Monday, August 5, 2013

This Summer, I Saw the World

...and I couldn't be more blessed.

Eiffel Tower. Paris, France.

Centre de ville. Tours, France.

Vieux Tours. Tours, France.

Domaine de Marc Brédif. Vouvray, France.

Buckingham Palace. London, England.

Big Ben. London, England.

Punting. Oxford, England.

Vieux Port. Marseille, France.

Panorama of the city and the Mediterranean from Notre Dame de la Garde. Marseille, France.

Hiking the Calanques de Luminy. Marseille, France.

Mediterranean Sea hidden among the Calanques de Luminy. Marseille, France.

Miroir d'eau in front of Place de la Bourse. Bordeaux, France.

Camel rides at la Palmeraie. Marrakech, Morocco.

Mosquée de la Kasbah. Marrakech, Morocco.

Avenue Mohamad V and Hassan Tower. Rabat, Morocco.

View of the city from the Kasbah des Oudayas. Rabat, Morocco.

Tour de France. Tours, France.

Leonardo da Vinci's grave at Château d'Amboise. Amboise, France.

Gardens at Château de Villandry. Villandry, France.

Dizengof Square. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tel Aviv beach. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tel Aviv Port. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Yoga in a Foreign Language

I recently took a yoga class—in French. Keep in mind that I’ve also only been to five yoga classes max in the past few years.
It was amazing. There were only four of us, so the instructor kept positioning us. Not only was the class harder because of the language (yes, I speak French, but not French yoga and muscle names!), but the poses were also more challenging. My entire body was shaking by the end of the session, and my muscles are so sore today!
Anyway, I learned some interesting French phrases:
  • se froisser un muscle = to pull a muscle
  • un tendon du jarret = hamstring
  • faire d’une pierre deux coups = to kill two birds with one stone
Of course, I wasn’t properly dressed, since I don’t practice. (I wore cotton leggings and a Sugarlips tank top.) But it was still tons of fun!