The Merry Month of May This is the month to be on vacation for Parisians. There are more holidays in this month than most of the year beginning with May 1st (Worker’s Day).
Is Paris a spiritual city? If you’re stuck in a traffic jam on the ‘periph’ engulfed in seething, contained road rage or if you’ve just tumbled out of one of Paris’s ‘no holds barred’ after hours clubs, ‘spiritual’ may not be the first word that comes to mind.
Three-year old Arnaud gave me my first French philosophy lesson: “C’est la meme chose.” “It’s the same thing.” I’ve been thinking about that expression the more I travel. Particularly when it comes to religions and philosophies of the world. Truth lies in the similarities not the differences. And I am […]
It seems like no matter what subject I write about Paris, I receive e-mails asking if I know of any hotels and hostels that are good and inexpensive. Here’s the typical request: “Do you know of a place where my husband, myself and our two children can stay for under […]
When and where should you be wary in Paris? The merry month of May in Paris also holds some bad memories along with the good.
Youth is NOT wasted on the young. If you’re living in the moment, you might be better positioned than older and sometimes more jaded observers to turn moments into historic records. Just grab a notebook, observe and write. You’ll be writing for future generations, whether you’re in Paris or beyond.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris this month, don’t miss the 101st Foire de Paris . After all, somebody has to appreciate this great chance to do a little wine tasting along with a dab of foie gras.
It was the Fall of ’76. Paris had just experienced one of its worst heat waves (a forerunner of the 2003 August heat wave) People stepped into the fountains to cool off. By October, the weather had turned cooler when I arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport. I was shuffled […]
What does Chinese Astrology have to do with Paris? According to Suzanne White, it changed her life – as she was living it in Paris.