A day in Paris is better than no day in Paris

St Martins Canal

Passing through the grim outer suburbs of Paris on the train from CDG Airport I wondered if I made a mistake coming back for just one day. Was Paris as wonderful as I remembered it to be, or was it a trick of the mind that tends to romanticise places long after you have been? […]

Terminal 2 CDG, Paris – France

Terminal 2 CDG, Paris – France

The stunning Terminal 2 at Paris CDG Airport. This is home base for Air France who I flew with a guest from South America, connecting to London. Travel Photos: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport photo gallery

Eiffel Tower sunset, Paris – France

Eiffel Tower Sunset

Watching the sunset behind the Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III. Travel Photos: Paris photo gallery. I was a guest of Air France who I flew with from South America, connecting to London.

Where I Stayed: Paris apartment rental by Only-apartments

Apartment in Paris

Apartment Name: Private rental via Only-apartments Address: Rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle, 9e, Paris, France I stayed for two nights in an apartment rental in Paris which was provided by Only-apartments. I like staying in apartments as an alternative to hotels, so I wanted to try out this booking service. I’ve probably spend 2 months of […]

Nice Travel Guide

Travel Guides Nice Tourism – Convention and visitors bureau of Nice, the French Riviera. All About Nice – Travel guide with information and resources about Nice, capital of the Cote d’azur, South of France. travelnice.co.uk – Nice travel guide with information on things to do, itineraries, monuments, hotels, pubs, museums, beaches, parks, and maps. Blogs […]

Paris Travel Guide

Travel Guides Paris Tourist Office – The official website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. BonjourParis.com – BonjourParis.com website and free weekly eNewsletter for travel, hotels, food and wine, reviews and more for Paris and France. Colleen’s Paris – Paris travel and personal tips for Parisians at heart. Girls’ Guide to Paris – A […]

How to get from Paris to Brussels by local train – The alternative to high speed rail


See four cities in one day and save on high speed rail reservation fees. One of the things I love about having a Eurail Pass is being able to jump onto almost any train and go. While there are some train services that require a reservation fee, this can be avoided by taking local trains. […]

Cathedral door figures, Amiens – France

Cathedral - Amiens France

Intricately carved figures above the main entrance to the Amiens Cathedral, France. Travel Photos: Amiens Photo Gallery

Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III, Paris – France

Pont Alexandre III

[A classic view of the Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III.] While travelling through France via Eurail I had to consider whether to pass through a city I have visited many times before. Oh Paris, how could I go not go back and have another look. I just wanted to make sure that my mind […]

Christmas Markets of Europe

Christmas Market

The Christmas market tradition began in Germany and Austria but markets can be found all over Europe. The markets feature stalls that sell nativity scene pieces, Christmas tree decorations as well as hand craft items. Spending time in these markets I felt a stronger sense of the true meaning of Christmas than I feel in […]