Paris

I moved to Paris in March.

Some would say my timing couldn´t have been worse, with the value of the dollar eroding and French-American relations icy. But I think there was no better time for shaking up the gray matter and seeing things from a different angle, which is one of the great reasons to travel.

For me, 2004 must be written in red letters because it was the year I seized the chance to live out a dream, to get to know this dazzling city up close, to make it my home and travel staging area at the threshold of all Europe. I meant to return to L.A. after seven months but now have extended my stay for how long only the gods can say.

Read more
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-spanoyearender26dec26

More Articles about Paris
Finding an Apartment
http://articles.latimes.com/2004/apr/04/travel/tr-spano4
Paris Secrets
More Paris Secrets
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-spano18dec18,1,3178991.column
Budget Tips
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-trw-budgetparis27apr27,0,4486461.story
Learning French
http://articles.latimes.com/2004/apr/11/travel/tr-spano11
Louvre
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-louvre14may14
Julia Child’s Paris
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-spano10dec10
Django Reinhardt’s Paris
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/jun/05/travel/tr-spano5
Mozart in Paris
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/aug/13/travel/tr-spano13
French Men
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/feb/27/travel/tr-spano27
Marie Antoinette
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/apr/16/travel/tr-spano16
Movies about Paris
http://www.latimes.com/travel/printedition/la-tr-parisfilms27apr27,0,1140992.story
Budget Restaurants
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-paris25apr25,0,1867064.story
Leaving Paris
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/feb/18/travel/tr-spano18


Articles about France

Millau
http://www.latimes.com/travel/printedition/la-tr-spano26feb26,1,5827257.column
Normandy
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wire/la-tr-france6jun06,0,5202998.story

Barbizon
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-barbizon31-2009may31
War Cemeteries
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-war9-2008nov09
Provence
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-provence16-2009aug16
Leslie Caron’s Inn
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/oct/15/travel/tr-spano15
Josephine Baker in the Dordogne
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-spano2jul02
Coucy-le-Chateau
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/jul/17/travel/tr-spano17
Bruyeres
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/sep/04/travel/tr-spano4