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Paris: 20 miles walked in two days

This post has taken a little while to get up because our wifi was out all weekend at our Airbnb. A little frustrating seeing as we need wifi to contact people renting out their apartments… Fortunately I’ve been so bored I’ve actually gone on runs! 923 more words


Journée du Patrimoine

Journée du patrimoine is an event organized throughout France the third weekend of September every year that celebrates heritage, a concept that the French love. Many important government buildings, private castles, and cultural institutions are opened to the public, and museums have free or reduced prices. 864 more words

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Revealing your roots is a mixed bag

Today marks one year since I first made the journey to start life in France. When I think about settling into life in France last fall (I admittedly already look back on it with rose-colored glasses), I remember figuring out how to do things one step at a time, like a child discovering unfamiliar surroundings. 526 more words


Conversations with Édouard Louis, 18 September 2016

Last summer, I devoured En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule and Histoire de la violence by author Édouard Louis. Recently, when I learned that the Le Monde… 507 more words

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La Traviata Revisted

I was swept off to the opera on Saturday night. I’d always wanted to see the Traviata, ever since I was a small girl looking up at Julia Roberts on the big screen in her lovely crimson gown peering down over the balcony with Richard Gere at her side, tears streaming down her checks.  450 more words

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Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

How well do you know Paris? The city is full of surprising places!

Over the years I’ve become quite intimate with the back streets, local hang-outs and unexpected corners of the city… the better I get to know Paris, the more I  122 more words