France · 116 Days · 23 Moments · January 2016

Student Exchange 2016 - Home [Lille]

11 May 2016

I will miss this view when going out the school ❤️

1 May 2016

I'm 22 days away from leaving France and going back to the Philippines. This has been such a great adventure for me, and I may not vocalize it often but I'm very thankful for my parents, my friends, my university, and God for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime. Not only did it widen my views on the world, I got to do amazing things while discovering and rediscovering myself along the way. I still have a few more days left, and I plan to flesh out the fun in my remaining days on French soil until I come back... Hopefully soon, and as a person working in the EU or for my local embassy. Whatever the universe has in store for me, I'll take it on. For now, I'll just treat myself for a 'day by day' lifestyle until my flight home. I will miss you, Lille. I will miss you, France. I will miss you, Europe. But I will definitely go back.

30 April 2016

Took a little weekend stroll because even if it's Spring, Lille is that kind of town that still sleets one day, then goes sunny the next 😷
"Lille, je t'ai rencontrée hier et je t'aime déjà." // "Lille, I met you yesterday and I already love you."

22 April 2016

So, final exams are coming up! And I wasn't really doing anything productive trying to study alone, so a friend of mine invited me to study with her here in this café! It's really good, the ambience is great. Food is good for the price, and so fresh, too! Try their HUGE cookies with big chunks of chocolate! The only thing I wanted to see more of is more outlets and possibly more individual tables. Be Yourself café!

10 April 2016

Église du Sacré-Cœur! My, you're beautiful! I've always passed by you on Sundays but you were never open... Now you are! ❤️ Lille, France 🇫🇷 10.04.2016

6 April 2016

Crêpe Speculoos from CrêpiTime 😍🍴 It was actually supposed to be made with apples but the store ran out ☹️ had to substitute with pineapple... And it was still good 👍🏻 Lille, France 🇫🇷 06.04.2016

3 April 2016

18 degrees Celsius! Sun! T-shirt weather! I never expected these three things in Lille so early on. But wow! Everyone's taking the time to get food from the food truck nearby and just chilling in Jardin Vauban, near the zoo and the mini-carnival in Champ de Mars. Lille, France 🇫🇷 03.04.2016
Walking to Champ de Mars! Bon dimanche 😋
Lille is a city an hour by train from Paris. This is where I'll be staying and studying for one semester. I'll be studying at Université Catholique de Lille. Hope everything will be grand!
Pizza at Al Pomodoro! A rewarding lunch for us 🍴🍕 Lille, France 🇫🇷
Seen at Republique Beux-Arts Lille, France 🇫🇷
Lille, France 🇫🇷
Walking along Jardin Vauban to Champ de Mars 😋 Lille, France 🇫🇷
The only time I've ever eaten crêpes was at a World Cuisine Buffet, and it was chock full of candy sprinkles, whipped cream, and banana slices! While this looks simple in comparison, this crêpe au Nutella just warms me up after a long day of classes. Crêpitime, Lille, France 🇫🇷
Ferris wheel at the Grand-Place! Lille, France 🇫🇷
Pizza at La Palais de Bier in Lille! My friend had the mussels in wine with fries, a delicacy in this region!

11 February 2016

Ash Wednesday! Attended a 7 PM mass in the university chapel, which looked like it was permanently closed, but wow! Lille, France 🇫🇷 11.02.2016
Print wall at the local printing shop. I really love this ❤️ Lille, France 🇫🇷 11.02.2016

10 February 2016

Coffee with Sonia at the university's café after a (boring af) class 😂🙊 10.02.2016

18 January 2016

Walking near Champs-de-Mars. Such serenity ❤️

16 January 2016

Me and my friend, Sonia, in CrêpiTime! One of our favorite hangouts in Lille!