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How to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris like a local

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .


If you have the opportunity to celebrate Bastille Day with the Parisians, it’s one not to be missed. What’s not to like? Striped shirts, fireworks, al fresco wine until the wee hours? The French may not be as patriotic as Uncle Sam but July 14th is THE day of the year where they let loose, [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Love Locks, Paris

Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by .


As I travel throughout Europe’s corners, one thing I started to notice is how popular the “love locks” have gotten. Nobody really knows for sure where -or why- the tradition started, but no one can deny how popular they have gotten over the last decade or so. Venice. Cologne. Florence. Paris. London. It seems that [...]

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Who am I kidding? I ♥ Paris.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by .


“Took you long enough!” That’s what my friends (and everyone I know, basically) told me when Paris and I had an understanding, and I finally came around. 4 years after my first infamously disastrous visit, and 5 trips later, including one where I did warm up to the city a little bit, I have finally [...]

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Hanging out by the Eiffel Tower at night

Posted on 30. May, 2012 by .


  Sometimes, travel is all about the simplest things. Maybe even the touristy ones. Because really, it doesn’t get more touristy than the Eiffel Tower at night. But still - it’s the kind of thing you have to see at least once in your lifetime, if not several times after that. If so many people [...]

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The Heights of Paris, a Photo Essay

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by .


If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Paris. While my first three visits were pretty much disasters, the last two were a lot better, and even made me admit what everybody else knew already: Paris is a pretty awesome place. I decided [...]

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The Palace of Versailles, the Most Infuriating Place on Earth?

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by .


Let’s start off by stating this, loud and clear: I am NOT a people person. About 7 billion people on this planet, and I can only tolerate 30 of them. And not at the same time. So whenever I know I’ll be in a mingling situation, or an overcrowding one, I really have to put [...]

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Where to stay in Paris: Wilson Opera Hotel

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by .


During my recent stay in Paris, I had the chance to be invited by Elegancia Hotels at one of their best hotels, the Wilson Opera Hotel. After my stay at the Seven Hotel in February, I was giddy with excitement to experience another amazing hotel. Located in très chic 8e arrondissement of Paris, it’s a stone [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

Posted on 21. May, 2012 by .


When I was in Paris two weeks ago during the French elections, I found myself right by the Élysée Palace, even though I hadn’t planned on it (my orientation skills take a serious hit whenever I’m in Paris). Not only is the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré the home of the French President, it’s also home [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: the French elections at La Bastille, Paris

Posted on 07. May, 2012 by .


Have you watched the French elections? Do you think it’s going to influence the Euro zone in a big way? Have you ever participated in a political event abroad?

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Best Macarons in Paris: Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .


In my book, any excuse is a good excuse for a sweet indulgence. And macarons are no exception, especially in the City of Lights. But when you want to have the best macarons in Paris, where do you go? With so many choices it’s hard to pick just one - but most guidebooks and locals [...]

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Paris, You’ve Grown on Me

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by .


Remember how I used to say that I didn’t like Paris? That London was so much better? Well, I have to be honest here - Paris has made quite an impression on me the last two times I went. And in a good way! Who would’ve thought? It seems like all the things I didn’t [...]

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Paris Coolest Design Hotel: The Seven

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .


During my visit to (absolutely freezing) Paris this weekend, I was lucky enough to have booked my accommodation at the newest, coolest, prettiest boutique hotel in the famous 5th arrondissement: Hotel Seven Paris. While some might think the hotel isn’t in a good location, I thought exactly the opposite. It’s located a short walk from [...]

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Live the Language: Paris, London, Barcelona

Posted on 07. Dec, 2011 by .


I love myself a good travel video in the morning over tea. It’s such an inspirational start to my day… and that’s exactly what happened this morning. After stumbling over Albin Holmqvist‘s Live the Language videos on Vimeo, I couldn’t resist sharing them here. The videos are part of Live the Language project, which aims [...]

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A Long Weekend in Paris On a Budget

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .


Planning a weekend in Paris on a budget is not simple task, and I had to face it a few weeks ago. My fiancé and I had to visit the Canadian embassy for paperwork and we didn’t want to spend a fortune on a trip we hadn’t even considered taking. Fed up with hostels but [...]

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Paris la nuit

Posted on 13. Feb, 2011 by .


Even though my visit to Paris wasn’t too fortunate, I have to be honest here: it’s a pretty damn beautiful city. This video shares its most beautiful spots at night and gives a whole new perspective on the sights we all know very well. Enjoy! Une nuit Parisienne (Paris by night) from manemos on Vimeo.

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