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Once it was Midnight in Paris

A strange sort of silence hovers over Paris after midnight. Of course, the sounds of the city follow you almost wherever you go. Its never truly silent in Paris. However, once in a while, perhaps on a special occasion, the city will quiet down for a little – just for you it seems. Walk across […]

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Time for Tea

I am fast approaching the end of my third week in Paris. By now, I have sat in countless cafés and have drank countless cups of coffee. In the whirlwind of new adventures, I had nearly forgotten my addiction to green tea. I quickly remembered when my group met with Professor Horowitz about our final […]

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Layers of History in the Marais

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Mimes in Paris

Did you know the stereotype about mimes in Paris is true? Perhaps the duo I saw was just trying to appeal to tourist-like audiences who expected such a spectacle. Nevertheless, last Saturday I saw two mimes. I was wandering around Bastille with some friends when we stopped at a café to warm ourselves up. We […]

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The Making and Finding of Memories in a “Passage”

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Arriving in Paris: a Boat Ride and a Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday began quite strangely because, to be quite honest, Sunday and Monday became one. I tried so hard to sleep on the plane ride but I was just too excited. After sleeping for 12 hours Monday night, by the time Tuesday began, I was more than ready to go. Tuesday afternoon began with a very […]

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An American in Paris: Seeing “Funny Face”

Today was a beautiful, 77 degree (Fahrenheit) in Paris, France. I celebrated successfully navigating the metro and buying my déjeuner (lunch) in French with no help by treating myself to drinks and a movie. Some of my classmates and I wandered to a café located in Place de la Sorbonne for a quick drink before […]

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