Wednesday, November 28, 2012
If you read our blog often you might remember what we had to go through to bring our dog from the US to France (read the post here). Well, our travel journey continues as we wanted to take a trip to Berlin for a few days. We tried to find someone to look after Henry while we were away but no one was available. We also looked at dog kennels in Paris but they were all so expensive. So the next option was bringing him with us.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
The crowds have died down a little and the cold Fall night has most people inside. Place du Tetre (before the impending arrival of Starbucks), is still picturesque and alive. When I was a student in Paris, I was enchanted by this place with its painters and portrait sketchers. I even had my portrait drawn which at the time I found too flattering and not at all me. Rolled away in a tube, I didn't look at it for years.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Believe it or not, the first time I came to France, I did not visit Paris. Unfortunately at the time it was not meant to be. Instead after flying into Orly, I headed straight down to the Loire Valley with for what was an enjoyable 10 days. But I longed to see Paris and it took only a few years but I made it back there as a student, living the Parisian life.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Many city planners and urban engineers have chastised the city of Paris for putting a large road along the side of the Seine. The banks of the river are quite beautiful but the busy street makes it impossible to get up close to the river.
Luckily, the city has started to take some steps to take back the road from the cars. In the summer there is the Paris Plages (where the street is turned into a giant beach) but each Sunday from 9am-5pm the road is shut down for bikes, rollerbladers, walkers and runners. This gives visitors a great chance to take a nice a quiet stroll along the Seine.
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