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 [...]