Paris like a Parisian

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ISA Study Abroad Student Blog

Allison Ingram is a student at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and an ISA Featured Blogger. Allison is currently studying abroad with ISA in Paris, France.

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Over the past week, I’ve discovered that Americans walk a distinct line between being visitors to Paris and residents who call the city home for a considerable span of time. When you simply stop in for a week or so, your days are filled with all the highlights: the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Moulin Rouge. The camera stays glued to your side as you unashamedly snap picture after picture, embracing every second of the cheesiness and clichés as you hustle around every end of the city with a tour guide. With each passing moment, your time dwindles a little more as you determinedly savor every second from a Galleries Lafayette shopping splurge to a Nutella crepe each afternoon…

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