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India and Coconuts

Hello from India!

In an endeavor to get away for a bit and focus on myself, I find myself halfway across the world in a country I’ve never been to.  The sights, the sounds, the smells… they’re all so different from what I experience daily in the States.  I originally wasn’t planning on blogging here, but I wanted to share some of the beauty of this country.

So first… My view at breakfast:


Coconut trees so close I can touch them from the rooftop!

This is the lovely view from the rooftop where I eat breakfast some mornings.  And yes, those are coconut trees!  Not palm trees.  Did you know there is a difference?!
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Travel Tuesday: Paris

La Tour Eiffel

I’ve travelled quite a bit in my lifetime.  Most of this is due to my competitive skating career, which has taken me literally to the other side of the world (Japan, China, Taipei), though I have also travelled quite a bit for fun as well.  Therefore, I’m going to try to introduce a weekly posting about a different city I have visited and will call it ‘Travel Tuesday!’

So let’s start with Paris, France!

Paris is known as “the City of Light,” or “La Ville-Lumière” for those of you who speak French.   And it truly is absolutely full of lights!  The most striking beacon of light in the entire city, though, is (you guessed it) the Eiffel Tower.

I highly recommend visiting the Eiffel Tower if it’s your first time to Paris.  This structure is absolutely incredible, though I have to admit that my first thought upon seeing it was “Why did they ruin such an architecturally and historically gorgeous city with such a huge metal stack of bars?”   Continue reading