Cheap eat in center of Paris

I went to Brasserie de ile st louis (next to Notre Dame) in 2011–this place serves American-sized Alsatian dish with great views for a good deal. I found their drinks and food excellent.

I got accepted to a grad school in Paris

A year ago after visiting Paris, I made a promise to myself that I will return. I fell in love with the city, the food, and the people there. I couldn’t see living anywhere else. I bought a U2 Paris concert ticket a year in advance and applied to a graduate school there to ensure…

Favorite travel experience

My favorite travel experience took place in Montmartre, a neighborhood in Paris. It’s charming, village-like, sort of ghetto, and I loved it. It’s a place I’ve dreamed of living in as an artist. It’s also where my favorite movie, Amélie, was filmed. But what made the place special was a beagle. As I exited Sacré-Coeur Basilica,…

Off to Europe!

No-Jet-Lag medication, check. SIM card, check. GPS, check. Good night sleep, hmm, I’m usually too excited to sleep before I head to Europe. I’m flying to Europe today and will be in London, Barcelona, and Nice on the 23rd. I know, three two countries in one day is crazy nothing! If my No-Jet-Lag medication fails, I…

Fruit tart comfort

It’s hard to believe that a single fruit tart can change someone. But, this fruit tart was a special one. The story of how I found this fruit tart began with a misadventure in Paris. I missed my flight home so I returned to 19th district to stay an extra night. As I was searching…