Winter time and particularly Christmas is a fantastic time of the year to visit Europe. Rail networks in most European countries are set up to deal with expected snowfall and a visit to European Christmas markets by train is a romantic and memorable experience for all types of traveller.
Travelling by train for many is . . . → Read More: European Markets to Visit by Train
Paris is not a cheap city for residents, but it’s easy for visitors to get by on a shoestring budget. There is so much to see and do that the trick to saving money is to focus; on one visit to Paris, I ate very well but explored the city on foot rather than spending . . . → Read More: Top 5 Cheap Eats in Paris
I was writing about Africa this morning, and I got distracted by some photography I took while I was living in Paris this past autumn. Through out my travels, I’ve been trying to work on my skills as a photographer (although my seventeen year old sister still beats me when she starts spouting . . . → Read More: Photographs: Strike in Paris, France
Bonjour tout le monde!
It’s been one hell of a ride. The last eleven months: oh. my. word.
Living in two African countries and then in Paris, France? The memories could fill a thousand books, which brings me to my exciting news/old news (for those of you who know me well). I have decided to . . . → Read More: Life’s a changin’; leaving Paris, thoughts on "sex lives with cannibals", and other such important things.
My time in Paris is almost up. Bet you didn’t know that! Yes, my dearies, I am returning to the US of A. More information on that tomorrow…but for now: What comes next?
After months overseas…what is my next big adventure?
I’ll let you guys guess, if you like.
Hint: It does not involve a . . . → Read More: What happens after all of your plans have run their course?
About ten minutes ago my life changed. Squeezing myself around a stack of soda cans, I glanced to my left and I saw them. I saw packets of Pim’s cookies. Pim’s? Yes. Pim’s. The best thing since sliced bread. Literally.
Pim’s are a wonderfully British (or I assume they are British) cookie whose jelly layer, . . . → Read More: All that in a box of chocolates?
You know…I lived in Africa thinking that I would be in the most dangerous of countries, and I was OK with that. I was taking calculated risks, staying away from dubious persons, and in general, just being a smart cookie.
In recent weeks, it has become known that terrorist attacks are planned in the greater . . . → Read More: Am I ever safe?
Hello tout le monde!
Man. It. Has. Been. A. Rough. Week.
Moving to Paris sounds so romantic, so fun, so…everything you’ve ever wanted to do with your life and haven’t done yet.
Well, while it might be those things for people with lots of money, it is not for thrifty backpackers like myself. Don’t get . . . → Read More: As someone famous once said…merde actually!
As you all know: I’ve been trying to learn French.
Actually, I’ve been succeeding at learning French. Or at least, I think I’ve been succeeding.
Anyway, during my learning my two awesome French roommates have told me some funny or weird French sayings, and I thought I would share them with you.
French saying: “When . . . → Read More: French vs. English. France wins.
Kim here, updating you all from Paris…the city of love. Or so I’m told
Life has been great here. I’m getting settled in, which is much harder than I ever thought it could be. Getting a cell phone, French ID, bank account…even getting a Carte Orange (my metro pass)…it’s all just a . . . → Read More: Planning my first Europe explorations!