Paris in December // My Ultimate List

Paris in December // My Ultimate List

Ah, Paris in December – could there be anything better than getting bundled up and enjoying a glass of vin chaud with friends? I mean, I could do without the cold and wind, but this truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and I can’t wait to have a few days off to enjoy everything that Paris has to offer. So, what’s on my list?… View Post

Paris in August // What To Do When the …

Paris in August // What To Do When the City ‘Closes’

When people tell you that the locals leave Paris in August like the ground inside the périphérique is lava, they’re not wrong. While it’s a good time for tourists and soon-to-be-locals like me to get their bearings in the city and take in the sights, there are a lot of minor inconveniences that will meet you in the last full summer month in the city of lights.… View Post

5 local spots in Gent I think you should …

5 local spots in Gent I think you should visit

I’ve been living in Gent just over 4 years, so I like to think of myself as a faux-cal – long enough that I know some spots and know them well, but not long enough that I know everything – unlike one of my expat friends who somehow knows every 👏 single 👏 good 👏 spot 👏 in this city. But like I said, I like to think that I know at least something, so below, my favourite spots for a niiiiiiice glass of something to hit the spot when you need it. … View Post