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Sightseeing from the Seine

Sightseeing from the Seine

One of the cultural excursions for the residency was a dinner cruise on the Seine River, which runs through Paris and gave us a unique vantage point from which to see Paris. Although we had seen some areas from the double-decker bus tour (a hop-on, hop-off tour is a...
Someone Hand Me a Crêpe!

Someone Hand Me a Crêpe!

Food plays a huge role in the life of Paris, and there are many places to eat and enjoy a meal. If you have my blog posts, you know that food and culture are very interesting to me. As a vegetarian, I sometimes score a win, and sometimes I am served something…...

New schoolmates

The interesting thing about residencies is that sometimes, you run into folks that you have met before. This residency is a fairly small group of people, and I have already made some solid connections of colleagues that may be very helpful. Just like in middle school,...

I’ll Go to Paris if I Must.

My last residency for my PhD program is in Paris, a city where I have worked in the past and enjoy a great deal. There’s something for everyone in Paris, and the best thing to me is that I get to enjoy it with my tribe! Instead of staying in the residency hotel,...

VISA Panic!

The world is strange. Bureaucracy is even stranger. While I am willing to throw caution to the wind in some carefully considered situations, I know that I must carefully managed other events in my life, or they will manage me. Consider, gentle reader, the concept of a...