Lost in LA: Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory and downtown LA (February 2021) For locals and visitors alike, one cannot go without visiting the Griffith Observatory at least once in their lifetime. Situated in the north of Los Angeles city, this observatory is perched on top of Mount Hollywood, overlooking all of Los Angeles and its surroundings, from the iconic Hollywood … Continue reading Lost in LA: Griffith Observatory

Destination: Gaillon, France

Views from château de Gaillon (October 2016) Gaillon is a small town located about 58 miles (94 km) west of Paris, or about 32 miles (51 km) south of Rouen, the largest, nearby city in the Normandy region. Like many of the dozen or so small towns and villages in the Eure department of Normandy, … Continue reading Destination: Gaillon, France

3 Micro-Neighborhoods of Paris You Need to See

Paris is home to 20 arrondissements, or "neighborhoods" within the city. Each one has a different feel to it, from the touristy, Eiffel Tower hub (7ème) to the vibrant, Jewish/LGBTQ quarter of the Marais (3ème/4ème) to the quieter and residential space of the Buttes-Chaumont (19ème). It can take a lifetime to discover every nook and … Continue reading 3 Micro-Neighborhoods of Paris You Need to See

Travel Challenge– Day 8

Hey, folks! I was nominated by fellow travel blogger Anita from 100 Country Trek (thanks, dear!) to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. It is fun to search through my favorite photos, bringing back memories of … Continue reading Travel Challenge– Day 8

5 Beautiful Villages I Want to Visit in France

Salut, tout le monde! Having lived in France for four years, I had visited a good handful of what are consider "les plus beaux villages de France." In other words, these are several dozen villages throughout the country which have been promoted by national tourism as having "rich, cultural heritage," as means of drawing visitors … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Villages I Want to Visit in France