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Adventures in Paris and Marseille

It’s been a bit since my last post, but here’s a whirlwind account of what I’ve been up to these past several (and busy) days. 883 more words


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Good Stuff

Visiting The Louvre: Viewing The Mona Lisa

Stepping into the Louvre Museum is like stepping out of a poster. The Louvre’s famed large glass pyramid and the two other smaller ones look as spotless clean and surreal just like in the post cards and French textbooks. 1,126 more words

Arts + Culture

Les Musées de Paris

There is an outrageously long list of museums in Paris and you can find all kinds of specialized ones if you have time and also if you decide to purchase the Paris Museum Pass and want to get your money’s worth. 793 more words


Musée du Louvre, Paris

“Minimalism is not the lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.” 

-Nicholas Burroughs


Louvre List

I made my first solo-trip to Paris on a particularly snowy and frozen New Year in 2009. Although not entirely comfortable due to language difficulties, the absolute fish-out-of-water feeling, and the fact that I had only four days there (barely enough time to revive from jet lag), I still fell madly and deeply in love with the City of Lights (which was more like the City of Ice that year). 323 more words