It occuried to me earlier this week, that it has been a whole eleven months already, since I set off to France in August 2014 to start my Year Abroad. It feels just like yesterday and yet a million years ago at the same time, and it is all going to end in a week’s time, just like that.
I have had an incredible year, experiencing living abroad and documenting it all as I have gone along, and I hope you, my readers, friends and family, have enjoyed the journey to France, Spain and Portugal with me! Although it was a tough selection, I have chosen a select 11 photographs to sum up each of these last wonderful 11 months (featured image doesn’t count!)…
Perpignan, the arrival (26th August), busy spent registering at university and opening a bank account, oh and at the beach!
A month full of travel before university in Perpi became too serious: Banyuls-sur-mer, Collioure, Carcassonne, Villefranche-de-Conflent and GIRONA
Julia, me and Kam at the Vallée des tortues near Perpignan, one of my favourite day-trips from this semester! Also went to Salses, a weekend trip Nîmes, saw Émilie Simon in concert, and met up with friends in Barcelona, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille AND Avignon this month!
Day trip to Montpellier! Also went to Barcelona this month for a second time.
Photo taken from my repas de départ (leaving meal) in Perpi. Also went to Barcelona for the third time and Collioure for the Christmas Market before eventually taking my exams and flying home 😦 Was very sad to leave.
Salamanca, the start of the second half of my Year Abroad (29th January). Very cold, don’t let those blue skies fool you!
Me and Becca in Toledo! Also went to Ciudad Rodrigo for Carnaval, Segovia, Ávila and Lisbon this month!
Las Fallas in Valencia was incredible! Also had a fantastic weekend in Bilbao with James (we are now obsessed with Basque pintxos), Semana Santa in Salamanca, a weekend trip home AND moved flats in Salamanca!
Me with Becca exploring the beautiful Alhambra in Granada! Also went to Mérida and Sevilla this month.
View of the Cathedral from La Universidad Pontifica de Salamanca. May was exam and essay writing month, so I got to explore some more of Salamanca at the weekends instead of travel elsewhere for a change.
Photo taken in Porto, during a lovely moonlit walk along the river with Nathan and Julio! Also visited Madrid this month and said “hasta luego” to Salamanca…
July has been spent attending a Portuguese language summer course in Lisbon and exploring more of this beautiful city! Photo taken at the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte, my favourite viewpoint in the city!
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