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Tag: History

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

Good grief, I’m glad we bought tickets ahead of time. In fact, the line was so long that I felt like Beyonce with my pre-purchased tickets.I was pretty smug, scoffing at all of those poor, unenlightened people who weren’t as smart as we were. 500,000 […]

Brightside Booklist: 52 Books To Read Now (Like, RIGHT NOW)

Brightside Booklist: 52 Books To Read Now (Like, RIGHT NOW)

At least once a week, I have someone asking me for a book recommendation. I mean, not to brag or anything, but I’m pretty darn good at giving suggestions. Because of this, I wanted to make a list of books that I’ve read and  enjoyed. […]

Pere Lachaise: The Most Visited Cemetery in the World

Pere Lachaise: The Most Visited Cemetery in the World

Pere Lachaise, with 3.5 million visitors a year, is the most visited cemetery on earth. It is hauntingly beautiful and serene with hills and tree lined walking paths (which look gorgeous in the fall!). The most famous person buried here is Jim Morrison, but Oscar […]

Brightside Booklist

Brightside Booklist

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown Ever heard of the term “gastronomic incest”? No? I hadn’t either, but I definitely got schooled on the topic while reading this one. This book about the Donner Party […]

Drugs, maniacs and WWII

Drugs, maniacs and WWII

He picked at his skin with tweezers. His hands shook so badly that he couldn’t put his glasses on. He slept on an old mattress in a room with only a lamp, a telephone and some dust. His arm was full of red track marks. […]