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24 Hours in Paris

One of the greatest parts of studying abroad is having the opportunity to travel on weekends. The airfare is relatively cheap on EasyJet or Ryanair (although slightly more expensive since I’m flying from the UK and not directly from Europe) … Continue reading

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Midnight Before Paris: Scattered Thoughts, Unknown Expectations

I was once told that all men and women reach their intellectual height during their time at college, because it is a time in which they are most free to explore the world, while having the least responsibilities.From my two … Continue reading

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Home?

My week-long fall break is over. After ten days away from Paris, I’m certainly ready to go back. I’m ready to go home. Home? Is Paris home? I think it is. I find, however, that as a college student, I’m … Continue reading

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Speaking Volume

French people speak at a much softer volume than Americans. In addition to jogging shoes and windbreakers, this is one way that I have come to identify people almost instantly as American tourists – people laughing uproariously, chatting loudly at … Continue reading

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Is Paris really a French city?

I find myself asking this question a lot. Is Paris really a French city? Is Paris really an international city? Is Paris cosmopolitan? Of course, there’s no simple answer. I’ll start by saying that sometimes in Paris, I forget that … Continue reading

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The Baguette

What could be more French than having a baguette tucked under your arm while strolling down a Parisian boulevard? Such a sight is actually quite common. I think I expected that this was an exaggerated stereotype of the French, but … Continue reading

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Paris Syndrome

There is an affliction known as “Paris syndrome” that affects several dozen (mostly Japanese, for some reason) tourists a year. These tourists apparently experience some fairly extreme symptoms – in addition to dizziness, fatigue, and anxiety, hallucinations, derealization, and depersonalization … Continue reading

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A Tourist in Paris

They always say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and after being away from Paris for more than twelve days, I supposed I’d say it’s true. Getting on the OrlyBus at the airport and instantly knowing the metro connections … Continue reading

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Jour du macaron (20 mars 2012)

Sorry for the brief blogging hiatus! The last few weeks have just been flying by, and between the Parisian spring weather outside, my scrambling to finish up some Georgetown things before  their deadlines, and the looming due dates for my … Continue reading

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Taking the French out of Paris

Almost two weeks ago now, I was sitting in a café in Paris drinking a coffee and reading a copy of Le Monde, which is one of the more well-respected French newspapers. I had ordered the coffee in French, and … Continue reading

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