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gorgeous giverny

Yesterday, I hopped on the train at the Gare St. Lazard at an ungodly early hour for the ultimate impressionist pilgrimage: Claude Monet’s house at Giverny. 377 more words


belleville, beautiful and bold

For my month in Paris, I have made my little nest in Belleville in the 20th arrondissement. It’s a very hipster part of town, and still in the throes of gentrification with all the pros and cons that entails. 386 more words


café life is the best life

Cafés are a classic and critical part of Parisian life. Sitting on a terrace in the sun enjoying people-watching, or posted up inside cozily with a book, it’s one of my favorite things about life here. 183 more words

Solo Travel

5 Reasons to Walk (in a wandering, dawdling, observational manner) & How It Can Help Your Writing & Relationships

I’m a bit of a flâneuse (a female flâneur, defined as ‘an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities’). The earliest mention of a flâneur is in 1585, possibly borrowed from the Scandinavian noun ‘flana’ (‘a person who wanders’). 979 more words


la flâneuse

Paris is the perfect city for long, aimless walks. With its wide boulevards, tree-lined side streets, and the mix of old and new all around, there’s always something to see. 145 more words

Solo Travel


Yesterday I decided to go for a little wander. Just 20 minutes or so, round a town I know reasonably well, though I’m still discovering little nooks and crannies. 517 more words


On Uhod Street

It’s not easy being a flaneuse in Amman  – the city’s built on a series of hills and steep valleys.  Dusty red limestone is never far away and pavements are consistently unreliable – often not there at all, and if so, broken and disconcertingly high, planted with trees right down the middle.  706 more words