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Just arrived in Paris and about to go for your first drink? Don’t follow the misled backpacker masses that systematically cram together inside the overcrowded hangouts of the Grands Boulevards!
Instead, here’s an insider’s subjective guide on where to grab a nice drink in Paris, from fancy cocktail bars to relaxed local watering holes – and including a few hard-to-categorise, very special venues.
1. Le Carmen
Hidden inside a prestigious historical building, this …

[ Written by Marie C | 19 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

I came to Paris for the first time as a child. It was love at first sight. It was impossible not to fall for that sheer beauty that emanates from every brick this city was built on. I kept on coming back each summer for four years in a row, until finally I was old enough to pack up my life in Colombia and move it all the way to …

[ Written by guest | 12 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

I like to believe that money should not determine whether or not you get to travel, I even enjoy making it a challenge to travel places on small budget and so I also turned down the financial help offered by my parents when I told them that I was going to Paris. As a student, my travel budget is tiny but as long as a few precautions are taken it …

[ Written by guest | 31 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

I have found a new direct path to happiness. It’s called: Paris. When back home not even friends, chocolates or retail therapy can’t do the trick anymore, it’s best to get out for a couple of days and visit a place that is full of charming people, gorgeous architecture, delectable wine and food and countless little shops that make your heart swell with awe.

Compared to my hometown of Berlin, Paris …

[ Written by Katja | 23 May 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

A couple years ago, I was walking along the Seine in Paris, and noticed that a bridge and the stonewalls by the riverbank were covered by huge eyes in black and white. I found it fascinating, but I unfortunately forgot about it. Big mistake, since the artist behind it is one of the most inspiring street artists of our time. Yes, I’ve heard about Banksy, but believe me when I …

[ Written by guest | 14 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

When our friends, the wonderful photographer and model Bonnie Strange and her boyfriend, actor and musician Wilson Gonzalez, told us they were going to Paris for a few days, but were still in need of a good place to stay, we told them about Wimdu.com, a platform that provides private rooms and apartment rentals. They picked a place they liked, Bonnie took lots of photos of it and of their …

[ Written by guest | 9 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

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Have you ever arrived somewhere and been so utterly disappointed with what was waiting for you; dirty streets, unwelcoming locals, terrible weather and rude waiters? Sometime a city just doesn’t live up to your expectations but no need to fear, there is now a medical condition related to this destination disappointment; introducing Paris Syndrome or Syndrome de Paris
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Paris Syndrome occurs when an experience in a new city becomes too stressful …

[ Written by guest | 5 Aug 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

You love traveling? Maybe even staying in one place for a bit longer than just a few days in order to feel the atmosphere?  You adore shopping at the supermarket around the corner, bargaining at the local market and flirting with this cute bartender working at your new favorite café? There is just one problem: Communication. Speaking the local language facilitates a lot of things, from …

[ Written by guest | 16 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]

Every time I’m in Paris I seem to find myself on Pont des Arts (the bridge linking the Left bank to the Louvre museum) for one reason – I’m a horrible romantic!
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For the past few years the bridge has been a sort of living museum to love from around the world. Lovers engrave their names on a padlock, attach it to the railings on the bridge, kiss then throw the …

[ Written by guest | 23 May 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
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