Notre Dame – A glitch in the matrix

By | April 4th, 2016|Bosnia, France, Vietnam|

Notre Dame (the one in Paris, AKA Notre-Dame de Paris) is an incredible structure, a marvel. A historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of one of two remaining natural islands in the River Seine,  Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and [...]

Jardin d’Acclimatation – Paris’ other amusement park

By | August 18th, 2015|France|

Jardin d’Acclimatation > Disney? Disney is great.  No seriously, I love a good Disney movie.  I enjoyed every minute of re-watching (I saw it in the cinema too) Big Hero 6 last week, and Robin Hood remains one of my all time favourite movies. In my younger days, I was very luck to travel to Florida [...]

Climbing the Eiffel Tower at dusk, Paris

By | July 29th, 2015|France|

Climbing the Eiffel Tower at dusk is a must in my book, but how can you go to Paris and not climb the Eiffel Tower? I mean who would do that? Why would you do that? WHY DID I DO THAT? January 2014 and I whisk the lady off to Paris for the weekend.  We [...]

The cost of 2 night in Paris

By | July 16th, 2015|Budget Travel, France|

What is the cost of 2 night in Paris?  How much is it to visit one of Europe's most beautiful cities? My list visit to Paris was under slightly unfortunate circumstances.  While Paris is an incredible city to explore on foot, what happens when you're not so able to manoeuvre about on foot?  What happens when putting [...]

Snowboarding in Valmorel [VIDEO]

By | March 3rd, 2015|France, Snowboarding, Video|

Ah snowboarding, my new favourite thing.  Not a lot to say about this post really, I went snowboarding in Valmorel, France, loved it and made a video of the trip. I have written a post about how much the 5 days snowboarding (3 full days + 2 halves) in Valmorel cost, so give that a [...]

The cost of 5 days snowboarding in Valmorel

By | February 19th, 2015|Budget Travel, France, Snowboarding|

Snowboarding in Valmorel was never likely to fall under budget travel, but I'd promised myself that I would, just this once, splurge and experience a more established snow resort in the alps.  I now bring to you the breakdown of said splurge. Snowboarding in Valmorel Whereas in previous years I had snowboarded in Bulgaria, Bosnia and [...]

A tour of Paris by Segway (Video)

By | January 31st, 2014|France, Video|

Paris by Segway, really?  I mean Paris is a beautiful city, a city rich in history, stunning architecture, incredible art and exquisite food.  Stating the obvious? ... yeah probably, but its 100% true.  You know it, and now I know it having just got back from my first ever visit to the French capital. Owing [...]

Paris: Italian food and secret cocktails

By | January 15th, 2014|France|

Pizza, in Paris? What was I thinking? Pizza is Italian, it should be eaten in Italy, or at any London based Pizza Express when I have a 2 for 1 Orange Wednesday code.  It should NOT be eaten in Paris. In Paris I should be out and sampling exquisite French food - blood red rib [...]

Mapped Instagram photos of Paris

By | January 10th, 2014|France, Real Time Blogging|

Ah Paris. Fine dining - duck confit, onion soup, frogs legs and smelly cheese. Exquisite art - La Louve and the Monna Lisa within. Architectural marvels - the Effiel Tower, Notre Dame and the Galeries Lafayette. Love lockets, shopping, fashion, music, museums ... err a hunchback and Disneyland?? OK so you probably knew all this [...]

Champagne and Macaroons courtesy of Air France

By | December 11th, 2012|France|

I'm not a massive champagne fan and up until Monday i'd never tasted a macaroon in my life (scandalous I know), but last Monday the lovely people at Air France afforded me the opportunity not only change my views on champagne with a wee taster session, but to also get my first taste a macaroon. [...]