Friday, 31 August 2012

2 days to go !

Off on Monday morning, bright and early at 6.50am, probably meaning a pretty horrendous 5am airport check in...but will it be worth it?? I certainly hope so! Bag packing is a major issue, 20kg is the max I can bring with Aer Lingus, and I've long since passed that particular figure..
If it's not too noticeable, I think the "several items of hand-luggage" routine could work nicely, along with the "wearing everything" mantra, usually reserved for Ryanair flights, however incredibly relevant to my current predicament..

I'm really looking forward to the train journey between Geneva and Grenoble. I've heard nothing but good reviews about the amazing scenery and breathtaking surroundings in the very heart of the Alps, so I'm very very excited! Once I get there, the bureaucracy will most likely begin, and while I feel confident enough to get by in French, this could be a new challenge entirely!

According to the Facebook group I recently discovered, there will be events taking place from day one, so fingers crossed I won't need too much adjusting time and that I'll get into the swing of things quickly!

Counting down the hours now, à bientôt ! I shall finish with a hilarious sounding rap about Grenoble that I just found - God help us all.

Monday, 13 August 2012

The countdown begins..

It's only a mere three weeks now before I head off! Flying on the 3rd of September to Geneva and then getting the good old TGV to Grenoble. Switzerland should be fun, even though it'll be just the airport, but I do plan to make it back for a proper visit during the year, as well as all the other travelling I have planned, Italy, Paris, Bordeaux etc...yeeeah I'd imagine the bank balance will get back to me on that one.

Having lived for a bit in Paris last summer the idea of living alone isn't quite as daunting as it could have been, but the idea of college completely en français at Sciences-Po is a bit daunting, plus the assumption that everyone else going there has passed a very tough exam and will probably end up being big political hotshots in the future.. oh well, time will tell!
I do however like to think that I'll be only doing collegey stuff in between all my galavanting across the Alps and all the skiing I'll be doing, added to the incessant socialising and partying that seems to be a right of passage for Erasmus students...but I have a feeling that underestimating college in France may come back to haunt me. Big time.

Roll on 3rd of September !!