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I am back in Haute-Savoie. And I am freezing here, even though it is 20 degrees. (It was 36 in Vaucluse!) I have over 200 photos to sort through and upload. I miss Provence terribly already.

Annecy is a beautiful place, but I’m anxious to move somewhere else. David told me he is too. I need sun and heat, not mountains and rain. I used to think I wouldn’t want to stay in France forever, that Canada or Australia would become my future home… but experiencing life in Provence made me fall in love with this country all over again. The thought of staying here forever doesn’t bother me, as long as I live in the south.

However, I still think about Quebec a lot. My bilingual, bi-cultural heaven in North America. I would like to live there someday, regardless of the cold winters. I just don’t think we can afford to immigrate anytime soon.

A close friend whom I admire sent me a postcard from New Caledonia. She studies in Sydney at the moment and I’m dying to visit her and Australia (plus New Zealand & New Caledonia, of course). But I can’t. Not yet anyway.

The world is so big and I feel a need to experience it all. I’ve been to a lot of places already, but it’s nothing major, nothing like a tour du monde. My love of geography, history and languages will not let me rest until I’ve seen everything.

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  • Penny

    Sounds like the south is calling you!:)

  • Penny

    Sounds like the south is calling you!

    :)

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I with you! I want to see it and do it all too!

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I with you! I want to see it and do it all too!

  • Leah

    I hear ya!!! I haven’t ever been to Provence or Annecy, for that matter and they’re just two of the many places on my list. I also still have to see Australia and Greece which are at the top of my list, but I almost feel guilty going elsewhere when there are so many great places just in France!

  • Leah

    I hear ya!!! I haven’t ever been to Provence or Annecy, for that matter and they’re just two of the many places on my list. I also still have to see Australia and Greece which are at the top of my list, but I almost feel guilty going elsewhere when there are so many great places just in France!

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I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In January 2010, I started focusing more on teaching and learning languages in general. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at the university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling (though now my trips are usually in Australia) and being an American abroad.

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