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Inspirational Story: How Shelly Overcame Harassment in France

I am SO excited to introduce y’all to my jolie friend: the brilliant, beautiful, and bold Shelly EnrightI met Shelly over 6 years go in my hometown in NJ through a youth group. She’s an incredible, open minded, and kind jeune femme with the best, au naturel mermaid hair I know.

Shelly is currently studying abroad in Southern France. When I asked her about her trip, she had the following unexpected journey to share and I am so grateful that she did. Thank you for sharing this personal experience with us, Shelly! -Jillian

How I Overcame Harassment in France

Guest Post by Shelly Enright

Voyaging to new lands is never easy.

When I first moved to the south of France, I had to get used to a lot of new things.

Between the customary cheek kisses upon greeting someone, buying a fresh baguette everyday, and having to find ways to pass the time until the drunk couple fighting in the street cools down so I can leave my apartment and go to class, the hardest thing to adjust to is what it’s like to walk down the street. Continue reading Inspirational Story: How Shelly Overcame Harassment in France

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Day trippin’ in Taipei with pandas and gondolas

Lions, tigers, cable cars, tea, pandas, oh my! It doesn’t matter if you’re five or thirty five: the Taipei Zoo and Maokong Gondola ride are a must see while in Taipei and we’re genuinely happy we did.

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Get inspired off the beaten path: a creative walk in Taipei

Is the dull rain of Taipei, Taiwan getting you down? Looking for some creative inspiration off the beaten path? Take a short  walk (even if it’s drizzling) through the Treasure Hill Artist Village: explore the modernly concrete alleyways, sketch the street bunny graffiti art, and create whimsical photo-op scenes in an open air room with human size fortune cookie sculptures. If you appreciate architecture and art, and like to explore without hundreds of tourists, then this is a quiet, interesting option to check out with a morning or afternoon in Taipei.

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