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Posts by Guillermom Martinez de Velasco

Unspoken Rules Of Paris: Boulangerie Basics

Text: Guillermo Martínez de Velasco Who doesn’t like bread? It’s probably humanity’s oldest baked good, and when it comes to breadlove, Parisians take it to the next level. The Boulangerie is not just a place to get bread, it is a neighbourhood institution much like… Read more

Unspoken Rules Of Paris: Casual Eye Contact

Text: Guillermo Martínez de Velasco Eye contact is something we all do. There’s something special, or distinct or something about looking into someone’s eyes. The only adjective that keeps popping up when thinking of the subject is the word ‘mutual’, and it seems like the… Read more

Unspoken Rules of Paris: L’amour, bien sûr!

Image: Robert Doisneau’s “Les Amoureux” Text: Guillermo Martinez de Velasco  You know that moment right before you jump into a pool that you know is filled with cold water? That strange mixture of drive and fear that takes over as soon as you take that… Read more

Unspoken Rules of Paris: Self-Esteem SOS

 Text: Guillermo Martinez de Velasco Escobedo Image: Nouvelle Vague photographer Raymond Cauchetiere It was one thirty in the morning on one of those April days when it’s finally warm enough to be jealous of the people that live on boats anchored between Pont Royale and Pont… Read more

Unspoken Rules of Paris: Friends For Sure

  The bar right outside of Étienne Marcel was crowded. It wasn’t crowded in the normal, busy brasserie of the deuxième-kind of way. No, there were people awkwardly standing next to a table full of friends trying to weigh in on the conversation. I was… Read more

Unspoken Rules Of Paris: How To Be Bored

Text: Guillermo Martínez de Velasco Escobedo Paris can be exhilarating, beautiful, surprising, interesting, warm, foul, and many other things. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever come across two people who have identical views on the city. Underneath layer upon layer of attributable characteristics the… Read more

Unspoken Rules of Paris: Montmartre, Tonmartre

Text: Guillermo Martinez de Velasco I am about to describe something we’ve all been through. It’s nothing we should be ashamed of because we didn’t know any better. It goes a little something like this. It’s your first time in Paris, you’re going up Beaubourg’s… Read more

Unspoken Rules of Paris: Rivers, Canals, Bridges

Text: Guillermo Martínez de Velasco I don’t think I remember the first time I went to the banks of the Seine at night. It must’ve been during winter. I’m almost sure that they were very empty: I’m certain me and my friends decided to drunkenly… Read more

Unspoken Rules Of Paris: Supermarket Savoir

Text: Guillermo Martínez de Velasco As skinny as everyone around you looks in their rolled up navy or khaki pants, people in Paris have to eat. As a matter of fact, you have to eat also. In short, we all do. But unlike other things… Read more

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