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?…

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…

Oh, the places we will go.

First up…road tripping! USA stops: Cannon Beach, Oregon Florence, Oregon Redwoods, California San Jose, California San Diego, California Tucson, Arizona El Paso, Texas San Antonio, Texas Austin, Texas New Orleans, Louisiana Wilmington, North Carolina Richmond, Virginia Washington, DC Upstate New York Saranac Lake, New York Manhattan Boston, Massachusetts From Boston, we are off to the…