On a cold winter day, there is nothing more relaxing than to curl up with a good book and a hot chocolate (or glass of wine). For travellers, it is a chance to research and read about new destinations to explore. Continue reading “Five Books to Inspire Post Lockdown Travel”
Christmas in Paris is a dream. This year I finally made the dream come true. Paris is beautiful all year round, but it is magical during the festive season.
Continue reading “A Parisian Christmas”
Friday 18 October 2019 was Global Champagne Day, which is celebrated around the world by those who love their glass of bubbly. However, champagne is more than just a classy, bubbly drink. It has a long history dating back to Hautvillers in the Champagne region of France. Continue reading “Global Champagne Day”
It is hard to know where the legend of Santa Clause began, each country has their own name and view of how Santa is portrayed. However, one legend goes back further to 280 AD with a Christian monk named Nicholas. Continue reading “Would the Real Santa Please Stand Up?”
See Paris for free. Impossible you might say. Yet this is more of a reality than you realise There is no need to spend a fortune on attractions because there are many which can be visited for free. Continue reading “See Paris for Free”
It’s no surprise that Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. Paris is famous for its food, wine and of course fashion. But it took until early 2016 for the most fashionable icon in the world to make a visit to the City of Light…….. Continue reading “Barbie’s First Paris Trip”
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 “In the Sewers”
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 “Last Night in Paris”