Versailles

Saturday, May 27th, 2017, Part Two The first time I went to Paris, we did the whole guided Versailles tour group thing. But that didn't stop me from going back after Dorsay, for the remainder of what was essentially a really good free day. This time, though, I didn't have the fast skip-the-line advantage. But …

Dorsay

Saturday May 27th, 2017 We got to Musée d'Orsay (which again, I will be calling Dorsay because one I'm lazy but two it sounds more like an appropriate and affectionate pet name) around 9:30 am. Paris was quiet and cool, and we got to cross and see the river and streets before they grew wild …

Paris

May 24th - 28th, 2017 We arrived in Paris at at sometime around seven or eight in the morning. They told us to sleep on the plane, but even after the windows were shut tight and the cabin darkened, that didn't exactly happen. I wasn't yet used to sleeping upright, and I'm pretty sure there …

Departure

It's today it's today it's today!!! I have no idea what that quote is from, but it's from some movie. A kid is running somewhere really excitedly, saying that that in a high pitched voice over and over. I'm imagining that he is waving something in the air, shrieking and completely filled with energy and joy. …

Summer Plans

This summer I am...drumroll please...STUDYING ABROAD! I'm taking part in Georgia Tech's Summer Oxford Program. For the first six weeks, we will be traveling all around Europe studying Art History and European Composers. We're going to visit Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Munich, Vienna, Prague, and Bruges, each for about three or four days. We'll be …

Hidden Gems

They always warn tourists about getting lost while exploring the Louvre, but I didn’t think they were serious. That is, until I visited Paris two summers ago. I was traveling across Europe with a tour group from my school, the kind that does group activities but prides itself on giving students freedom to pursue their …