Indian Summer (poem)

(inspired by Lyon, France-- August 2018) Indian Summer I rest on the banks of the Saône,watching dragonflies skim the river like silktoo fast to capture their ephemeral flightslipping desperately between fingertipsas I attempt to grasp at the last of September’s day. The basilica looms across the banks,white marble stark against the setting sunit’s a prayer … Continue reading Indian Summer (poem)

Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2018 Edition)

Bonjour! Last weekend, I spent my time in Lyon for the fête des Lumières (aka "Festival of Lights"). Drawing over four million(!) people each year for a long weekend of light exhibitions all over the city, it's certainly one of France's biggest highlights-- domestic and international. Besides dazzling visitors with extravagant light shows, it also ushers in the … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2018 Edition)

Destination: Lyon, France (October 2018 Edition)

Bonjour! During this past vacances de la Toussaint, I kept it pretty simple by staying put in France, just as I'd done the year before. At least from these past two years, I haven't really gone all-out with my travel days, as I was still getting used to la rentrée for teaching, and I wanted to save up for … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (October 2018 Edition)

Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2017 Edition, Part 2)

Bonjour! Following the first night of the fête des Lumières last weekend, I had a lazy morning in the Airbnb (it was incredibly comfy, that's why) before I headed out around 11:00 to Part-Dieu to pick up another girl who would be staying at the Airbnb. We met up around 11:40 and we headed over to the flat where … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2017 Edition, Part 2)

Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières- 2017 Edition, Part 1)

Bonjour! I had the great opportunity to attend the fête des Lumières in Lyon this past weekend for three nights. From last year's post, I had also attended, but it was only for one night: it was not enough time to see everything (or even close, really), so I was determined to stay longer this time-- it … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières- 2017 Edition, Part 1)