A View from Montmartre (poem)

(inspired by Paris, France-- July 2014) A View from Montmartre The Sacré Coeur blesses me tonight under the gaze of les étoiles the heat melting memories in late July, fireworks still sticky on the back of my neck. There's a carafe for two, at ease with you, laughter over the bill as I'm blushing rosé confessions … Continue reading A View from Montmartre (poem)

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A Guide to Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris

Last week was Bastille Day (aka "le 14 juillet") in France. As it goes with many independence days, there were fireworks featured in cities all over the country, the most-famous being in Paris. Considering that it falls in the middle of summer, during which tourist season is at its peak, the capital is packed with people who … Continue reading A Guide to Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris

Destination: Paris, France (March 2019 Edition– Part 2)

Although I hadn't been back in Paris for more than 24 hours when I visited in March for my birthday, I'd already managed to see a lot of the city. Of course, I continued my exploration that first full day in, as well as for the remaining three nights I had in the French capital. … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (March 2019 Edition– Part 2)

Destination: Paris, France (March 2019 Edition– Part 1)

Paris, oh Paris...it's a place that I've written about numerous times on this blog, to the point that I've had to chronicle each visit based on the date I went (April, October, now March...). Crazy to believe that I used to dislike this city when I first moved to France in 2015-- now, it's one that … Continue reading Destination: Paris, France (March 2019 Edition– Part 1)

26 Lessons I Learned in 26 Years

As the title shows, I turn 26 today. It might not mean too much for those who've been on this Earth longer than I have, but at least so far in my young life, it's a milestone that I've learned to cherish. I've survived another year *relatively* unscathed, and I'm gearing up for the next … Continue reading 26 Lessons I Learned in 26 Years