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 [...]

Paris: Whirlwind, Wonder & Wanderlust

Whirlwind - After taking my final, I exercised. Well, I "exercised," as in I ran up and down the 5 flights of stairs more times than I could count in order to finish packing. After that, it was a mad dash to catch my shuttle and make it to JFK. On my flight, they played [...]

An Avocado in Paris

With less than 3 days to pack, memorize my lines for my final skit, and take my final French exam, to say that I'm on a time crunch is the understatement of the century. Okay, maybe not, but it is the understatement of my week. So, what have I been up to while I'm not [...]

Welcome! Paris – T-minus 5 Days

Bonjour! Welcome to my travel blog, where I will be documenting my study abroad experience this summer! So, why A Soirée Abroad? Well, I'm learning French in France this summer, so it only seemed appropriate to plop a French word in the title of my blog somewhere, and soirée is just such a beautiful word (makes [...]