Paris + Day Trips
By Karen Fawcett
It’s the exception when someone has never been ripped off by a taxi driver. It doesn’t matter what country. I’ve had it happen to me in New York City. And I was just told about a person being literally kicked out of a cab because the driver didn’t want to take the route she requested.Last Updated ( Monday, 25 July 2011 )
By Robin Mitchell
Most of us come armed with language skills (of varying degrees) and full of knowledge that comes from books on how to adapt to anticipated culture shock. I say thank you and good-bye when I leave. I got manners. My mama raised me right. I usually preface my statements by the phrase, “excuse me, I sound like a child when I talk French.” Then I heard a French child speak. I don’t sound like that at all. I sound like a tongue-less troglodyte. Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 )
By Dan Heching
At first glance, the following may seem like a bitter list of cranky complaints, most already expressed. But in truth I present to you a detailed map of the do’s and don’ts for that rare bird in France: the foreign customer. Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 )
By Patricia Fieldsteel
Everyone knows about the famed pizza trucks of Provence; they are almost part of the landscape. They've now been joined by a newcomer, Jon Larum and his remarkable Cancun Express, which dispenses Cal-Mex cuisine to four lucky towns in the Vaucluse from April to mid-November. Patricia Fieldsteel introduces you to Jon and his burritos, quésidillas, tacos, salsa, chips and guacamole as he parks his truck Wednesday nights in the tiny medieval town of Villedieu. Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 )
By Madeleine Dickson
France: Why I always have to go back. Well, um, no other country will let me in. The Biggest secret travel tip to Paris is, is....au secours* (surely you’ve learned that much French by now?) is.....
Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 )
By Elizabeth Hanauer
Learn how not to make the same mistake on your visit to France...Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 May 2010 )
By Bill O'Such
When Natasha asked me to write an article on why I love returning to Paris, I was puzzled about what else I could write that hundreds of other people haven’t already covered. Always eager to rise to a challenge, I said yes, and figured that by the end of the trip I would come up with an idea. I just need to think a little about it … something will come to me. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 April 2009 )
By Margaret Kemp
There’s something romantic about hailing a taxi in the city of lights and saying, “Moulin Rouge s’il vous plait monsieur”. It conjures up la vie bohême, an era immortalised by Toulouse Lautrec, the 1800’s Belle Epoque when tall men in toppers and tails escorted their Fanny by gaslight mistresses for a night out on the town. Ah! those were the days n’est pas? Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 April 2009 )
By Natalie Kettner
One day, I rode the trains of Paris for three hours. This was not the first time I had given in to my number one Parisian pastime, RURW (Random and Unintentional Reckless Wandering). Normally this craving is fulfilled on foot, where I can lick patisserie store-front windows and sniff flowers. However, heavy clouds drooped in the sky and I was not up for a round of Will it Rain or Not, a game with worse odds than craps (reminder: I was in Paris, not Marseilles). I took to the underground. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 April 2009 )
By Clindy Lou Dale
It’s unavoidable; no matter how much you try to ignore the urge, you will eventually need to ‘go’. France has the greatest variety of loo’s I’ve seen and like most other things, you can't seem to find one when you truly need to - unless you know where to look. To save you from this awkwardness allow me to take you on the French Loo Guide. Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 April 2009 )
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