75th Anniversary of Dieppe Raid

Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (or Operation Jubilee) on 19 August 1942 and as a tribute, I would like to share some of my photos taken in 2008. When I first visited Dieppe in June 2008...

Dunkirk Refugee Camp

One month and two weeks ago, I set off to volunteer for 2 days in Calais to help sort donations for refugees (or some may prefer to use the terms asylum seekers or migrants). Little did I know that within...

Castle du jour: Chateau-Musee Dieppe

Up on the hill of Dieppe in Normandy, France stands a 15th Century castle, Chateau de Dieppe. The castle was originally built in 1188 but was destroyed in 1195. Eventually, the castle was restored and expanded between the 14-15th Centuries....

Château de Gudanes

One of the chateaus that the Tour de France passed by in 2015 was Château de Gudanes. In this footage on their Instagram page, you can see the château in the background. Château de Gudanes is a formerly abandoned mid-18th Century...

Eating in Paris

Continuing on with the temporary Paris theme, here are a few places I dined at in Paris in January 2015. Les Éditeurs 4 Carrefour de l’Odéon (6th arr.) Les Éditeurs is a cafe, restaurant, lounge bar, tea salon, and library all...

My Observations & Tips on Paris

Paris is not always a good idea. One year ago today, I arrived in Paris, thinking I would spend a year in the City of Light to become fluent in French. I was to attend CCFS (part of Sorbonne University) as a...

Paris: Repetto Boutique

Dear readers, I will temporarily return to blogging on Paris as I prepare for my big move to London. Today I will share with you a few photos I’d taken from the Repetto flagship boutique on 22, rue de la...