The Myth of 'Cheap' European Travel

When I informed friends and family that I would be doing my masters degree in Europe for the next 2 years, the comment I heard the most was that I'll be doing a lot of travelling and I thought, naively, that I would probably be going to a different country every other weekend.

Unfortunately, it…

Discovering Dijon (Bakery, Darcy Park) VLOG

Video below! 
Hello friends, I am FINALLY back with another vlog! This one has taken quite a while to escape the archives and see the light of day again (I blame constant classes and no time) but it's finally here and I'm so excited to share it!In this vlog I'll walk around Dijon a bit, …

Feeling 'At Home' in Dijon

The concept of 'home', what does it mean when you're living abroad?
I've been in Dijon for a month and a half, which is a relatively short period of time, and even so most of my original expectations when it comes to France have already shifted dramatically. 
I had a really hard time …

5 Things To Know Before Studying in France

Today marks my one month anniversary of arriving in France, so to celebrate I wanted to pen down some things that I think would have been helpful to know ahead of time. These are all things you tend to discover as you go through the visa process in France, but knowing about them when you first star…

My First Apartment Tour + Grocery Shop in France

Hello everyone! These past 2 weeks I've been working hard on settling into life in France, which was a bit of a bigger challenge than I expected. I think I underestimated what a big change this would all be, and for the first week my anxiety did get the better of me, which prevented me from vlo…

My Big Move to Dijon, France

Hello everyone! 
Earlier this week, I boarded a one way flight to Paris, France, with my final destination being Dijon. I managed to capture a bit of footage of my journey and wanted to share it here with all of you, along with some details on travel to France post COVID.I think I expected this jour…

A Trip to France: My Days in Paris

I've come back from my adventures abroad bringing lots of photographs & memories to share with you!


A few months ago I decided to book a trip to Paris to meet Amanda, my best friend, who has graced this blog many times. We haven't seen each other since I left Japan 2 years ago, she'…