The Lost Generation

Today, I walked with McKay to Le Dome Cafe, where Hemingway, Stein, Man Ray, Picasso and countless others met. Here they created works that defined more than a generation, they created art and literature that has transcended. The weight of history is something I’ve been pondering this first week abroad — today marks my first…

July 31

Woke up late, Grabbed bread and ran out the door, Went to the Catacombs, Waited in line, Entered the Catacombs, Walked behind annoying private tours, Saw a lot of bones, Saw a lot of bones, Walked home, Ate more bread, Rested, Go to the grocery store, Eat lunch in the park, Walk in the Gardens…

July 30

Wake up late, Breakfast, Go to train ticket office, Manage to unwittingly secure tickets to Vienne, France, Be happy because it is shorter and cheaper thane expected, Realize that that is because Vienne, France is not Vienna,¬†Austria, Go back to the ticket office and explain the mistake in Frenglish, Get the actual tickets to Vienna,…

July 29

Arrive in Paris, Navigate the ParisMetro, Have no idea what is happening the whole time and yet manage to make no mistakes and arrive at the hostel quickly, Give Katie the biggest hug and kiss ever still holding all the bags — the crowd awkwardly looked on — and be glad to see an old…

July 28

Get up, Breakfast — but the Japanese girls (and that’s not derogatory, merely descriptive) all had way more than their fair share of toast and I didn’t get much — of bread and peanut butter, check out, Hang out and poach wifi and shower, Talk with I Can’t Remember His First Name McKenzie — who…

July 27

Breakfast, Get dressed, Decide to go to the Saakshi Gallery (Modern Art) with my new friend (Alex), Leave for Saakshi, Arrive at Saakshi, View art I do not understand — including a couch covered in articles about President Obama from The New York Times in a paper mache fashion with three paper mache vases on…

July 26

Breakfast, Train to Holston, British Museum, Walk Through Hyde Park, Victoria and Albert Museum, Lunch, Walk to Buckingham Palace, Chill at Buck taking photos, Green Park, Walk the Mall, Get lost, Trafalgar Square, Street Performer (accompanied by a little girl, Gangnam Style), Get Lost, Train back.