Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The results are in!!!

Remember two weeks ago when I was freaking out about an interview and wouldn't tell you what it was about?

It had something to do with:




The type of streets you just can't find in Canada.








A place called Amiens.......






Which just so happens, has the largest Notre Dame cathedral.....





....Amiens is also only an hour from the  Eiffel Tower. 

It's always been a dream of mine to go to Europe.

And I'll be living and studying there, for a month this summer. 

I'll get to visit both Paris and London and do awesome things like climb the Eiffel Tower, go to the Tower of London (torture devices rock!), and stroll along Kensington gardens. 

Yeah, life is good. 

Again, thank you for all your support with the interview, it helped me get through it and now....one of my dreams is coming true!

Do you have any good news to share? Have you ever studied abroad? Been to Europe? Where are some places I should look at going (in France or England)? 

47 comments:

  1. YAY! Congrats!!!!

    I've never studied abroad, but I did do this wild, crazy weekend in London with my best friend several years back and I WILL get back there some day.

    It may sound like an incredibly cheesy, touristy thing to do, but you so need to check out the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. (Though I suggest you get there early and find a spot on the fountain across the street. It's the best angle to see it all. Oh and you MUST check out a show in the West End. I don't care what theater show it is, you just have to go there. It's like New York, but way cooler!

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  2. Wow, lucky you! This sounds awesome, enjoy.

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  3. Maybe we can meet up for coffee in Paris!!! How cool. Did you email me your address? You won the signed copy of Across the Universe? And, yes, I studied abroad in college--London. Now I'm just a broad living abroad.

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  4. YAY!!!! You already know how excited I was for you! Holy toledo batman I'm insanely jealous that you'll get to meet Samantha and she'll meet you! INSANELY JEALOUS!!!!

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  5. WOw, Congratulations! You'll have to let me know when you'll be in the area! I'd love to get together for a café!

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  6. Congratulations, Melissa! We'll look forward to the stories you'll have to share :-) Never been to Europe, but my son and his family just moved to Spain so we really have no excuse!

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  7. Woohoo! That's awesome news. Congratulations. I hope you have an incredible time in Europe this summer. =o)

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  8. That is fantastic!!! *Happy Dance*
    Congratulations, Melissa!!!

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  9. WOOHHOOO! I can't wait to see pics and all that. Oh, and when you go to Kensington Gardens, you have to go have tea at the Orangry. It feels like old fashioned tea in the gardens. SO cool.

    You'll have to take like, little videos too, or skype with the Eiffel tower in the background ;p

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  10. YAAAAAAAAAAY! My bee charmer is growing up so fast! Will be a jetsetter before I know it. I'm so happy and excited and proud of you and I can't wait for more pictures of this epic adventure that awaits you! I looooves you and you deserve this SO much m'dear. Epcot will never be the same, sadly ;) BUT if you think for one second we aren't going to Epcot together you are mistaken. No one does Illuminations better than Epcot (cause no one else does it?) Another squee and happy dance for you!

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  11. Super Awesome Melissa! You should totally read that book now...you know which one :) I'm kind of jealous but completely happy for you. Congrats on getting through the interview.

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  12. Holy snap!!! I'm so jealous right now!! You lucky woman! Congrats!!!! Eep! More of these !! Cause I'm so excited for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Holy crap! That is so awesome! I'm insanely jealous right now. Have so much fun and love every minute of it!! Congratulations!! :D

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  14. I've only been to Canada; not even Mexico. I'm hoping to become a world-traveler someday. Someday.

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  15. Yay congrats!!! So I totally regret not studying abroad while I was in college, but I did do an internship in Taiwan right after graduating. It was awesome and super fun.

    Europe is beautiful! Did a family trip once. Paris' summer skies are freaking amazing (it's like they're fake)! You're going to have so much fuuun! I'm jealz. :) CONGRATS!

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  16. That's terrific! How wonderful will that be. I'm totally jealous.

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  17. You'll love the Tower of London- it was my favorite stop in Britain.

    Congratulations!

