Seoul Stays with You Even After You’ve Left

I have finally returned to the US, recovered from jet lag, and gotten over the cold I caught on my 14 hour flight back. My sleep schedule is finally fixed: I no longer get tired in the afternoon just to wake up at 3:00 AM with full energy. I am settling back into my routine at home. There are so many things I miss about … Continue reading Seoul Stays with You Even After You’ve Left

Back to Reality

Two days ago, I said goodbye to Madrid, and after 24 hours of travel, landed back in Florida. I can’t lie, I cried on the plane. The day before I left, constantly running through my head, were thoughts of “wow, I’m doing [this] for the last time…,” whether it was my last time riding the metro, or walking around Puerto del Sol and people-watching. It … Continue reading Back to Reality

The Art of Sorbet and Gelato Making

If Italy had a theme song, it would be the classic “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin. You probably would recognize the iconic line “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” Well, when visiting (or in my case, living in) Italy, you’ll learn fairly quickly that to Italians, carbs are amore or something they LOVE to eat. I’ve come to … Continue reading The Art of Sorbet and Gelato Making

The dream is over. Back to Reality.

It’s been a week since I returned to the US. It took some time but I have finally accepted that I left. I still do the occasional check on tickets back to Paris, but its a healthy frequency now.  Although it is nice to have A/C again and ice cubes in my water, I still miss the Paris flair. I miss being able to walk … Continue reading The dream is over. Back to Reality.

My Favorite Spots in Paris that aren’t the Eiffel Tower

This is my last week here and I can say that although I have visited a lot of places here, I still feel like I need 4 more months to finish seeing everything. But based on what I have seen so far I decided to make a list of my personal favorite spots in Paris that aren’t the Eiffel Tower and tell you a little … Continue reading My Favorite Spots in Paris that aren’t the Eiffel Tower

Colorism

Rajasthan: a state full of jaw-dropping Indo-Muslim architecture, camels, elephants, and dry heat. The thing that has shocked me the most about India is how diverse the country is. All the cities I’ve been to have all been so different. Different languages spoken in the North and the South, the food, and how the people look.  One thing that my friends and I discussed a … Continue reading Colorism

What Paris Taught Me About Sitting

It’s been 2 weeks in Paris now and I have really enjoyed getting into a routine and feeling like Paris is my home. While I have learned a lot about French culture, something in particular that I have noticed is the great importance of sitting.  This may sound a bit weird, but hear me out. Although Parisians are always on the go and speed-walk in … Continue reading What Paris Taught Me About Sitting

Loire Valley: The Perfect Weekend Get-Away

In the U.S., when you exit a big city and reach the countryside you are usually welcomed by large grassy fields with cows and quaint farmhouses. In the french countryside, known as the Loire Valley, you are welcomed by the same grassy fields, but with a special twist: castles. Just a 2 hour drive from Paris is Château de Chambord. Before this trip, the only … Continue reading Loire Valley: The Perfect Weekend Get-Away

Around Paris in 48 hours

My first 48 hours in Paris have been jammed packed and have left my feet aching, but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying it! Only hours after our arrival, my classmates and I ventured into the Montparnasse area for the Gay Pride Parade. This took us on an almost 3-mile long walk in 100-degree weather, but the lively spirits and music were our motivation. We … Continue reading Around Paris in 48 hours