Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Ticket to Ride

Much of Paris’s charm is underground in the seemingly endless tunnels of Le Metro. Just as the surface city is distinct from any other major city in the world, so too is the city beneath. The Paris Metro, or Metropolitaine, … Continue reading

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A Day On My Own

No matter how much you love your travel companion, some days you just want to do your own thing. So, today I  struck out on my own for some shopping and sightseeing while John opted to feed his Paris park … Continue reading

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La Promenade Plantée

promenade (prɒməˈnɑːd,-ˈneɪd) noun 1.a paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort. verb 1. take a leisurely public walk, ride, or drive so as to meet or be seen by others. No one understands a promenade or … Continue reading

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The Otherwise Minded

Have you ever been somewhere or read a book about a certain period in history and realized: if I had been been born in that place at that time, I would not have survived those circumstances? I would be one … Continue reading

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People to Avoid on the Road

When I was working in Corporate America, I never envied the Road Warriors — those intrepid travelers who logged countless hours on the road. Traveling, while it can certainly be enjoyable even on business, is trying. It requires mingling with … Continue reading

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Temple of a Nation

Call me morbid, but it is rather fascinating to see how a nation inters its most revered citizens –not to mention who is so honored. In the U.S., we have Arlington National Cemetery, in Florence, Italy there’s Santa Croce Basilica … Continue reading

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Les Jardins du Roi

I am a sucker for a tender love story, but perhaps I enjoyed Kate Winslet’s latest movie, Les Jardins du Roi, even more because I have been to the “outdoor ballroom” her character, Madame Barra, is responsible for constructing at … Continue reading

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