Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, is it really true that, just as we have started to find our way around JMO, just as we have learnt what CHAFEA means, just as we have finally managed to visit Eurostat, just as we finally enjoyed some summery weather… our stage is over? That first day some … Continue reading That’s all, folks! (Or is it?)
What is the best way to spend a cloudy Sunday afternoon and have some fun with your friends? There are no doubts when answering this question: BBQing at James’! There is no other place where you can have a Velociraptor and a billiard table in the same room, a Miami swimming pool and a colonial … Continue reading The host of the year prize goes to… James!
40 people signed up for it and so it looked like the final trip was going to be a great success. But then, obviously, we had to pick the worst day weather-wise possibly… 15 degrees, rain & wind and in the end we had 16 participants out of 40. [Actually it could have been expected, … Continue reading Rain, wind, kayaks & fun!
We all hate to hear it, still we all say it: we’re now in the middle of our “lasts” as Commission trainees: our last month, our last week, our last Tuesday… and what is still yet to come, our last lunch together and the much-feared moment of handing back our badge. In this series of … Continue reading Europicnic: could our stage have a tastier ending?
After many changes in our final trip plans, we finally decided to split it into a few parts and to stick to Luxembourg. As you can imagine, it was all carefully considered. The first part was supposed to be hiking somewhere around the Upper-Sûre lake – the area many of us hadn’t had the chance to … Continue reading “Hiking”, or Final Trip Part 1
Alright, that’s all folks! We have now come to the last stop on our journey across the most unbelievable details about our respective countries. We hope you have enjoyed this section (the highlights of which are also included in the Who’s Who Book, if you haven’t noticed;)) and learnt a lot of useful information that … Continue reading Country fun facts: study magic in Poland, learn about Hungarian sex life and go to jail in Slovenia
Having covered Metz and Nancy, it was now time to head further and discover Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region. After a few false starts due to the bus driver needing a break before the journey began and the subsequent confusion over timings, we were on our way. We kicked off our visit with that … Continue reading A bite of Alsace