Category Archives: France

Types of Pickpockets and Scams in Paris

Europe, especially Paris, is known for having a concentrated amount of pickpockets in its touristy areas. While I have never been successfully scammed myself (knock on wood), I have experienced and witnessed attempts. Here are three types of pickpockets/scams that I’ve seen during a couple trips to Paris that you should be aware of: Metro Ticket Machine … Continue reading Types of Pickpockets and Scams in Paris

3 Juin 2014: A Recollection of One of My Last Days in Paris

Rather than working on my final papers and a presentation as I had intended, I spent the weekend getting to know girls from the program that I had never really hung out with before. I thoroughly enjoyed our outings and found that I had a lot in common with many of them, despite our lack … Continue reading 3 Juin 2014: A Recollection of One of My Last Days in Paris

Weekend in Paris: A Brief Tourist’s Guide

During my semester in England, I was fortune enough to take two trips to Paris, after which it became one of my favorite European cities – the metro is extensive and easy to use, the architecture is beautiful, and the bread is…mmm. Although I can’t provide local insight about particular cafés, restaurants, and alleys to wander … Continue reading Weekend in Paris: A Brief Tourist’s Guide

Pas Possible: Falling in and out of Love with France: A Book about My Study Abroad Experience

Featured image: Alfred Essa Are you pondering study abroad? Are you currently out there? Did you just come back and you miss it already? I’ll go ahead and reveal my age when I admit that it’s been 10 years since my year in Toulouse, France. The experiences I had studying abroad affected me so profoundly … Continue reading Pas Possible: Falling in and out of Love with France: A Book about My Study Abroad Experience