I like to pack my bags, go to a country where I don't speak the language, fall in love, get my heart broken, eat good food, dance all night, write about it, and do it all again. NYC - Paris based
Hi! My name is Nicole Maria. I love to travel, take pictures and sometimes write about it. My friends and family think I am cursed as I seem to attract very strange people and am always stuck in weird situations. I think they make for funny stories. So, I hope you enjoy my mix of travel-writing, photography, and funny anecdotes!
Based in Paris and NYC, I’ll also be writing about my cultural, gastronomic, and fashion adventures. Bisous xx
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An Adventure in Andalusia
Where would a girl with a sun tattoo vacation during winter? A city known to be the hottest place in Europe. Seville is a city in the Andalusian region of Spain. Known for its warm sunny weather, it was the perfect place for a break from the extreme cold of Paris.
One Week on the Yucatán Peninsula
To take refuge from this heat, any normal person would cool off in the ocean. That’s why I went to Mexico after all. A year ago, I had my first taste of the Caribbean Sea and I was so desperate to swim in its turquoise waters once again.
We Found Paradise
Oh, the Caribbean! I have been longing to see the turquoise waters of this part of the world for a very long time. After two weeks of gallivanting across the different islands of the Bahamas, I can assure you that this is the best sea I have ever had the chance to swim in. It tops even the azure waters of the Mediterranean.
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Bestfriend, Boyfriend, and Infinity Pools Looking Out Onto the Sea - A Hamptons Getaway
(pronounced /flanˈriː/ /flanʀi/ ) is the action or habit of strolling, strolling aimlessly in the streets of Paris and elsewhere. Wasting time, wandering, and observing. There’s a warmth that invites you to linger. To admire aesthetics.
Thank you to Angelika for allowing me to be a guest writer for the wonderful SENSE newsletter. Check out the article:
Paris from my window
Paris has had to deal with Covid-19 in an austere manner of course. As one of the hardest hit cities, we find ourselves in complete lockdown. Unable to wander about, see our friends, or enjoy a cafe ‘en terrasse’. And so, we sit by our windows and watch the world go by. Or rather, we see the world locked in an ‘everlasting present’...
Montmarte - In Times of Art and War
For much of its history, Montmartre had been separate from Paris. The Montmartois themselves were quite different from Parisians and so it very often had rebelled and fought against the city of Paris. During the 16th century Siege de Paris, the French Revolution, and later, the Franco-Prussian War, Montmartre was a site of revolution and uprising. It then became an artists paradise and even to this day the Montmartois continue to protest through their street-art.
Artist Profile: Juli from Creabilia
Juli is a self-taught artist who is originally from Venezuela and has been living in the Parisian suburbs for the last three years. She enjoys creating and discovering new ways to do it; professing that she “loves that ‘sky’s the limit’ feeling towards the act of creating.” As a child, Juli loved to paint and is now exploring other mediums such as video-making, lino-printing, and bookbinding.
I had the chance to speak to Julie from Creabilia Atelier about her new series called ‘Home’. Visit my tumblr to learn more about this amazing artist.
We Need to Talk about Hortense Manicini!
From escaping an abusive husband dressed as man to playing pranks on nuns at a convent, here are the inspiring and hilarious escapades of a 17th century italian duchess, Hortense Mancini.
I’m Not Gondolie, Venice Has My Heart
“I know now what it means to be a wanderess. There were a million alleyways and they seemed to form a labyrinth. Some were so narrow that even my own body, so feeble and bony, seemed to barely squeeze through. There was no point in using a map. The city is a maze. And, if you did put a map in front of your face, you would probably walk yourself into a canal. It was just what I needed. To be lost, to drift, and to float. In surroundings so inexplicably beautiful.”
A Bizarre Conversation With A Dutchman
Stranger: "anyways, I got to get going. I’m on my way to the gay club. If you want you could join?"
Me: "no thank you, I just got here so I have more sightseeing to do"
Stranger: "oh ok! Not a problem…but do take my advice and go see the live sex show"
Me: *in my head "that’s a thing????”*
“London is such a peculiar city. Coming from New York, I was expecting an older gloomier version of Manhattan. And yes, on the surface that’s exactly what I found....”
Down South for the Summer
Paris during the summer? Not a chance. I needed the sea, the wind, and the sun… and so I went down south and had a wonderful little holiday by the Mediterranean. If you want to share in the wonderful sites I saw in Marseille, the Calanques, and Aix-en-Provence, click click click. Bisous xxx
on what love should feel like
a poem by nicole maria
he feels like
and the wind
and the mountains
he tastes like
and sounds like
One Week on the Yucatan Peninsula
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A Tuscan Adventure
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I went to Spain to see the hometown of a warrior queen
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WHEN I WENT TO VENICE
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Prague, Czech Republic
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I went to the most beautiful place in the world and wrote about it
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