Galerie de Paléontologie

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Hello my readers! Today’s post is a real quick one, I just wanted to show you this incredible museum find in Paris: Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée. I paid a visit to it after class earlier this week (after some yummy sweet tea at the Mosque across the street), and it really is a sight to see. This museum is all about animal skeletons, ranging from modern day ones (a whale) to ones that go a little further back (dinosaurs!). While not for the light of heart, this one hour trip (housed in the middle of the stunning Jardin des Plantes) was quite a spectacular experience. The up-keeping is impeccable, and the building floods with light. Click through to see some more photos, and I really do hope you pay a visit if you ever find yourself in Paris! And P.S.: EU citizens under 26 get in for free. Score!

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My Amsterdam Itinerary

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And here we are at last: the Amsterdam photos are beginning to flood in! Today I wanted to share my 5-day itinerary with you guys. For me it was the perfect length stay; we still saw everything on our lists and more, but also had some downtime to just explore the city, have a picnic, or do some shopping. Like I have already mentioned, I fell head-over-heels in love with this city. The people are friendly, the atmosphere is buzzing with life, and there’s beauty absolutely everywhere. Definitely a must on everybody’s travel bucket lists. I hope that you guys enjoy reading reading how I filled my 5-days, and that you can hopefully use it as a guideline should you ever find yourself in the city of canals. And lots of magnificent photos ahead! Enjoy my Amsterdam itinerary :)

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Moments

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{Cozy evenings at a friend’s apartment}

I want to start taking each Sunday night to appreciate and reflect on moments from the week before. These are small experiences that might not be completely “blog worthy”, but still contributed to making the past week the lovely experience it was. These posts will consist of simple iPhone snapshots, and pictures that you can find on my Instagram. Looking back now, I realize that there is so much I didn’t photograph. Isn’t it incredible how much can happen in a week? Feeling so thankful tonight.

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Paris Eats: Holybelly Cafe

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While I know (or at least hope) that some of you are excitedly waiting for some more Amsterdam posts, I do have quite some editing to get through before more of those can get up. So, I hope that for today you enjoy this post about food in Paris! Yesterday some friends and I stumbled upon a real treasure after class: a lovely hip eatery located in the 10th Arrondissement called Holybelly. After discovering upon it one late night while researching cafes in Paris (now you know what I do in my free time), I couldn’t wait to go and try it out. It immediately reminded me of the eateries in Los Angeles that I miss so much; for some reason, the French are only starting to jump on the brunch bandwagon. Click through for more information, pictures, and general tidbits! Enjoy :)

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Amsterdam Outfits: The Vintage Sweater

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Hello my lovely readers! I am back from the spectacular city of Amsterdam, and have just had one of the best weeks of my life. Let me tell you, there is nothing like this city. Never have I been in a place where locals have been so welcoming, helpful, bi-lingual (it’s extremely impressive), and open to foreigners. It was the perfect respite after living in Paris for two months, a city that can often be quite hostile. The city has this vibrant energy; I swear, happiness is in the air. People chat with those around them in restaurants, young people working in hip offices will blow you kisses out into the street (true story). I can say that every day I had a truly wonderful encounter with a Dutch person (and even ran into a Dutch friend from Paris halfway through the trip!). I have so much to share with you and there are so many posts to come, starting with one of my first Amsterdam outfits, shot at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark. Of course, this photo shoot would have been incomplete without a trusted rental bike! Click to read some more details about the day, and to see what I was wearing. Enjoy!

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