One last look at Paris

Today was a bit of a catch up day.  We also used it to have a final soaking of the Parisian atmosphere. Roland Garros  Nikki putting on a brave face. Unfortunately the grounds and museum are closed for massive construction taking place on the grounds.  Place de la Bastille – July Column Arc de Triomph […]


Thanks to the amazing Paris Greeters service we were treated to a very different walking tour around Montmatre. A sneaked view of the Eiffel Tower from a secret alley way. Le Moulin du Radet. One of only two remaining windmills in Montmatre. There were between 15 and thirty up on the hill in the 16th […]

Bastille Day

We were lucky enough to experience Bastille Day on the 14th July. I am not sure we will ever experience being a part of such a massive crowd. Another life experience to add to the list. Arc de Triomphe Some French Legionnaires agreed to pose with Nikki A small part of the air display Nikki […]

A Versailles High

Today we had one plan: to experience the opulence of the Palace of Versailles.  We got there early enough to be able to browse through without arm wrestling too many tourists. Those guys get in the way!  Gate of Honor We’ll skip a few hundred photos.. The Hall of mirrors  The other side  The gardens […]

Experiencing Paris

It was an early start (made easier due to the early sunrise). We found our way to The Louvre in good time and managed to enter just after opening.  We also experienced rain for the first time on our trip. Before the crowds arrived, we met Lisa Geraldine aka Mona Lisa. Venus De Milo Trekking […]

London to Paris 

It was finally time to say goodbye to London. It was a tough one, there is still so much to see and do, and Karin really made us feel at home. It was like we were leaving home all over again.  London St Pancras International Station  A final cuppa on English soil After an impressively […]