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Oh Là Là! How You Can Do Paris for $100 a Day (Going Places)

Paris for $100 a day? No, we haven’t lost our marbles — it is very much possible! And you’ll even have a great time experiencing the best the City of Lights has to offer. But doing Paris on the cheap will take a bit of thinking ahead and careful spending.
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Having a Tiki Time at Musée Quai Branly, Paris

I was visiting Paris from elsewhere in France with just a few hours to play before catching the Eurostar back to London. Poking around Quai Branly was an excellent way to spend my time. Continue reading

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10 Years of Musée Quai Branly

Musée Quai Branly – one of Paris’ coolest museums, and one of my favourites (in Paris and the world) – will celebrate its 10th anniversary with two special exhibitions and an anniversary weekend of free festivities 25-26 June. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2015 (Excluding London)

The tikichris of 2015 series continues with a look at some of the most amazing restaurants I visited this year. Continue reading

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New for Paris: Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation (OneTravel)

Opened October 2014 in the Bois de Boulogne public park on the western edge of Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is the city’s newest art museum and cultural center – and is making waves more for the building itself than … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence à la Français! (OneTravel)

Le quatorze juillet, or July 14th, is Bastille Day. A national holiday in France that’s kind of like the 4th of July in the US (just ten days later and a lot more French), it’s the biggest party day of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Claude Monet’s Birthday (OneTravel)

Claude Monet was born November 14, 1840 in Paris and died December 5, 1926 about 75 kilometres from Paris in his home at Giverny, Normandy. During his prolific career as an artist, he painted hundreds of works of art with a passion to capture his impressions of the French countryside and beyond. With works by the beloved artist and founder of French Impressionism on view across the globe (literally there are numerous “Monets” in museums and galleries on every continent except Antarctica) what better way to celebrate the painters 174th birthday than enjoying the many gifts he left to art lovers? Continue reading

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5 Most Unique Food Trucks Around the World (OneTravel)

Let’s face it. In many places around the world, some of the best meals to be had are handed over to you from the side of a kitted out truck. Whether offering urban fusion street food in the hopes of … Continue reading

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4 Fantastique Paris Blogs (CheapOair)

For a local’s perspective on how to make the most visiting any destination, it’s hard to beat a regularly updated and enthusiastic blog. That goes for Paris as much as anywhere. Here’s a list of four excellent Parisian blogs to … Continue reading

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Does Your Sweetheart Have a Sweet Tooth? Then Paris is the Perfect Place! (CheapOair)

Sure, it’s probably the most romantic city in the world, and thus the ideal destination for any amorous couple. But Paris isn’t just for sweethearts. Any Francophile can tell you that Paris is one of the sweetest places anyone’s ever … Continue reading

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Best Restaurants (Everywhere Else) – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve … Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Markets in Paris (CheapOair)

They say Paris is the City of Lights. This is certainly true during the festive season, when the French capital seems to twilight and enchant just a little bit more than usual. So bundle up, hit the streets, sip your vin … Continue reading

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Going for Asian in Paris (OneTravel)

… it should not be overlooked that Paris is an exceptionally cosmopolitan place. Not only the capital of a prominent Western European nation, Paris is very much the center of the entire French speaking world. With such a distinction comes a lot of yummy treats from all corners of the planet. Not the least of which are the East Asian contributions to the Parisian dining scene. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick little list of good stuff I’ve recently come across and thought was worth sharing with you. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Joyeux Anniversaire Eiffel Tower! (OneTravel)

Sunday, March 31, 1889 was the day the Eiffel Tower was dedicated to the city of Paris. To celebrate such a momentous event – and commemorate its 124th anniversary – here are some amazing facts about this iconic structure. Continue reading

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Keeping Tidy with Rachel Khoo (Great British Chefs)

In closing, I asked Rachel if she had any cookery tips to share with the Great British Chefs community. Only a “boring” one she said … Keeping Tidy with Rachel Khoo Great British Chefs, 18 June 2012

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Mega City Photo Exhibition: Call for Photographers

Call for photographers for upcoming Mega City Photo exhibition at Leeds College of Art Continue reading

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This Post is Francophonik

Francophonik is a cool new service to help Francophiles and music fans keep up to date with French travel and entertainment news. I’ve just discovered Francophonik but wish I had known about a few week’s ago when I booked a … Continue reading

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April in Paris (Qype does London)

April in Paris Qype does London, April 18th 2011 So yes, Paris is still there; it’s still wonderful; and it’s still a snap zipping over to Gare du Nord a la St Pancras. Planning your own Parisian style spring fling? Here are a few … Continue reading

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Top Five: Cocktail Bars in Paris (Urban Travel Blog)

Top Five: Cocktail Bars in Paris Urban Travel Blog, Apr 10th, 2011 For decades The Ritz’s Bar Hemingway was lauded as the best cocktail bar in Paris by everyone from Ernest himself to the NY Times, Forbes and Le Figaro. … Continue reading

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Intoxicating Paris (Qype does London)

Intoxicating Paris Qype does London, December 14th 2010 Just back from a relaxing weekend visiting an old friend in Paris where the cocktails were perfect, the shopping visually deranged and the Eurostar shuffle was as easy peasy as it gets. … Continue reading

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Paris Please

I’ve got this theory that if I write about something I desire, there’ll be a much greater chance of it happening. I make all sorts of lists (upon lists upon lists) all the time about stuff I want or need … Continue reading

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Perfect Paris Weekend with €1000 to Blow? Hmmm …

Okay! The good folks at We Are Social and Le Nouveau Paris just offered me a chance at a freebie trip to Paris if I could come up with a blog post about “your dream weekend in Paris … if … Continue reading

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