The first article, featured in the New York Times, discusses the increasing Americanization of the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris. A mecca of fashion and upscale shopping, the article points to the increasing number of fast food restaurants and traditionally American stores that are populating each side of the street. Many Parisians are distancing themselves from the area altogether, as its touristy nature of the street feels far removed from authentic French culture and fashion.
|Champs-Élysées at night|
A close friend of mine was actually hurt in Poland while studying abroad, and his experience getting medical attention and transport back to the U.S. was harrowing, to say the least. Make sure to pay attention to this article if you are going somewhere with less than a first-rate reputation for urgent medical care.
New York Times: The Champs-Élysées, a Mall of America
CNN Travel: Five Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad
Until tomorrow, everyone!
-Charm City Traveler