Posts tagged "Paris"
A tale of two cities
"London or Paris (choose one). Which city did you like better? Why" - Mary Jo Hmmm, this is like asking me which piano-based musician I like better: Ben Folds or Tori Amos. One is a flame-haired, kooky, piano goddess and the other is a charismatic, geek, rocker. I like them both for very different reasons.... [Read More]
I’ve been there!
Before my recent vacation, I suffered from Paranoid Traveler's Syndrome. Now I've come down with a case of "I've Been There! Disorder." When I read an article about the Obama's visiting London, I shouted "I've been there!" I scanned the text of the article and then pulled up my mental map of London to locate... [Read More]
European travel journal – Day 9: Montemarte, Marais, Angelina’s hot chocolate, and the Eiffel Tower
I think my next book shall be called, "The European Vacation Diet," in which you eat whatever chocolate coated crepe or croissant you want without remorse because you are climbing to the top of Sacre-Coeur first thing in the morning. Warning: Here be stairs. Lots and lots of stairs. On my final full day in... [Read More]
European travel journal – Day 8: Champs-Elysees (continued), The Louvre, Orsay, and Rodin museums, and St. Martin’s Canal festival
It was raining and the sun was trapped behind a blockade of grey clouds, but I was in Paris, damn it, and I was going to walk the Champs-Elysees. I only had a hat and a water-resistant jacket, but at least this statue knew how to dress for Paris weather. My two-day museum pass would... [Read More]