Aussie-style cafes in Paris

For a country that has a reputation for its cafes I was surprised at how average coffee in France was when I first arrived. Sure, the cafes are great for people watching, with rows of chairs lined up in theatre-style so you can watch the world go by. As far as the actual coffee goes […]

A day in Paris is better than no day in Paris

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? […]

Flight Review: Air France – Paris (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Flight: Air France AF 1780 From: Paris (CDG) To: London (LHR) I was flown as a guest with Air France from Paris (CDG) to London (LHR). This was a continuation of my flight from Montevideo to Paris. I was in Buenos Aires and Montevideo on behalf of Air France/KLM, who are promoting their South American […]

Apartment Review: Paris apartment rental by Only-apartments

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 […]

Flight Review: Air France – Montevideo (MVD) to Paris (CDG)

Flight: Air France AF 393 From: Montevideo (MVD) To: Paris (CDG) I was flown as a guest with Air France from Montevideo to Paris. This was part of a trip to South America on behalf of Air France/KLM, who are promoting their South American destinations departing from UK airports. When I took on this assignment […]

Paris Travel Guide

Travel Guides > France > Paris Travel Guide [A classic view of the Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III.] Accommodation Paris hotels – Search for discount hotels in Paris with lowest rates guaranteed. Books About Paris A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke. Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start 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. […]