Avignon is a non-typical, cute little French city. It was nice enough for the Popes to settle when exiled from Rome in the fourteenth century. What these Italian holy men left was a grand, Gothic palace. The world's largest Gothic edifice But I digress because when you visit places like India for their palaces. Not a … [Read more...] about Avignon, France Anyone?
Paris seems all about the now. The sensuality, the food, the constant smoking, the beauty all around, it's all part of what seems like a worldview based on what's aesthetically pleasing. It's also where the French Revolution happened and priests were beheaded. It's where the existentialists hung out and debated how to get the most out of life, free of false beliefs. You can … [Read more...] about Entering the “Empire of Death” in Paris
Every person outside of Paris have dreamt, if not is still dreaming, of seeing this enchanting city of romance and grandeur. Inspiring, intimate, cultural, and global. It is a city of many adjectives, all of which a reason for all kinds of travelers. Whatever your reason for visiting is, one adjective you can’t do away with, is “expensive”. Paris has the second highest cost of … [Read more...] about Your Dream Paris Vacation on a Budget
I had never been to Paris before last week. Yes, people often find that a bit shocking, giving how much travel I've done. For many people (and these people, I think, are mostly women) Paris is THE travel destination. It's the top of the list for many, a bucket list destination that the mere act of bringing someone to is in and of itself a kind of declaration of love. I'm not … [Read more...] about Narrowing Down the Bucket List in Paris
England: This one should come as no surprise to anybody, since Wimbledon is constantly on the lips of anybody who’s into tennis as a massive tournament. The English definitely live and breathe tennis like few others. This is, after all, the cradle of the sport, and it’s hard to imagine a dedicated tennis traveller who hasn’t spectated at least one … [Read more...] about Countries You Should Visit If You Are A Tennis Fan