After debating whether Hemingway’s words or my own were more important, mine surprisingly won out. I’ve been devouring A Moveable Feast in my spare time, but have decided to set it down for now so I can bring some life back to this blog… something I’ve neglected to do for two months too long. (I’m sorry.) I’ve been in Switzerland since late May and, unless you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram account, you’ve been receiving radio silence.
A lot has happened since my initial apprehension back in May, so I’m afraid you’ll have to settle for the Cliffs Notes version of things. Here’s what’s up:
- When I first arrived back in Leysin, I had a few days to settle in before jetting off to Cyprus (my fifth new country this year!). I experienced so many cool things, including trying lots of delicious Cypriot food and swimming in the Mediterranean. I’m also now the proud new owner of a donkey driver’s license
- Following five days exploring the beaches, vineyards, and ancient ruins of Cyprus, I returned to Switzerland and started work a few days later
- I’ve been enjoying my new job immensely! I’ve been busy taking photos, writing articles, editing, and updating social media for the summer program at LAS
- During time off I’ve kept busy exploring new places and doing new things; I’ve been to the Alpstein region of Switzerland, Chamonix in France, and went to a concert at the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival
That’s all for now. If you’re still here checking for new blog posts, kudos, I admire your faith in me. Here’s hoping my next post will make an appearance within the next two weeks!
P.S. Anthony and I snagged tickets to the Alt-J concert at Montreux Jazz Festival. I wasn’t super well acquainted with their music before coming here, but they were SO good. If you want to know what the concert was like (or just have a penchant for eccentric indie rock bands), you should give their newest album, RELAXER a listen:
- In Cold Blood
- House of the Rising Sun
- Hit Me Like That Snare
- Last Year
- Taro (this one isn’t on ‘RELAXER’, but you should give it a listen anyway)