Nine Months in La Rochelle

Nine Months in La Rochelle

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Hilary Hale By HilaryHale Updated Jan 30

**True Story!**
So here I am in France, and here I'll be until the end of next June. Let's see where it takes me!
La Rochelle is a beautiful seaside city on the coast of Charente-Maritime in Western France. When the British Council told me I'd be working here for the next nine months, I couldn't believe my luck, and I honestly thought I must be dreaming--or maybe just blessed--when I found the loveliest landlady ever. I get to live by the sea, with some really brilliant people, because my housemates are also amazing? And all I have to do is a really exciting job? OK, sure, if you say so, but I suspect I'm getting the better end of the deal somehow! Join me on my first-ever journey to France, and follow my updates as my life here unfolds. Rather like the massive Michelin map I bought as soon as I was given my placement details--I really don't have good spatial awareness at all!
**photo and overlaid handwriting are mine!**