Bonjour and thanks for joining me on my French adventure! While pondering how to organize and present my pictures to you, I remembered the wise words of Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music: “…start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!” So I’m starting from letter “A” and will finish out at “Z” by the end of my stay here in Paris. Thus begins my series of photos and short captions that I hope capture the essence of French culture and the life of a study abroad student. I hope you enjoy! Allons-y!!
ART– Paris has 153 museums, most of which are free to students! Side note: the Louvre is for sure the most crowded. (See picture below) So crowded. But you can’t NOT go.
BAGUETTES– The French LOVE their baguettes. And rightly so! The look on my roommates face says it all…
CRÈME BRULÉ, CREPES And CITRUS TARTS (tartelette au citron)- France is no place for a diet.
DWARFISM AWARENESS– This will take a little more explaining, but here is the abridged story. My brother is a little person (dwarf) and this week was Fashion Week in Paris. My brother told me that he had a friend (also a little person) who would be participating in a fashion show for a clothing line for women with dwarfism. It was the BEST experiences not only because I got to participate in Paris Fashion Week (there were even goodie bags!!) but because I was able to support social awareness and inclusion which is what studying abroad is all about.
Until next a time– Bon courage!
Glory B. Nix
Want to see more of The City of Lights? Check out “Fact and Fiction: A First Impression of Paris”