A 7 day family trip to France with a 3 day focus on Normandy and historic WW2 sites, stopping also in Nantes and Paris
Does Paris get better with age? Or based on how many times you’ve visited before? I realized I have stories and ghosts and friends that peek out around the other tourists, like little secrets between me and the city. It’s boundless, this Paris, in both good and daunting ways.
A Christmas Market itinerary for the non-initiated from Heidelberg to Colmar.
We wandered through a vast antique market where old pictures and the people who once treasured them made me melancholic and reflective.
( Skip to the itinerary ) It was time. Cody couldn’t avoid it any longer. We were going to Paris. And guess what? He was going to looooooooove it. Especially the Eiffel Tower. and especially the crepes. and Notre Dame. and a romantic cruise along the Seine. and the fooooood. Basically all the Frenchiest things he would […]
In a city that once intimidated and demanded so much, something quiet and peaceful blossomed within me. At that riverbank, all alone, a new world started to bleed over the horizon, a moment of serenity that confounds me now.
A continuation of my ambitious week of local travel: Sunday, Krista and I had to get up extremely early to make it to our train for Mont-Saint-Michel. This meant, annoyingly, that we had to be responsible and duck out early from a birthday party for a couple of our fellow language assistants the night before. […]
Can we just talk about how lovely France has become? It’s been in the 60s (Fahrenheit) for almost a week (minus one or two rainy moments) and almost completely sunny. Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping like they are the chorus of spring itself. I’ve run alongside the river Erdre a couple times […]
Step 1: Reunion with the Euros I haven’t seen my dear Euros in months, not since they very unfairly got on their airplanes and left the States in August. So what a lovely opportunity that some of them would be visiting Paris the same weekend as me. However, the snow falling in and around Paris […]
It’s been a while since I last updated this blog. Yes, yes, I’ve missed you too, but we’ve got a lot of catching up to do so let’s cut through the pleasantries and jump right into it, shall we? I had, quite possibly, the best class ever at the lycée yesterday. The secret to […]