Return to Paris

So I've been back in Paris for nearly two weeks. Before anyone gets too excited! -- I'm not … [Continue Reading]

Return to Paris by Expat Edna

Upheaval

This was me five weeks ago. It was only a week and a half into our big European backpacking trip … [Continue Reading]

upheaval

Happy Days

You see this? You see this post? This is me throwing up my hands and saying, I give up! I give up … [Continue Reading]

Happy Days - Expat Edna

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: Extended Edition

I found myself facing the most fabulous dilemma this summer: my job in Paris finished at the end of … [Continue Reading]

5 best things I ate in Paris - Extended Paris edition

Endings and Beginnings

(I'm going to apologize in advance for the long read, but I felt I owed a proper explanation for my … [Continue Reading]

endings and beginnings

Life in flux

The past week -- and this month in general -- has just left my head spinning. My stomach is … [Continue Reading]

Greetings from Switzerland by Expat Edna

Paris from Above

On my recent flight back from the US, I was seated next to a Texan school teacher visiting Paris for … [Continue Reading]

Paris from Above - Expat Edna

Return to Paris

Return to Paris by Expat Edna

So I've been back in Paris for nearly two weeks. Before anyone gets too excited! -- I'm not staying. I'm only here for one more week, taking a breather before heading to Belgium and Amsterdam. But remember that last personal post, where I said that after Sochi, I could be anywhere? Well, I … [Continue reading...]

One Midnight in Paris

midnight in paris by expat edna

It was early August and things were not going well. I had just called off my engagement, the fingers on my left hand unused to feeling for a ring that was no longer there. Elsewhere, not one, but two people I considered my closest friends had broken my heart in totally different, though equally … [Continue reading...]

Upheaval

upheaval

This was me five weeks ago. It was only a week and a half into our big European backpacking trip (though it felt like we'd already been on the road for so much longer!). We had just climbed Arthur's Seat, were watching the sun set marvelously over Edinburgh, the weather was perfect, and I … [Continue reading...]

Instagrammed: Europe for the Holidays

Instagrammed - Europe for the holidays

For those who wondered where I've been these past five weeks: I've been everywhere! Kind of. I spent all of December living out of my suitcase while … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: October-November

The 5 best things I ate in Paris Nov 2013 by Expat Edna

I had this silly notion in my head that whenever I returned to Paris after I'd 'officially left', I'd run around revisiting the favorite restaurants I … [Continue reading...]

When nothing and everything go according to plan: Winter travel and Big News!

ile st louis by expat edna

Yesterday morning I received this text from EasyJet: Your flight tomorrow has been cancelled, because you live in a country with scheduled airport … [Continue reading...]

Happy Days

Happy Days - Expat Edna

You see this? You see this post? This is me throwing up my hands and saying, I give up! I give up trying to catch up. If I was working the same … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: Extended Edition

5 best things I ate in Paris - Extended Paris edition

I found myself facing the most fabulous dilemma this summer: my job in Paris finished at the end of June, but my job in Italy didn’t start until … [Continue reading...]

Endings and Beginnings

endings and beginnings

(I'm going to apologize in advance for the long read, but I felt I owed a proper explanation for my disappearance these past few months. I promise … [Continue reading...]