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.
JOURNAL ENTRY The Eiffel Tower sits silently behind the window of the boat, watching the tourists panic in the rain. Rain drops race down the window, outlining the iron structure. About 90 students and professors had just been funneled into the Bateaux Parisiens, a dinner cruise boat along the Seine River. It is much bigger … More Rainy Dinner Cruise on the Seine
JOURNAL ENTRY Quick First Impressions… Paris is so much bigger than I expected People walk really fast Cars park wherever they want on the road and sidewalk Sirens everywhere… “wee-wooo, wee-wooo!” They are heavily advertising for the Minion movie. You can’t walk through the metro without seeing Les Minions posters. I wonder why it’s so … More “Ugly Americans” and First Impressions of Paris
JOURNAL ENTRY “We are flying into the morning,” said the flight attendant, “so it will only be dark for a couple hours.” I felt like Peter Pan, flying towards the second star to the right and straight on until morning. The twinkling of the Eiffel Tower was the second star, Paris was my Neverland. Through … More Flying Into the Morning
Last year I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for 4 weeks and, not to sound cliché, was a life changing experience. I went with a small group of 10 students and 2 professors from my school, Columbus State University, and studied Machiavellian Principles and World Literature. The experience left me craving more adventure. Fast forward to … More What I’m Doing in Paris…
Every morning I meet my teammates and run at Lakebottom Park in Midtown Columbus. We run the same mundane figure 8 loop each time, taking each step as if we were on auto pilot. However, on a particularly cloudy day, we decided to venture out and explore the surrounding streets. The beeps of our GPS … More The Giraffe Loop