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  18. Yay congrats. Paris is wonderful. London is great too. we have some awesome galleries ;)

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  19. You'll have an awesome time! (And time to see most of what's in London, because there's a lot.) Congratulations!

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  20. Oh yay! You'll have to let me know when you're in London, because I live right beside Kensington Gardens!

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  21. Congratulations!! That is so exciting, and I'm just a wee bit jealous. :) I've always wanted to go to Europe. I hope you have a fantastic time!

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  22. Woohoooo! That is so exciting! I'd say visit Stonehenge if you're able to. I thought it was pretty cool!

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  23. Love Paris. Love. Congrats and have a great time!

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  24. Fantastic!!! This is such awesome fun news Melissa! Congratulations!!!

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  25. That is so awesome!! I am really jealous!! I have always wanted to go to Europe!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  26. I have never even been abroad but I am SO EXCITED for you!!! What a wonderful experience! I love how you are out there living your life, Lady M. Such a cool thing to see!

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  27. I've never studied there, but I went to England after college and did a little tour of Europe after freshman year of college. They were GREAT!

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  28. THIS IS SO AWESOME!

    The summer is the best time to go to europe. My first trip to europe was the most exciting time of my life. Paris and London are two incredibly exciting cities and although they are touristy, they still hold amazing places to discover.

    I am SO happy for you Melissa. I hope you have the most incredible time of you life!

    Michael

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  29. YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is super wonderful, Melissa! *tosses glitter*

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  30. Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity! I have traveled throughout England and highly recommend a day trip to Brighton on the English Channel. It's a beautiful resort community and George IV's pavilion is a must see. xo style, she wrote

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  31. Say "hello" to both Paris and London for me.

    Here's a challenge for you: try talking in French to a Parisian waiter and see how long it takes before he deigns to acknowledge your existence!

    Suggestions for London: take a ride on the London underground, have a drink in a real pub, visit the science museum, St Paul's cathedral - and climb to the top, see if you can visit the Palace of Westminster (parliament)...what? You only have a month?

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  32. Oh my goodness, that's freaking amazing!! How totally awesome! I moved back from the UK a year ago, and it was the most miserable experience having to leave it behind. I still miss it like crazy. Enjoy every moment of your time there! Take lots of pictures!

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  33. I traveled extensively in Europe for work for a few years. It got really exhausting after a while but I'll always remember how beautiful and different those world class cities are. I miss Paris - thanks for sharing your photos and congratulations to you on this great opportunity!

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  34. OMG! That is the best news, ever! Lucky you.

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  35. Wow! Congratulations!
    In Paris, there is a small cathedral, in walking distance of Notre Dame, with a stained glass ceiling on the upper floor. I can't remember what it is called, but if you can find it, check it out.
    In GB, go to Scotland, and Wales too, if you have time. Go to Edingburgh, Stonehenge, and Avebury (where you can get closer to the stones).

    Have fun!

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  36. AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Amazing news-- you will love it (both places)!!!

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  37. OH my goodness congrats! What an opportunity! I hope you blog about it lots!

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  38. IM SOOO HAPPY YOU GOT IT!! You have to take a billion pictures and put them all up so I can be crazy envious at home... alone. by myself...

    Hhaha just kidding! But I am crazy excited for you! xoxoxox

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  39. I am so jealous… congrats.

    I have not even been aboard, your pics look amazing; wish I could live there.

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  40. NO WAY! Wow, this will be amazing--congrats!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  41. Melissa, congratulations!! How exciting. Dreams do come true, don't they? I can't wait to see your pictures;)!

    BTW, you have an award waiting at my blog!

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  42. What an amazing study abroad experience!!! I'm so excited for you! I spent three weeks in Grenoble, France in high school, and it was one of the best times of my life.

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  43. Oh my goodness... congratulations Melissa!!! I'm so happy for you! :) I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  44. Wahoo!

    That is AMAZING and COMPLETELY awesome!

    WOW ~ it just sounds absolutely incredible.

    Congrats and looking forward to hearing about some of it :)

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