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Aug 20, 2011 - Saint Ismier

Every Saturday there is a market in our village so we headed up there this morning. There was a refrigerated truck full of cheese / pate and meats, a refrigerated truck with seafood, a baker, guys selling olives & salami and of course some fruits / vegetables. We felt we stood out a bit and I think until we learn a bit of French, it is going to be easier to shop at the supermarket !! Early days ! We then headed to a massive sports store we had heard about and it was out of this world with absolutely everything. It's called Decathlon and has...

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Jun 30, 2011 - Grenoble

Grenoble - 3.1 km - 0 Höhenmeter Wir starten am 30. Juni 2011 um 11.20 Uhr in Sarnen. Mit dem Zug geht es via Luzern, Genf nach Chambery Challes. Die Strecke von Chambery Challes nach Grenoble fahren wir mit dem Bus, wo wir um 17.30 Uhr ankommen. Nach einer Marschzeit von 45 Minuten erreichen wir unser Hotel. Da bleibt genügend Zeit für ein feines Nachtessen ;-). Die Franzosen können wohl auch nicht selber kochen, denn das erste Lokal war bereits ausgebucht. Aber beim 2. Restaurant hat es geklappt!

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Nufer's unterwegs

Feb 2, 2011 - All I want to do is travel!

Well Kelly and I are just sticking around Grenoble for a few days of class then we're off again to explore more of Europe. After the weekend in Geneva, all we want to do is travel. Planning our Italy trip is going great, and we have used my Lonely Planet book to figure out what we want to see in each city, and how long we can spend in each place as well. Even just planning this trip has been fun!! We are off to Rome to begin our Italy adventure on Friday, wish us luck!

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Semester Abroad 2011

Jan 23, 2011 - Shopping and such

Getting use to the hours that certain shops are open is really confusing. A lot of the food places only open for lunch, and maybe dinner. The banks, poste offices, and some shops close around noon for anywhere between 1 and 3 hours. Some things are closed weekends, some things are closed mondays...it is starting to make sense that my class schedule is always so different, that's just how the French culture works. Kelly and I had tried to go to a market that is pretty close about 3 times before we actually found out when it is going on. We...

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Semester Abroad 2011

Jan 22, 2011 - First week of school

Well that sure was a quick week. I had started to forget that I came over to France to go to school, but was reminded of that on Monday. The scheduling of classes is really strange, you never have the same class at the same time each week. For example, I had my my optional course (Web Development) twice this week, and have it again twice next week. So I'll already be done 12 out of my 18 hours for that course in the first 2 weeks of classes. And yes, that's right, all classes are 3 hours long. And I don't even start my finance class until...

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Semester Abroad 2011

Jan 13, 2011 - Orientation week

Well the weather finally cleared up; just in time for the first entire day I had to spend inside the university for orientation. One of the things I am most glad that I brought is my long rain jacket with a hood. It has come in handy for those few days of showers. And I also have to say, I can't even believe I've only been here 1 week. It feels like I've been here forever already. I can tell I am really going to love this city, and the amazing people that I get to experience it with. So Aloha is an organization with Grenoble Ecole de...

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Semester Abroad 2011

Jan 10, 2011 - Settling in

Does anyone else find it ironic that I am living in France, but know little to no french? It's just starting to hit me now how funny it seems. So many people ask me why I would possibly go on exchange to a country where I don't know the language...want to know my response? I really wanted to get outside my comfort zone. I have always been surrounded by the people I love, and I've never been forced to adapt to new and unexplored places and situations alone. I may not be alone alone, but this is still a huge adjustment for me. Exploring a...

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Jan 8, 2011 - I made it...finally

Well, I've finally made it to my apartment building in Grenoble. I flew from Calgary, to Vancouver, to Frankfurt, to Lyon, and then took a bus to Grenoble. The short delay in Vancouver really stressed me out, since I only had 2 hours to connect to my Lyon flight. Lo-and-behold, I missed my connection even though the Lufthansa crew on my flight had assured me that I would make it no problem. What made matters more complicated was that I would be unable to get my keys to my apartment until Monday morning if I arrived after 7 pm on...

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May 22, 2010 - Travel to Chatillon

Saturday 22 May Pack up day. Bags packed but increased load now after our shopping spree. Cleaned the house and drove to Yves and Babette who insisted we come for lunch. Beautiful day in Grenoble so we eat lunch outside picnic style. Followed the Pinottis all the way to Chatillon which is south of Grenoble by an hour or so. Mountainous views and extremnmne roads. Great to arrive at Chatillon and meet up with Christian and co. Big meal many drinks and lots of fun. Tents up Caravans organised and a lovely setting next to the river and...

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May 21, 2010 - Vercor / Puppet Museum

Friday 21 May Into Grenoble city, Over our bridge and walked into the main sqaure Place de Hugo;Had lunch and met ith Anise and Simon,They have a new apartment very close so we are shown and have cafe. Mitchell liked the fruit juice and toasted everyone in Frenchagain and again which is a worry: We listened to Simons band music. They have just made another CD; It was nice music like U2 Campbell reckoned; Anaise then guided us up the Vercor Mountains to the Museum of Automatic Puppets; the boys loved it. very clever. Xmas themes, French...

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May 20, 2010 - Hiking in the French Alps

Thursday 19 May Off to Chamrousse which was a favorite ski station when we were here. Barbette is now on holiday so is keen to take us for a hike in the mountains. It’s a nice day. We end up looking for Diesel and detour but every village in France is very nice. Up high very high the roads are very good. Grenoble is thousands of metres below us. The ski station is now a little city . Hotels and apartments all over. We have lunch at the Ski de Font station which has spectacular views of the Alps. We make our way up to Lac …… It was an hours...

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May 19, 2010 - St Egreve, Decathlon

Wednesday 19 May The Parking Council was here this morning and have painted yellow lines so the Kiwis know where to park! Took the boys to Dads favourite shop Decathlon.” Twenty years ago there was know Rebel Sport so this shop had it all. We said it was just a visit to look . Ended up rolling out two baskets of good deals….things we needed of course and some souvenirs. Drove thirty minutes north to Voiron where we first stayed on arrival with Henri Duc. it’s a nice little township. Had a wander through and sat in the sun at a lovely...

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