Paris is a place of many clichés – the Eiffel tower looking romantic, chic woman drinking coffee in street cafes and of course Place de Clichy, to name just a few. So many of Paris’ clichés may be stereotypical but they are also brilliantly enjoyable. Perhaps I am mellowing in my older age but I … More 7 clichés I love to do in Paris – with pictures as proof!
I’d love to tell you that I am cool and hip and that I just stumbled across this gem of a Parisian café but rather annoyingly I read about Odette’s in a guide book. I was in desperate need of a nice cup of tea and a sit down (I told you I wasn’t cool) … More A Café tour of Paris – Odette (Please note there is a Great British Bake Off level of puns in this review)
I am sat at the end of an empty bench and am so engrossed in my book that it takes me a while to realise that a very smartly dressed gentleman has sat down towards the other end. He is also reading, although something a bit more highbrow than my John le Carré, it looks … More Consequences of spending too much time alone when travelling solo – a true* story
Beautiful drone footage of Venice Beach- filmed by the talented Robert McIntosh.
On my first solo trip, not in Europe, I stayed here for for the first couple of nights. Waking up on that first morning, after my first long haul flight in over twenty five years, it felt like a huge achievement and remembering it still makes me smile.