Watch me risk life and limb (and have some fun) at the Fête de Genève

Every summer for two weeks, Geneva hosts a festival (“fête”, en français!) down on the lake in the heart of the city. Anyone who has ever been to a state fair can imagine what there is to see and do at the Fête de Genève, but I figured it would still be fun to go down and experience it for myself. Continue reading

Next time you’re in Paris, don’t miss an evening concert in Sainte Chapelle

We recently visited Paris, and yes, we did many of the things you would expect American expats to do in Paris. We packed in plenty during our three days and nights there including a visit to the Louvre and some other great museums (stay tuned for a future post on that…); two walking tours — one in Montmartre (featuring Sacre Coeuer) and another in the Marais neighborhood (Victor Hugo’s old stomping grounds); a long walk down to the Eiffel Tower, a picnic lunch on the Île de la Cité, and a modern dance performance of Carmen that was out of this world.

We also did something that is my favorite thing to do in the city and something I recommend to everyone I know who is planning a trip to Paris.  Go see an evening concert at the Sainte Chapelle cathedral.  Continue reading