Of the Parisian districts, nothing exudes more character than Montmartre. Far from the extravagance of the lofty Seine bank arrondisements, the sloping, vine-embraced streets of Montmartre still kept some of its rustic, rural charm. It is a quite a lovely oasis enclosed inside a busy crowded metropolis like Paris. Of course, there is a stark contrast between the … Continue reading An Escape to Montmartre
First of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now that 2015 is almost over, I can’t help but recount my best trips this year. Amidst all the tragedies that happened, this is probably the only way I can cheer up for all that has been. But before I bawl and make this post even … Continue reading Five Best Trips of 2015
Before coming to Paris, I was not really well versed about Rodin and sculpting in general. But I do am aware of The Thinker (Le Penseur) which is probably one of the most recognizable sculptures in the world. It has always been the symbol of poetry and philosophy and has already appeared in plenty of … Continue reading Thinking Out Loud, Musée Rodin
Living in Paris can be quite a struggle for a foreigner who could barely sustain a conversation in French. Sometimes, I do admit that the lack of hospitality especially in administrative offices (that are supposed to welcome foreigners) can be a huge deal breaker. It has actually made me curse a few times and question … Continue reading Blue, White, and Red
If art were a dessert, Musée d’Orsay would be the patisserie. Housing the biggest and probably most impressive collection of impressionist paintings, Musée d’Orsay can easily capture the hearts of art admirers hungry for some sweet art. A former train station, the museum still has the feel of the rails but ornately embellished in Beaux-Arts style and … Continue reading Musée d’Orsay, If Art Were A Dessert
Lyon is aesthetically tame compared to its flamboyant cousin Paris, but it does pack a louder roar in terms of authentic French gastronomic experience. From quenelles and foie gras to rosettes and special sausages featured in menus of the famed bouchons accompanied by a far-from-modest assortment of red wine, Lyon is definitely a culinary heaven. … Continue reading Scrumptious Lyon!
The lake of Annecy is known to have one of the purest water reservoirs in the world due to its perialpine location and the region’s very strict implementation of environmental laws. Visiting the lake indeed proves that with high regard for environmental protection, man and nature can exist together. The lake is so clear and … Continue reading Annecy, Synergy of Man and Nature