Our first Airbnb Experience!

Having returned from two airbnb.com stays in Europe (Paris & Berlin) I am delighted to say I will be booking my next holiday through the airbnb website again. The concept of airbnb is brilliant and I believe it did shape our holiday experience. We booked and paid the funds 6 months before our departure on their easy to navigate website. The reviews, pictures and Google maps definitely helped us in making the final ...

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Waffles in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the city of treating yourself in every way imaginable..... Scooting around Dam Square we found this bustling place and stopped by to eat some waffles and dutch Poffertjes, on holidays in Amsterdam we had the time to leisurely explore the city and try out new places. Metropolitan Deli is an all in one dessert haven with patisserie cakes, chocolate, home made ice cream and for those watching their weight well there ...

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Europe on a budget

Europe on a budget is very possible and If you are like me and love the idea of travelling frequently for the rest of your life, travelling on a budget is a must! Having spent a month in Europe I can say that with the right attitude it is possible and not too difficult. I had a great time in Europe and returned to Australia with some money in the bank, ...

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Staying in Chamonix, 6 steps away from a Patisserie

We were holidaying in the French Alp town of Chamonix and our apartment was located on the main strip of Rue Du Docteur Paccard above retail store, it was the perfect spot as across from us was a little patisserie called Richard. I could count 6 steps from our apartment to the shopfront window, I do not think I have ever lived so close to a patisserie before. I wanted to ...

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Bye Bye Chamonix, Paris Bound

Leaving Chamonix and heading to Paris was an adventure in itself and despite a delayed train the journey seemed to work out to our favour. I pre-booked the first train from St Gervais to Paris through the French website of SNCF . On the rather useful The Man in Seat 61 website I learnt that tickets are substantially cheaper if booked on the French SNCF website than that of the English website, ...

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An Australian in Chamonix – We hit the ski slopes

Our first day in the French ski village of Chamonix we were itching to venture up into the mountains but before we could hop into a cable car we had to go about arranging the needful. It was a rather expensive morning indeed involving purchasing a ski pass, hiring equipment, buying some mountain clothes and booking a ski lesson for myself. Having never skied before it was unavoidable really, compulsory ...

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Latin Quartier, Paris

After visiting the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral we crossed the river Seine (also known as the left bank) to the Latin Quartier, if you are arriving via the metro simply stop at the 'St Michel' stop. The two streets to explore in the former Bohemia area are Boulevard St. Germain and the Boulevard St. Michel. We found an array of restaurants in small alleyways and each restaurateur tried their very best ...

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An Australian in Chamonix – we arrive

'There can be no beautiful landscape without a horizon of mountains’ – Chateaubriand 1805 Chamonix is a mountainous valley town in the Haute-Savoie region of France and our destination for a ski holiday, also my very trip to the snow. Chamonix, rich in mountain history dating back to 1741 has 108 km’s of patrolled ski and snowboard trails and ski season is from mid December to May. Surrounded by some of ...

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