Eiffel in love with Paris

Settling into my new home for the next few months, scattered with classic French monuments within walking distance…I could get used to this


It’s been over a week since I’ve arrived in France, and I’m loving every minute! I cannot believe this will be home for the next few months. I’m in Paris! Quoi? PARIS!

IMG_0471I managed to score housing just a 20-minute walk away from the  University of Paris Dauphine; which is a blessing, granted it is next to impossible to find accommodation in the congested, touristy city of Paris. And what’s more? Upon exploring my residential area of Neuilly (pronounced New-ee), I noticed the Eiffel Tower, casually lurking against the skyline just 5 minutes away. Moreover, upon crossing the road just a few streets down, you know how you look left and right, to ensure you won’t get run over by mad cars? I did the obligatory left and right head shaking, et voila:

IMG_0472Seated to my right, was the Arc De Triomphe at the end of the road. On the other side of which, is the Champs Elysées (you know how it goes – “♫ The Champs Elysées is a busy street! Parlez-vous Français? Parlez-vous Français?♫”)

I could get used to this #newHome #newHomies



Looking forward to it all! The dream is to return to Sydney equipped with a fluent French accent, a travel journal that needs more pages, a collection of snow globes from across Europe and an external hard drive overloaded with a billion pictures and videos of my semester on exchange.


Written by Rochelle De Silva


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