Raheem Nelson

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  1. Paris: Square Louise Michel

    Date 18 Aug 2017
    I wanted to squeeze in as many tourist spots as possible during my stay in Paris. Part of my time in France would be spent in Avignon so it was important to make everything count. After visiting The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe I made my way to…

  2. Paris: The Eiffel Tower

    Date 13 Aug 2017
    One of my required stops in Paris was the iconic Eiffel Tower. After spending the morning exploring The Louvre I ventured to Parc du Champ de Mars. The Tower is easily accessible via The Paris Metro but walking was a lot more fun. The weather was a mix of very…

  3. Paris: The Louvre

    Date 09 Aug 2017
    For my first full day in Paris I went to The Louvre. I was very early and one of the first people in line. During my research on the museum I realized how crowded it gets so getting a ticket in advance and showing up early was the way to…

  4. London Underground

    Date 07 Aug 2017
    London’s Underground rail system was a lot of fun. It was easily one of the main highlights of the first leg of my trip. With an Oyster card (a ticket you can preload with a weekly fare for example) enabled me to get around Central London easily. The iconography of…

  5. London Eye

    Date 03 Aug 2017
    Since I saw St. Paul’s Cathedral in the morning I had the rest of the day to explore the city. South Bank is where I ended up first and I came across a building with DC Comics characters plastered on the side. I was way too curious not to head…

  6. London: St. Paul’s Cathedral (Interior)

    Date 29 Jul 2017
    After a full day of traveling around South Bank and checking out Tate Modern I walked to Blackfriars to see St. Paul’s Cathedral. I was initially drawn to it because it’s resemblance to The Capitol Building in DC. I guess that’s the other way around considering the age of the…

  7. London: Hampton Court Palace

    Date 28 Jul 2017
    A lot of planning went into my first trip to London recently but there was room for spontaneity. On a beautiful summer day I went to explore Hampton Court Palace. The palace was where Henry VIII lived. Since the palace was so massive I spent half the day exploring. Construction…

  8. London: Colville Square

    Date 27 Jul 2017
    One day after I saw all of the tourist attractions I wanted to check out in London I decided to do something more low key. I got on the tube and randomly got off at Notting Hill. Since my first few days in London were primarily about getting used to…

  9. London: Amy Winehouse Exhibit

    Date 26 Jul 2017
    An essential stop for me in London was Camden Town. Specifically The Jewish Museum. I already saw the exhibit: Amy Winehouse, A Family Portrait in San Francisco a few years ago. It was important for me to see the one in Camden because that’s one of the places where she lived…

  10. London: The West End

    Date 24 Jul 2017
    One part of London I was curious about was Piccadilly Circus. When I got there (via The London Underground) I felt like I was in familiar territory. The reason for that is Piccadilly Circus to me feels like a less cramped, more open version of Times Square. I generally avoid…

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