot chocolates, and other delicious delights.

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Eating Abroad Mexico

Mexico City

February 21, 2014

After being in America for over a month, arriving in Mexico City was a bit of a shock to the system… my first realisation after 3 minutes in Mexico City- this place is hectic, loud, and messy; it’s hard to comprehend where and what all the sounds are when you are bombarded with suffocating heat and humidity. Realisation after 3 hours in Mexico City- should have persevered with those Spanish lessons; people aren’t so keen on ‘stab in the dark’ Spanish when ordering during Friday night prime time. Realisation after 3 days in Mexico City- every park or green space needs a water feature, police are everywhere, and everything I thought I knew about Mexican food was wrong. Hmm, maybe I already suspected that one… but that’s the whole point of traveling!

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