Visiting Paris

21 things you should know before Driving in France

21 things you should know before Driving in France

Yes, I know you’re an expert driver, with many years of driving experience, but each country has its own set of rules. And more distinctly, their own driving culture. This isn’t Germany with its “no speed limits”, but there are definitely a few things in […]

The National Drink of France: Pastis de Marseille

The National Drink of France: Pastis de Marseille

It is as French as the croissant. It was not de riguer when Napoleon was around, but if it were, I’m sure he would have drunk gallons of it for “Honneur et Patrie de la France“! Ok, maybe not but anyway, when our various French […]

What you need to know: France’s 11 Emergency numbers

What you need to know: France’s 11 Emergency numbers

Panic, it’s an emergency! Except don’t panic, if you are in an emergency in France, you need to keep a cool head. You’re going to have to figure out which one of the 11 emergency numbers to call. And #911 (like in the U.S.) is […]

20 Things to do in Paris | Advice from a Local

20 Things to do in Paris | Advice from a Local

Ahh Paris!  So much to see and so little time.  If you are going to be visiting Paris in the near future, you’ve come to the right place. Get yourself some good walking shoes, a light scarf & a baguette and let’s go! Now, if […]

When in France, hold the ketchup!

When in France, hold the ketchup!

Eating French food is like eating with your parents. The waiters (aka your very grumpy parents) will frown at you as if you were a child, and get annoyed. “Yes, you have to eat everything, no substitutions, and no changes!” My personal theory is that […]

What NOT to do when visiting Paris

What NOT to do when visiting Paris

People dream all their lives of visiting Paris. So when they finally get the opportunity, they want to see EVERYTHING.  They research top sights on Google, make lists, read Tripadvisor, buy guidebooks, and generally try to pack in as much as possible. And they ask […]


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