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Paris (2): The adventures

May 2, 2024

Whilst in France, I had a mission: to test every kebab joint I could find in the neighbourhood. Ever since my installation in my host family, I started my meticulous research, and I am glad to say that I’ve tried out pretty much every single Arab/Turkish fast food place in... Read More

Rabat (1): The land of the setting sun

May 2, 2024

Have you ever seen a Moroccan Medina before?   I haven’t before going to Morocco. And you should definitely visit one. When we arrived in a riad, a traditional moroccan house which is designed towards the interior (there are no windows towards the exterior and there... Read More

Paris (1): First Impressions

May 2, 2024

I remember stepping down from the aeroplane and breathing the cold, humid Parisian air. It was definitely a stark contrast to what I am used to: hot, torpid weather. Immediately, I was on edge. It was my first time in Paris since a short 3-day visit when I was 13, and I... Read More

Goodbye (for now) Senegal!

July 27, 2021

After eight busy, exciting, interesting, adventure-filled (and exhausting) weeks, here I am at the end of my time in Dakar. A lot of people have been asking me what I enjoyed the most, and while there are so many cool things I got to see and do, what’s really stood out to me... Read More

Feeling Hungry? A Glimpse: Senegalese Cuisine

July 19, 2021

My classes and activities are starting to wrap up, and though I’ve had a wonderful time in Dakar, I am starting to count the days until I head home (eight). There are some aspects of Senegalese culture that I won’t miss – the traffic congestion and car exhaust, the lack of... Read More

Divine Dark Chocolate Cake with Aurélie

June 12, 2020

With a self-proclaimed sweet tooth, I may be biased when I ask, “Is there anything more divine than a chocolate dessert?” Short answer, no! Every birthday growing up there was never any question or hesitation for my special celebratory treat: chocolate cake! Warm... Read More

Classic Crêpes with Lindsay

May 5, 2020

What’s the first food you think of when you hear the word Paris? For many, crêpes are the must-eat snack when visiting the City of Light. And it’s no surprise: freshly made before your eyes with a flick of the wrist, this light, buttery confection is the perfect... Read More

Final thoughts

May 4, 2020

Exams are over and most of the APA crowd finished their classes this week, as Sunday marks the end of our program. I imagined we would be celebrating the last few days in Paris, with good food and colorful drinks, with music and dance, or by visiting some more cool spots of the... Read More

Delectable Focaccia with David

April 28, 2020

Social distancing may have entered our lexicon but there’s still many ways to come together, albeit virtually. And what better way to electronically gather than with the sumptuous, mouth-watering, delicious tastes of French and Francophone cuisine! Each week, a member of... Read More

Paris in 15 seconds

April 9, 2020

Hi everyone, In this week’s post I am just sharing my latest project. Staying at home for so long isn’t easy, and since we can’t use our free time to visit any more of Paris’s beautiful sights, I decided to make a hyperlapse video of some of my favorite... Read More

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