Changing it up this year…

Hello, bloggers. It's already been several weeks, but I hope you had a good New Year's. Whether you were to celebrate it with family and/or friends (even just in your own good company) at home or elsewhere, I hope you started off 2019 well. I guess this post could be classified as my typical "I'm …

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Happy 2019!

It's finally 2019! What a year 2018 has been...from the bad to the good, I found this past year to be quite the roller-coaster compared to previous years. But I've survived, though, and I'm ready to tackle 2019! Looking back, I found 2018 to be one of the harder years in my adulthood so far. …

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5 Years on WordPress! (and reflections)

Greetings! As you can read from the post's title, today (December 20th) marks my five-year anniversary (or I should say "blogiversary") on WordPress! Since writing about my first-year anniversary back in 2014, I've dedicated each year to a post about the things I've learned from blogging, as well as myself-- cliché as it sounds, I …

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LGBT Bars in Paris

Bonjour! Ah, Paris...the City of Love...it's no surprise then that plenty of travelers-- couples or not-- come to this French capital to experience romance. From the elegant Haussmann architecture to the narrow, cobblestone streets littered with cute cafes and patisseries, there's the opportunity to bask in the city's beauty with a loved one. I'm sure …

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A Night in Paris (A Letter to my Crush, Part 23)

Friday night in Paris. Of course, Paris is the love capital for many tourists. Couples, hook-ups, mutual encounters...there's this romantic air to the dense, smog-filled city, but anyone (even the most cynical) acknowledges this. After all, it's not called the "City of Love" for no apparent reason. It was my last night out in town, …

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A Favorite Poem (Issue #38)

Greetings! This month's "A Favorite Poem" issue is none other from Peruvian-born poet Orlando Ricardo Menes, whose life is heavily-influenced by his Latino roots (from his Cuban parents and childhood in Spain). Titled "El Rastro," Menes' poem details his experiences growing up in Spain with its wild, hedonistic night life for the young adults (and …

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To Live or Not to Live with Roommates… (my story)

...that's the question. From my personal experiences, I lived with roommates throughout my four years at university and then for just over a year this past year during my third (going into fourth) year in France. Due to these experiences, I've developed ideas about living together with people, especially those whom I didn't really know. …

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Bars or House Parties? (my experiences)

Especially if you're of drinking age (which varies depending on country), then you've probably had your fair share of consuming an adult beverage in a variety of settings. From bars to clubs to house parties, you've probably done them all. However, just which one trumps them all (subjectively, of course)? Granted, it can be hard …

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