A Parisian Surprise in an Ancient Cathedral

Unexpected events can sometimes make or break a vacation. On my visit to Paris last summer, eager to visit the 12th-century Gothic church known as Basilique Saint-Denis, I set out on an hour-long Metro journey to the north of Paris. Knowing that many museums and other tourist sites are closed on Mondays, I had dutifully…

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Finding My Way in Paris

  The great thing about travel abroad is that you’re always seeing something new and different. In the U. S., it seems to me, wherever you go there are the same old Walmarts, Starbucks and McDonald’s. Travel afar, and everyday life is filled with new and educational experiences, especially if you get out of the…

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