Destination: Étretat, France

Cliffs of Étretat (September 2015) Of all the years I've had this blog, it is actually unbelievable that I've never written about Étretat! Or at least, a stand-alone post about it. Most of my posts have only included it in lists (e.g. Normandy guides) or jointly with other destinations I went to in the region … Continue reading Destination: Étretat, France

My Favorite Places to Eat and Drink in Paris (DESSERT EDITION)

A couple of months ago, I wrote about my favorite restaurants and bars in Paris. Given that I had too many favorites to list, I decided to split up the post and make a Part 2, in which I share my favorite boulangeries, pâtisseries, and overall dessert places in town. For those with a huge … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Eat and Drink in Paris (DESSERT EDITION)

My Favorite Places to Eat and Drink in Paris (Part 1)

Traveling not only is a way to escape from the mundanity of work and home life, but also to learn about a new culture. Going just about anywhere outside of your home (especially abroad), and you're exposed to a new way of living via landmarks, museums, architecture, language, and the people. That's what makes it … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Eat and Drink in Paris (Part 1)

Paris Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bonjour à tous! A couple of months ago, Marla from Marla on the Move posted a "Paris Photo Scavenger Hunt," in which she took photos of the items listed on the Bingo card during her recent trip to the French capital. I found it a lot of fun, and I've decided to partake in this … Continue reading Paris Photo Scavenger Hunt

Refugee (poem)

(inspired by Calais, France-- December 2015) Refugee “I took a few steps and saw them, guys wearing uniforms with their dogs off the leash, carrying shiny, polished holstered guns...And the heavy pounding on their bodies, their bones scraping on the flooring, the thud made by the impact of their skulls on the steps, I can … Continue reading Refugee (poem)