• France
  • Snapshots: Paris

    So this post concludes my Paris series! And to think, this was only the second city on my 30-day tour. At this rate, I might be blogging about this trip for the rest of the year (try not to feel too jealous)! Here are a bunch of outtakes and random snapshots from my three days in Paris: Walking towards the Eiffel […]

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  • Gardens of Versailles

    As much as I liked the chateau, I loved the gardens of Versailles. This French garden was nothing like I’ve ever seen; all the plants were perfectly manicured, marble statues were tastefully displayed around each corner, and light classical music played from mysterious places behind the hedges. But the most delightful? The many, many fountains! As I […]

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  • Château de Versailles

    I’m just gonna say that after visiting Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles), every castle/palace I saw in Europe thereafter paled in comparison. The place was grand, opulent, extravagant, golden, ornate – insert any similar adjective here. See for yourself! So this was the home of Louis XIV in the 1600’s. Apparently he hated the Louvre […]

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  • Montmartre

    I am so excited to share pictures from my wanderings in the Montmartre district of Paris! It was one of my favorite moments from Paris. The corner cafes, fresh fruit stands, little art shops, and rows of colorful houses made me feel like I was walking around a Paris frozen in time. Gone were the kitschy tourist stores and […]

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  • Arc de Triomphe

    After a short visit to the Louvre Museum, I made my way over to the Arc de Triomphe. Meaning the “Triumphal Arch” in English, the monument honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. The names of French victories and generals are inscribed on its inner and outer […]