Free Museum Sunday in Paris (Pt. 2/2)

As a continuation of my previous post, today's post is about my visit to the Centre Pompidou, specifically the Musée National d'Art Moderne, on "Free Museum Sunday," aka the first Sunday of the month. The child of an architectural competition, the Centre Pompidou is dynamic, bright, and bold. The unforgiving steel frames against the rounded [...]

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Free Museum Sunday in Paris (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 [...]