We often remember exactly where we were during a tragic world event and 2016 certainly had no shortage of these. In particular, one day stands out to me – 22 March 2016 – and it still feels surreal to me that I was there. I still remember the way I felt when the early morning bustling city suddenly became as empty and still as a war-zone. Continue reading
Posts Tagged With: Paris
It’s not everyday that a time machine passes you by on the trendy streets of Paris. Yet that is what happened as I was taking a walk through the Marais district. The Marais district is a historic part of Paris home to many old, aristocratic style buildings rich in architecture. It also houses a number of smaller, quaint museums including the popular Musee Picasso.
Quirky and interesting characters are what adds colour to any travel destination. Quite often you remember them more than some of the most popular attractions you just visited. This guy certainly attracted some attention and became the most photographed “object” of the hour.
Beneath the streets of Paris is a whole new sinister world to explore. One of these places is the Paris Sewer System. It doesn’t sound to attractive, but once you are down there one cannot help but be fascinated. The sewer system is not an attraction that immediately springs to mind. However, if you love visiting off the beaten track places, Des Egouts De Paris will give a unique and different perspective to the City of Light. Continue reading
Looking for a special night out in Paris, then Le Lido is the place to go. Located on the famous shopping strip, the Champs-Elysees, you are treated to an evening of magical entertainment and the best of Parisian cabaret. Continue reading
The perfect way to say goodbye to Paris is at the top of La Tour Eiffel. A gorgeous view, a tasty glass of bubbly from the Champagne Bar, what more could you ask for? Continue reading
Ideas can come from anywhere even the movies. We see a city highlighted in one of our favourite movies and feel it drawing us to explore more. This is one method I use when choosing my next destination. Movies I feel are inspirational or I can connect with the characters’ thoughts and ambitions. Continue reading
Madrid is truly memorable because of the people I met and the experiences shared along the way. The reason we travel is not just about the places but it is about the people. Only so much can be learnt from a guidebook, such as the history of a country. To know a city more intimately, it is best to talk to those who know it best. The people. Continue reading
Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world because it is filled with so much beauty and history. So on my last trip I took the time to explore on of the oldest sites in the city with a very spooky history. Continue reading
Ever wonder how you can avoid the queues at The Louvre? There is a lot to see in Paris, so one does not want to spend all holiday in a line. The Louvre is the most famous art gallery in Paris (if not the world) and by 9am it is over an hour’s wait to get inside. A simple pre-planning strategy will get you in fast to see and explore more. Continue reading