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)

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