Edinburgh

While planning our recent UK trip, I decided it would be nice to take a trip within the trip. Paris was immediately top of my list. What is better than a day or two spent walking the dreamy streets of Paris, gazing at the Eiffel Tower at any given opportunity? Not much. My mom had…

Stopovers in Iceland with Icelandair

Did you know many airlines offer what’s called a stopover at no additional cost when you fly with them? Say you have a connection in a foreign city, which is a major hub for that airline, before reaching your final destination. Well, you can delay your connecting flight for several days to explore the layover…

Mary in Paris: The Sights

Now that you’ve seen/read about my visit to the Eiffel Tower and What I Ate, how about taking a tour around Paris with me to see some of the other sites? Paris is just as spectacular as you would imagine. Maybe even more so. Sometimes you get so hyped up about a place, which is…

Mary in Paris: What I Ate

Food. It is kind of my thing. Ok, completely my thing. Therefore, it only makes sense to tell you what I ate in Paris. Also, you should assume the components below were all accompanied by large amounts of wine or vodka mojitos. French Macarons French macarons have nothing to do with those flaky toasted coconut…

Mary in Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Ahhh, Paris. What is the one thing that comes to mind when you think of Paris? Must be the Eiffel Tower. That stunning iron lattice structure which is undoubtedly the symbol of romance and architectural artistry. It is the one spot that cannot be missed on a girl’s first time in Paris. Am I right?…

Pubs of Southeast England

Samuel Pepys once said pubs are the heart of England. One of the absolutely quintessential experiences in the UK is to walk to your local pub and order a pint, maybe with a plate of fish and chips or bangers and mash; to meet your friends after work for a few; or to join your…

Sarlat : A photo essay

Known as the Périgord Noir, Sarlat-la-Canéda ((simply referred to as Sarlat)) is situated in the Dordogne département of southwest France. Sarlat was developed around a Benedictine Abbey and became prosperous in the 8th Century. As evident in the photos, much of the center of Sarlat depicts the 14th century town it once was. This preservation…

Adoring Rocamadour

Well, it is certainly about time I get back to writing and posting, eh? After a two-week hiatus spent with my family, I finally feel inspired again to give this little blog some attention. I have not yet mastered writing a bunch of posts and then scheduling them well in advance, as many bloggers do….

A Return to France

The entirety of my adult life, I’ve held onto an unwavering hope that I would get the chance to return to France and redeem my 16-year old self, who only spoke English during a 2 week visit in the summer of 1998 with my school French club. I swore that if I ever returned, I…

More Photos from Berlin

Since the holidays and the New Year are for telling the truth, and I am not one to be excluded from such goings on, I must let you in on what may or may not be a well-kept secret. Actually, every day is for telling the truth, but even more so this time of year….