Monthly Archives: August 2015

Je parle seulement un peu. Mais j’ai traduit tous les jours. Final days — Paris 2015

A note on language: My French is rusty at best. Even at the peak of my ability, at age 21, after 3 years of public high school courses and a year of college-level classes with an actual Parisian, I considered … Continue reading

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Versailles – Aug. 7 2015

Me and a few thousand international friends thought it would be a good idea to check out Chateau de Versailles, the iconic grand palace and grounds, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, in the late 1600s, then transformed in … Continue reading

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Hardcore midweek tourism — Paris 2015

Just for continuity: Tuesday we spent most of the day in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs — highly recommended. Large, air-conditioned, full of beauty and essentially empty most of the time, apparently. http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/en/museums/musee-des-arts-decoratifs/ Wednesday was the Louvre, allllllll day. Thursday: … Continue reading

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Tourist Business Time Begins — Sunday/Monday — Paris 2015

On Sunday, the jet lag hit us a little and we slept in until almost noon. My only goal for the day was getting to the weekly outdoor lindyhop event on a quai next to the Seine by 4pm-ish. Taking … Continue reading

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Les Puces et La Tour — Paris, Aug. 1, 2015

Saturday morning, my first “real” morning, I woke up eager to get to the famous “flea markets” – or “Les Puces” – at Saint Ouen/Clignancourt. It’s only open weekends and I didn’t want to miss out or wait for the … Continue reading

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