Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Where did the Girl Who Jumped jump to now?

I’ve been here for two and a half months, and I feel that I’ve seen a good amount of Paris. There will always been more museums to visit, restaurants to try, and neighborhoods to explore, plus I have an ever growing list of everything I have yet to do here, but I’m feeling antsy to venture beyond Paris. Yesterday after class, my… Read more →

If You Live in Fear, They’ve Already Won

Everyone knows what’s been going on in Paris this past week, so I don’t feel that I need to go into details retelling the tragic events, but even so I wanted to let my friends and family know that I’m okay and safe. I’ve still been taking the metro, going to school, and hanging out with friends as usual, although… Read more →

Galette des Rois (ou Reines)

The Galette des Rois, or King Cake, is traditionally a religious symbol of the biblical three kings, but has more recently become a secular custom as well, eaten throughout many parts of the world, including France, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, and New Orleans. However, from the students I’ve spoken to at my school, it doesn’t seem to be as popular or… Read more →