I will be using this blog to document my time working as an English language assistant in 3 high schools in Montpellier, France during the current academic year 2014-2015.
Soooo I arrived in Paris, France on September 15 and stayed with family friends in Saint-Denis for a couple days. I truly felt at home and was given the privilege of cooking for the family.
On September 17 I took the train down to Montpellier, and spent my first couple days with a wonderful Airbnb host, a spunky grandma.
We got along very well, and she kindly invited me to a Gypsy Kings night called Mas Saint François. She had a long career as a flamenco dancer, and homegirl still knows how to move!
Trying to find permanent housing was a bit frustrating, but thankfully God blessed me with a new French friend, Marie, who helped me visit several places and move into my apartment on September 23. I have 4 roomies—1 French lady, 1 Azerbaijani lady, and 2 cats 🙂
Over the past 3 weeks in my new city, I’ve found a pretty nice church (shout out to Chriska!!!), made a couple friends, and explored the town.
OH MY GOSH…FOOD!!!
So y’all know one of my loves is food right?! (if you didn’t you know now lol). Here are some “delicacies” they have here in Montpellier.
The weather has been WONDERFUL here…sunkissed all day e’ry day!!! Except for last Monday, when I had to walk home in a terrible rain storm because the trams got jammed and buses stopped running. By the time I got home there was a code red weather warning. Roads and malls were flooded. Quite a few people had to sleepover at their school or job, because there was no way to get home. But thank God people were able to find shelter from the storm.
My first full week in the classroom started this past Monday, October 6, so I’ll put up a post about that shortly…ish. Maybe. 😀