Earlier this year when we visited Dubrovnik, the place I’d always dreamed of going, I asked Paul what was #1 on his list. He only had one answer: Paris Photo, the world’s biggest art photography fair. 2011 is its 15th year, and for the first time it’s in the Grand Palais. Though I’d been to […]Read more "A Weekend at Paris Photo"
We checked out of our hotel on a high today, because we were going to take the train into the countryside to visit Monet’s house and garden, including the famous lilypond. We were looking forwards to hiring bicycles to ride through the countryside and enjoying fresh baguettes on the banks of the Seine. But it […]Read more "Last Day in Paris: L’Autre Jardin"
I’m getting sick of the crowds. It turns out that it’s school holidays in Europe, which I probably should have checked before we booked. We’re now paying for it every time we want to do anything. Which is making me regret the incredible weather a little bit. It’s really beautiful… but makes long waits a […]Read more "Day Three in Paris: The Louvre"
Today I learned why the French never put their feet on the seat in front of them when traveling on the metro. It was late at night and we were on our way home from Monmartre. I was alone in the carriage because we’d had a disagreement over which end would provide a more convenient […]Read more "Life Lesson #19 – Guards at the Gare"
This morning we braved the crowds at the Musée D’Orsay. They had a great Manet exhibition on, and also some of my favourite Monet works. check out that queue. C’est incroyable! Once the Musée closed, we hopped on the metro to Monmartre, my favourite district in Paris. We climbed the hill to Sacré Coeur the […]Read more "Day Two in Paris: Monmartre"
Every trip to Paris has to start with some sightseeing. There are certain things you just have to see! So after we slept for a few hours (following our eventful fail of a night), we headed straight into town on the Metro to see some of the famous Parisian sights. After walking from the Eiffel […]Read more "Day One in Paris: Fatigue et Tourisme"
Today I learned that drunk black French girls are really loud, and a whole lot of other things. Let me start at the beginning… LL #16: Write Stuff DownIt all started the night before we went to Paris, when I decided to work out which Metro Line we needed to take from the airport, and […]Read more "The Best Life Lessons Come in Threes"