Tag: Paris

Go On, You Know You Want To

Go On, You Know You Want To

Perhaps now, more than ever, I’ve become quite conscious of mortality, my own and that of my loved ones. Viewed through the lens of finiteness, it seems to me more than ever imperative that I make the most out of life.

Love at First Sight: Paris

Love at First Sight: Paris

_ By the time I’d asked the bus driver how much the fare was to Pont de Rungis… * Excusez-moi, monsieur. Combien?* _ …and bought two RER C tickets to the 7th arrondissement… * Bonjour madam! Champ de Mars, deux billet. _ …I felt like 

3 Things That Will Surprise You About Paris

3 Things That Will Surprise You About Paris

* * 1. The French are nice. * Parisians in particular have a reputation for being aloof and snobbish, and as tourists from a third-world country, we were prepared to be ignored or looked down on. Surprisingly, none of the French people we met were 

Hot and Cold in Paris

Hot and Cold in Paris

My first visit to Paris was in the fall of October 2011. When my sister and I emerged from the Champ de Mars train station, we were still wearing wearing the clothes we had on for our 13-hour flight: in my case, a light dress, 

Travel Is My Soul Food

Travel Is My Soul Food

♥  ♥ I still remember the exact way I felt: climbing up the stairs of Champ de Mars station with bated breath, catching my first glimpse of the soaring Eiffel Tower, walking my first few steps along the River Seine, and thinking to myself —