Tag Archives: Toulouse

20 Songs They’re Listening to in France

By Sarah After hearing Lady Gaga and Shakira blaring from every car in Italy, I was thrilled when I found French tunes in homes, streets and radios from Bordeaux to Lyon.  I stayed in five homes and shared car rides … Continue reading

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Budget Alert: The cheapest way to get around France

Trains in France are convenient but “tres cher”.  I wanted to see six different cities during my stay here, so I needed a way to cut down on transportation costs.  My Toulouse couch surfing host told me she always travels … Continue reading

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The French Music Festival

Last night I went to my first French music festival. My 23-year-old Toulouse host said I must try a summer concert in the South of France so I traveled with her to the small town of Pau for a night … Continue reading

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France Bonus: Free Pools!

by Sarah When the humidity is stifling in NY I always whine about the lack of pools in the city. Sure a few ritzy hotels allow access in exchange for purchasing a $14 cocktail and Central Park Harlem has a … Continue reading

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Day Trip: Carcassonne

by Sarah One of the best bonuses of couch surfing is that your host can take you to places you wouldn’t have otherwise visited.  Today my current host Elisa and I jumped in a car and made a 45 minute … Continue reading

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