Once you explore beyond the lovely romance of the city’s sidewalk cafes and tree lined banks of the Seine, you will discover that there is definitely a dark and creepy side to La Ville Lumiere. This city has a long and fascinating history involving plenty of ghosts, legends, murders, and dead famous people. If you are interested in the gruesome …
My first mistake was bringing enormous wheeled luggage that was far too heavy. It was my first travel experience and I really had no idea what I was doing, so I was struggling to lift my suitcase up and down the steps of the Paris Metro on my way to catch a bus to Amsterdam. A guy came over and …
I am quite knowledgeable about travel now, but that wasn’t always the case. Back in 2008 when I was a clueless 21 year old planning my first trip around Europe I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I made a lot of silly mistakes back then, so I hope you can learn from my misadventures. I Took Travellers …
Paris is a perfect city for picnics. When the warmth of springtime comes around, Parisians and tourists alike will flop down on the grass of their favorite parks and enjoy lengthy feasts of baguettes, cheese, olives, and wine while chatting and admiring the views. This city has so many lovely spots in this city for al fresco dining, as well …
I grew up on a small farm in rural Australia. We were a long way from anything that looked like snow. It wasn’t until I was in Europe and a group of friends was organising a skiing holiday that I really got excited about the prospect. I decided to learn how to ski. I really hate looking incompetent at anything, …
The Palace of Versailles is a gorgeous royal Château just outside of Paris, France. It is a marvel of architecture and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. It was originally built as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge, and later his son Louis XIV expanded it, moving the government and the court of France there in 1682. From 1682-1789 it was …
Fresh brie melting on a fluffy croissant, black berets and striped shirts, cigarettes and haunting accordion music, we all have an image of this iconic city that has been shaped by art, film, and pop culture. Described in brush-strokes and words countless times, Paris is a million different things to a million different people. But what is the real Paris?
When you are traveling, most of the time you end up doing the obvious things. You know, the ones that are listed in your guidebook. When I go somewhere, I like to do these things because I think they are an important part of the identity of a place. When I was in Paris, of course I went up the …