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
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.
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
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