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I was first introduced to Paris in graduate school.  I spent a week in classes peeking at the city from the inside of a business school.  It was enough to capture me.  I knew I would return to explore.

In the years after my class, I made a point of getting to know the city on my own and with friends.  I can make a solid argument of getting on a plane and stopping in Paris, regardless of the direction you wish to fly or your final destination.

My home is Philadelphia.  It is where I live, work and play most days.

2018 starts a year abroad.  I plan to capture my experiences learning the language, traversing the city and assimilating into daily life in the 11th arrondissement.  Welcome to my travel blog, The Paris Pen.