Travel Tuesdays 11: Erfurt and Clermont-Ferrand

For today’s Travel Tuesdays post, we’re travelling many years back in time to my first experience of living abroad! When I was a university student, studying languages, I was required to spend a year abroad to practice those languages… 

So I lived in a beautiful town called Erfurt in Germany for six months, where I taught English in a high school. (It was a great job -I only taught for 12 or 14 hours a week, so had a lot of free time!) I lived in the school attic, so had a very easy commute to work!

Erfurt had lots of pretty, old, medieval buildings, which I would enjoy wandering around.


Then I went to Clermont-Ferrand in France for the other half of the year, where I “studied” French at the university there. Basically, on my university exchange programme, I was only required to go to a very minimal amount of lessons/lectures, so had a lot of time to relax and have fun! My favourite thing to do there was to walk up one of the hills surrounding the town to admire the view. Yes, the church really was that black -it was made from black volcanic stone. 

Please note that I borrowed these photos from Google, as I didn’t have a digital camera back then. Hope you enjoyed my reminiscing about the good old days!

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