Karina is an American-Nicaraguan freelance writer living between Paris and her hometown of Miami, Florida. Depending on the month you can find her sunbathing in South Beach or coffee shop hopping on Boulevard Beaumarchais. She’s always on the hunt for a porcelain tea set, a music band to join, and the latest Parisian hangout.
Oh with Paris, it’s a love-hate relationship. When I’m away I miss the romantic city lights, when I’m there the daily ordeals of life like the rush hour traffic in the metro line 1 makes me want to pitch a sign up and protest, but then again the strikes are another annoying occurrence.
Infuriating, serendipitous, utterly charming, intimate, chic, alive.
Lots of Stromae
Masculin Feminin or A Bout du Souffle
I plan on buying a riad in Morocco one day.
I would make Parisian girls friendlier, and fix the messy French administration.
For myself floral bed sheets, a tea pot set, and sugar cubes. For my loved ones, oh my where to begin!
Becoming ill while traveling is undoubtedly an inconvenience, however, if you do get sick during your trip to Paris, in some ways you can consider yourself lucky. France's healthcare system is consistently rated among the top 10 in the world and it's also one of the most cost-effective.
Wouldn’t it be nice to make some French friends? If you’ve come to France with the expectation to mix and mingle with Parisians and catch up on your French, but you still don’t have any actual Parisian friends, welcome to the club.