Author Archives: Jordan Moeny

The Problem With Spontaneity: In Which I Am Not Nellie Bly

I’m writing this from Berlin, where I’m happily settled in a pleasant hostel, freshly-showered and about to fall asleep in a surprisingly comfortable bunk bed. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the start of my trip, as Saturday night … Continue reading

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T Minus Five Weeks: On Being Ready

More than a year ago now, I wrote my very first post about going abroad. I was scared and hesitant, unsure about this grand adventure I was about to begin. As usually happens, my fears did not come to pass … Continue reading

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On Selfishness and Sacrifices

My decision to stay in France for a full year was, in a way, a very selfish decision. I knew that by going abroad for a full year, I was sacrificing some things: time spent with friends back on campus, … Continue reading

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Alone but not lonely

Whenever I tell someone my travel plans, the next question out of their mouth is almost always some variation of “Who are you going with?” And more than once, my response–“I’m going alone”–has been met with “Wow, that’s brave.” As … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, the French way

It’s Valentine’s Day, and there’s a conspicuous lack of commercialized cheer here in Lyon. No excessive advertisements claiming to know the best way to convince your significant other that you really do love them. No extravagant displays of red-boxed chocolates … Continue reading

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On eating fish and chips in France

One of my secret shames is that once every week or two, I eat fish and chips for lunch. The restaurant, just blocks from my apartment, is decked floor-to-ceiling in British-themed paraphernalia: photos of the royal family, posters of London … Continue reading

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Back to Lyon, Back to Business

For the first time in several years, I’m actually sad to be done with Christmas Break. Most people who know me know that I harbor few fond feelings toward my hometown. Of the 122 weeks that have come and gone … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

The last few years have been a little weird where Christmas is concerned. At Georgetown, I push through the usual stress of finals, torn between enjoying the holiday spirit (decorations! movies! cookies!) and not failing Econ. Then I hurriedly pack … Continue reading

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Thankful

Last night I joined my five fellow Hoyas for Thanksgiving dinner at the house of our lovely French coordinator, Valerie. It was arguably the most enjoyable Thanksgiving I’ve had in college—though it’s up against last year’s dinner at my uncle’s … Continue reading

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Catching up

I haven’t written much specifically for this blog lately because frankly, the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve found myself in four different airports in between six planes on my way to two new cities, … Continue reading

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