Carcassonne castle in France, might have one of the most impressive fortresses I’ve ever gotten to wander through – largely for how ancient it is, but also for how well maintained and *still* lived-in it is! I made this trip because it was voted on by my Patrons, and if you’d like a say in the next poll you can join in here and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:
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The Medieval French Castle at Carcassonne is also built on a much older Roman structure – Carcassonne castle is steeped in history and well worth a visit. You can read up on the celebratory circles painted on Carcassonne’s walls, turrets, and keeps here:
My name is Jay Swanson – I’m an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base – at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlog daily, and love pizza a little too much.
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How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years.
What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS
You’re always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? – I made a “Draw My Life” video that explains a lot here:
Where are you from originally? – Pullman, Washington – a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).
What do you film with? – I’ve made a lot of changes recently, but I try to keep my gear list up to date if you want to see what I use and buy some for yourself:
What do you edit with? – Adobe Premiere – it’s pretty much all I’ve ever used since high school.
Aren’t you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? – Yep. But not too badly – I tend to be careful when I do.
Why are you living in #Paris? – Because I’ve always wanted to; I feel at home here:
Do you speak French? Oui.
You talk a lot about the books you’re working on, what are they about? – They’re sci-fi (and fantasy) and I’ve got a decent pitch for you here:
Do you make money off YouTube? – Ha, no. I wish. It took me over 500 videos to make my first total $100 off adsense. I think it will slowly change, but VERY slowly.
I really enjoy your videos, how can I support you? – The easiest and best way to support me is through Patreon, where you can pitch in as little as $1/mo to help me make better videos:
I don’t trust this Patreon thing – can I just paypal you? – Here’s my ko-fi if that’s your thing (and coffee is your game):
But I want to send you something tangible! – I do have a wishlist on Amazon, though it’s a bit complicated with the international shipping situation. This is the US one:
And here’s the French wishlist:
Thanks for watching!