Exploring Paris food markets on a Thursday It’s 9:00 and my stomach is telling me it’s ready for some food. After running to meet my classmates in front of the RER, I worked up an appetite. Lucky for me, we are headed to check out three food markets in the Eiffel Tower/Invalides area: Saxe-Breteuil, Rue … More Food Markets in Paris
A step back from major museums of Paris by Kenley Alligood, Kaity Howard and Ina Salvaleon When you think of museums in Paris, you typically think of those that house famous paintings and sculptures, particularly the Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. But, there are numerous lesser-known museums that are worth the trip. Most Paris … More Not Your Common Art Forms
Check out my weekend in Chamonix: I’m making a promise to myself that I will live in Chamonix sometime in the next 5 years. A weekend was not enough to explore the miles and miles of trails. It’s not a goodbye; it’s a see you soon.
A observation and dialogue exercise for my travel writing course. “How was your croissant today?” asked Edith. “It’s just the same as the one from yesterday and the day before that,” sighed Paul. Leaning in to hear the conversation, Anne’s voice shakes as she shouts, “What?” “I said that it taste the same as the last … More Sitting on a Bench in the Park
“Bonjour, could we borrow your bottle opener?” I hesitantly ask the group of people sitting on the lawn. The woman quickly lifts up a corkscrew in the air and says, “Of course!” Pop! With a blanket, sandwiches, cookies, and an opened bottle of wine, we are ready for an 8-hour picnic on the lawn in … More 8-Hour Picnic on Bastille Day
A short trip to the quaint village of Lille in Northern France. After spending 2 days in Brussels, Belgium, I was excited to get on the train and explore more of Europe. I am so glad that we made a stop in Lille on the way back to Paris. I love Paris, but Lille has been … More Exploring the Adorable Town of Lille, France
A peek into Jardin Tino Rossi, a dancing community along the Seine River. There’s no twerking. Nae Nae’s aren’t dropped. No whips. Stanky legs aren’t very stanky. It’s just good, old-fashioned dancing. Situated along the Seine River in Paris, Jardin Tino Rossi comes alive at night with dancers from all types of genres. Depending … More Dancing Out of My Comfort Zone
Our goal for the day was to hit the major events on Bastille Day: Grande Parade, fireworks by the Eiffel Tower, and a Firemen’s Ball. Did we make it to all the events? No. Kimberly and I left the dorm around 8:30 and caught the metro to the Champs- Élysées. From all the talk about … More 8 Hour Picnic on Bastille Day
BLOG POST There’s no twerking. Nae Nae’s aren’t dropped. No whips. Stanky legs aren’t very stanky. It’s just good, old-fashioned dancing. From June until the end of August, Jardin Tino Rossi comes alive with dancers from all types of genres. You will encounter salsa, tango, traditional Breton dancing, and bachata depending on what day of … More Dance the Night Away in Paris
Café L’Ecir is like the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. The doors open and the funkiness seeps through the cracks. In order to escape from the ghastly metro and make it out alive, I need caffeine. With its uncanny ability to adapt to any situation, it gives me my much needed pick me up. I’m not … More It’s Mean. It’s Green. It’s Café L’Ecir.