About

Paris-Digital-Sketch
Digital self-portrait in Paris

 

Bonjour and welcome to Finding Paris in Boston!

My name is Gen and I love all things Paris! I suppose my parents must have known I would grow up to be such a Francophile because they named me Genevieve. I have two siblings and they both have much more common names. I’m also a huge fan of Disney, finding a great deal, afternoon tea, traveling to beautiful places, art and museums, and saving money (ha!).

Since my website initially started when I was living abroad in the UK studying for my PhD, I also discuss quitting a job, moving abroad, and surviving the PhD process. You’ll find topics about these and much more on my website.

Following my dream:

After living in Boston for 6 years, I decided to quit my job and pursue two dreams: living abroad and earning a PhD. I chose to study at a university in the UK not only because of its program, but because it was just a 2 hour Eurostar ride to Paris!

From the beginning, I really had no idea of the process for studying abroad or just how much I had to learn about UK culture, even though it’s an English-speaking country. From modifying the spelling of common words to figuring out the NHS system, there was a lot to learn. However, after about a year of living in the UK, I eventually felt like a bona fide UK resident, not to mention an honorary Parisian from all the trips I made!

After I graduated, I moved back to Boston, but I really miss living abroad. I especially miss Paris, its food, culture, and how everything seemed like a work of art. I created Finding Paris in Boston so I could bring a little bit of Paris into my everyday life. My hope is that Finding Paris in Boston will help highlight how Paris is never really far away if you know where to look.

 

 

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