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I am excited because it was my first preference. I just found out.
Anyone have anything to say about Toulouse?
Have a good time.
gonna have a difficult time eating
my sister lived there last year and got by.
The pig squealing competition
I've seen videos, the men wear snouts and have to imitate all the various squeals including orgasm.
lots of brick buildings
famous romanesque church (that attracts surprisingly big amounts of tourists)
cool public park/botanical garden (jardin de something)
oh and foie gras
Yes. A few years ago we and my travelling crew had a stoppover at Toulouse airport. We spent the whole time sat on our bags on the floor by the entrance to the terminal/shopping centre thing.
About 10 minutes into the wait some woman enters the building, little dog in tow. The dog stops and takes a dump right there on the floor right in front of the doors. The woman, not giving a monkeys, waits for the animal to finish its business and then just walks off!
Outside on the street, this would be an outrage - inside an actual public building, it beggared belief.
While we weren't going to do anything about it ourselves, we gradually realised that our yells of "Mate, there's poo!" were more or less totally redundant. As the hours went by, not only did various people walk over and around the lump of poo without even giving the stuff so much as a glance; one geezer actually dragged a suitcase through the stuff and went on with his day - not even noticing the small group of travellers haranguing him with disgusted expressions and shouts of "OI, SHITBAGS!"
We left Toulouse with a new and distressing perspective on the French character.
french people are so cool
I'm glad that the French department can cope with joint degrees. You'll have a great time abroad, I'm sure.