While waitressing over the summer, I waited on this very nice lady from New York. She grew up in Maine just like me and had studied abroad in Paris. At the end of the meal she told me that I must travel to San Sebastian and to Corsica. At the time, I did not know much about Corsica, but now I do!!
Over the weekend, the entire IES Abroad Nice program travelled together to Corsica! Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean, just north of Sardinia. Technically, it was a field trip relating to our French History class. Corsica is so important because it is the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte. Since it was a field trip, our program had funded it. Of course, we had paid for this trip at some point but we liked to pretend it was free!
This video focuses on our time in Bonifacio, although our trip was divided between Ajaccio (Napoleon’s birth place) and Bonifacio. We even toured Napoleon’s house! Bonifacio is the southern tip of Corsica and Ajaccio is on the South Western coast. They are relatively close to each other but because of Corsica’s rocky interior, decent roads only exist along the coastline. This made for a scenic ride!
Bonifacio was absolutely breathtaking. The newer part of the town was filled with impressive yachts and sailboats while the old part of the town was perched on top of a cliff surrounded by spectacular views. Take a look for yourself…
~ please excuse my pronunciation of Bonifacio and Ajaccio ~
My name is Lee Foden and I am a journalism student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Born in Maine, I love the ocean and am looking forward to spending my time by the Mediterranean next semester! I am taking a break from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and headed to the rocky beaches of Nice, France. Follow my blog to stay up to date with all of my European adventures!
One of the best things about being in global city in Europe is the ability to travel! This term I was lucky enough to do two trips to 4 different cities: Porto-Portugal, Barcelona-Spain, Dublin-Ireland, and Edinburgh-Scotland. Each were so much fun in their own way!
Well, this is one of my very last posts on this blog! In ten days I will be checking out of the apartment I've been living in for the last four months, turning in my beloved Museumkaart, and meeting up with my parents to spend the holidays in an airbnb in my favorite neighborhood of Amsterdam.
I write this from my home in New York, looking out the window on the snow covered ground as the breeze from the thirty-degree weather blows through my open window. It's a harsh change from the humid summer weather of South America that I was in approximately 48 hours ago.
Shortly after we went on our trip to London, the IES Abroad students took one last trip before starting our various programs at Trinity, Gaiety, and so forth. A trip to "The North", as many Dubliners and other Irish alike call it.