Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition, Part 1)

Bonjour, tout le monde! Besides spending a weekend in Lyon during my week off from work this October, I also made a trip to Paris, where I stayed five nights. Although I've gone to Paris countless of times before and have seen many of the major sites, there were still so many things to check …

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Destination: Lyon, France (October 2018 Edition)

Bonjour! I had a week off from teaching this past October, and I have to admit, it was much-needed. Not only was I starting to feel the workload and stress pile up, but also I just needed to reboot and do something not related to work. That said, I did some traveling within France, revisiting …

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Man Crush Monday: Sami Hossny

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday" series. Today features none other than Sami Hossny, a Bulgarian actor and fitness trainer who's absolutely beautiful in many ways. I first came across Hossny through a "Dating Beyond Borders" video titled "You Know You Are Dating a Bulgarian Man When..." Since then, I've become smitten. While …

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The 1975– TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME (Song Sunday #13)

Greetings! It's been a minute, but in any case, welcome to this week's "Song Sunday." Today's track is that from the English band The 1975: titled "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME," it's a cryptic, but also evident track about love and the infidelity that comes along with it. https://youtu.be/4fxPQUKfim4 Although I'd heard about The 1975 before, I hadn't actually …

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Woman Crush Saturday: Paloma Renee

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Woman Crush" issue, in which I feature my current female celebrity crush. This month is none other than Paloma Renee (or Paloma Palau), who is a YouTuber, comedian, lesbian, and polyglot (seriously, she speaks Chinese!). I first came across her through an interview with Andrew Hale, in which she discussed …

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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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