Free Museum Sunday in Paris: A Photo Diary (Pt. 1/2)

Paris has an overwhelming number of museums, which can become extremely pricey if you want to visit many of them. Thankfully, on the first Sunday of every month, a ton of museums offer free admission, and that, my friend, is when you should hit the town. On the first Sunday in July, I visited three museums: Musée des [...]

The Beginning of Reminiscing: The Empire of the Dead

Just like that, with more than 100 metro rides (50 hours!) and countless baguettes under my belt, my 5 weeks in Paris have come to an end. So, what have I learned? Well, for one, I have found the answer to one of my first questions: Yes, Parisian men and women don't wear shorts or [...]

My Travel Map: France

After having taken a two-week break from blogging, your girl is back! To celebrate the one-month birthday of my blog (no I was not counting, WordPress notified me by email), I have made and will continue updating a map of all the places I've been to this summer in France! Each pin marks a place that [...]

Taking Time in Paris

Today's post isn't exactly the usual "travel" post. Today's is a little more personal. With the mindset of I only have five weeks here and I have so much to see and to experience, I have been racing from one thing to another my first week in Paris, whether it be class, a museum, or my laptop [...]

Paris Past and Inception

Wednesday: a scavenger hunt for the dead. Thursday: a peek into dreams. On Wednesday afternoon, I visited the Le cimetière du Père-Lachaise, the largest cemetery in Paris and the first garden cemetery in the world. Located in 20th arrondissement, Père-Lachaise is often overlooked by tourists because it is far from the center from Paris. After visiting, however, I feel [...]

Extraordinary: Super-market & Masterpieces

After class on Tuesday, I decided to go to a department store with a couple of friends for lunch. As much as I love arms-length baguettes, I needed some more variety in my diet. So, we headed to Le Bon Marche, a department store in Paris. Its name (which translates to "good market") is an incredible understatement, [...]

Sweetness: Luxembourg Garden & Kirs

Before I begin, I just want to thank everyone who has been reading my blog. Whether there's only one of you or a hundred of you, your support means all the world to me. With that said, welcome to my fifth blog post! Now, I know I'm a little behind. With my first few days [...]

Farmers’ Markets and the Eiffel Tower: Familiarity and Foreignness

I woke up this morning in quite a panic. Had I slept through breakfast, after my host family told me that we were all going to have breakfast together this morning? My night had been a bit rough. Not only was I jet lagged, but around 1:30am, a group of teenagers decided that the front [...]