Paris, I Louvre you

Today was my last day in Paris and the last day of my trip. Tomorrow I head home to Cape Town! It has been a wonderful holiday! I have been so spoilt to have seen all the amazing places I did. This morning I went to the Louvre. Such a huge building with so many […]

Paradise found

I was up bright and early this morning for my second bike tour. I enjoyed a delicious caramel and banana waffel before we got started. We headed out just before 9am, towards Palace of Versailles. Once there we got on our bikes and headed off.  On our way we first stopped at an amazing food […]

Eiffel hard for this city

Today was my first full day in Paris. I headed for the metro first thing this morning to my organized bike tour. The metro was so busy and so full but eventually I made it to the cafe. Before the bike tour started I squeezed in a crossiant. It was delicious. The bike tour took […]

Paris is calling and I must go!

I took it easy this morning with a lovely, late breakfast. Then packed up all my things and headed for Paris. I had booked a train to Paris. I was a bit nervous as I had never done anything like this before, but it was super easy and efficient. Once here, I caught a taxi […]

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 […]

Montmatre

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 […]