Chateau de Versailles, France

Before our big trip to Europe I had read online mostly from fellow bloggers that if there is one palace to see in France, it is the Chateau de Versailles a UNESCO world heritage site previously the epicentre of the political system as well as residence to three great reigning kings.   A work of art the 17th century palace is steeped in history. It is also recognised as the place where ...

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Baguettes and cheap red wine in Paris

Our trip to Paris was hectic and in hindsight should have been longer then 5 nights. There is a magnitude of history sights to explore and food cuisine to enjoy, I could have easily spent 5 days in the Lourve alone! A brief reflection on our time in the romantic city of Paris; A city with a treasure trove of history to explore and an intense cafe atmosphere to match. We explored Paris on ...

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La Tour Eiffel

Our experience of La Tour Eiffel was not exactly what I was expecting. We visited it twice during our stay in Paris. The first was during the day where we were followed by hagglers trying to sell us china knock offs and scammers in the form of so called 'deaf girls'. Oh and the French army personal walking around with big guns was definitely not a romantic experience. We returned at ...

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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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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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