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Christmas Markets

December 16, 2012 admin 0

This is one of the coolest things about living in France! For one month, Place Victor Hugo and Place Grenette (and a couple of other ones that I haven’t been to) are filled with log-house kiosks selling everything from pretzels to wooden toys. The weather has been a bit …

Chateau Vizille

December 4, 2012 admin 1

Oops! Almost forgot to post this one. It was only a few weeks ago, but seems like much longer with the huge change in weather the last few days. I was convinced that the sunny weather wouldn’t last too long, so when I woke up a few Saturdays ago and saw sunshine, I ran …

Fall in Grenoble

November 20, 2012 admin 0

With all the cold, dark, damp weather we’ve had here for the last few weeks, it’s been hard to appreciate fall in Grenoble. While there aren’t any fiery red leaves that I’m used to (they’re more of a burnt out brown here), the nature is still ver …

Finally a Sunny Day

November 14, 2012 admin 0

I love Grenoble but what I do miss about Canada are the beautiful fall colours and sunshine. The last few weeks we’ve had rain, fog, rain, fog, some snow and clouds. It’s been pretty warm, but the wind and rain make going outside a miserable experience. Luckily, w …


November 9, 2012 admin 2

Halloween is definitely my favourite holiday (except for the ones that involve presents) because it’s the one time of the year that I can dress up, paint my face and walk around for the whole day with looks of approval from everyone on the bus (my costumes are really co …

Grenoble in Black and White

October 29, 2012 admin 0

When walking around the city center, it’s really important to do one thing: look up. While most of the buildings are lined with large-windowed shops on the ground floor, the subsequent floors are beautifully decorated with ornaments in different styles. After fiddling a …

Life is goooooood

October 21, 2012 admin 2

This weekend was exactly what I pictured when moving to France: wine, foie gras, wine, more wine, wine. Not only did the weather rewind back to summer (right after I bought a new winter coat! Maybe if I buy mittens in a few weeks the magic will work again?), but the annual Mi …

Kiwis and Snow

October 11, 2012 admin 0

So far, autumn in Grenoble has been awesome! The weather is still pretty warm and not too rainy. For a few days in September it got unseasonably cold, enough so that there was snow on the peaks of the mountains. It was very picturesque and a nice preview of what winter will l …

Phantom Feet

October 7, 2012 admin 0

While I was waiting for the train in Lyon, I took some ghost-like photos (first one was an accident, then I just couldn’t stop!)   Follow my blog with Bloglovin