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Getting Your Kicks at the Moulin Rouge!

Getting Your Kicks at the Moulin Rouge!

It seems a night getting your kicks at the Moulin Rouge in Paris’ red-light district, Pigalle, is a must-do experience for many of you visiting Paris if the nightly long lines on Boulevard Clichy are any indication. This certainly wasn’t our first trip to Paris...
Paris Walks — Meandering Multicultural Paris

Paris Walks — Meandering Multicultural Paris

That couscous could be considered Paris’ quintessential dish by one of the city’s star chefs, that an American tourist told us what she most loved about Paris was its diversity, and that a ban of the full Islamic veil (niqab) or ‘burqa’ as the French...
Paris Walks – Strolling Paris’ Passages and Boulevards

Paris Walks – Strolling Paris’ Passages and Boulevards

Paris walks are all about wandering the grand boulevards and exploring the elegant arcades. Amble about for an hour and you’ll understand how Paris gave birth to the flâneur, a stroller fascinated with street life, for whom sauntering the city was the best way to experience...
Paris Cooking Class: Mastering the Macaron

Paris Cooking Class: Mastering the Macaron

Spending two weeks in one of the world’s great gastronomic capitals and not doing a Paris cooking class would have been like going to Siem Reap and not clambering around Angkor Wat. Doing a French cooking course was a given, what kind was the question. Visitors to...
Paris Walks — An Amble Around Arty Montmartre

Paris Walks — An Amble Around Arty Montmartre

Arty Montmartre may have been depicted in countless paintings by artists like Toulouse-Lautrec and Utrillo, and starred in movies such as Moulin-Rouge and Amélie, but still it must be one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented of Paris neighbourhoods. Too easily dismissed as touristy by...
Ways of Seeing Barcelona

Ways of Seeing Barcelona

Ways of seeing Barcelona? Let’s count. By foot, bike, rollerblades, skateboard, segway, bus, guided tour, private tour, self-guided tour… we’ve seen it all in the two weeks we’ve been here. We decided to test a few out. Most visitors to Spain‘s Catalan capital Barcelona aren’t content with kicking...
Barcelona Street Art, Shutter Art and Garage Door Graffiti

Barcelona Street Art, Shutter Art and Garage Door Graffiti

Barcelona street art, shutter art and garage door graffiti abounds in the capital of Catalunya. While you can check it out on a self guided stroll through the Barrio Gótico or Gothic Quarter, these days there are an array of other ways for you to enjoy this...