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View of Paris From the Top of Eiffel Tower (France).

I Climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and These are the Views From Up There

I climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and these are the views from up there! Okay, I didn’t literally climbed the iron-wrought stairs because my companion hated the idea. But, we negotiated and agreed that we’re going down on foot. Going Up. So, we lined up for the tickets under the summer heat. We took […]

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The Eiffel Tower at Night - Is it Really Romantic? (Paris, France)

The Eiffel Tower at Night – Is it Really Romantic?

Is the Eiffel Tower at night really romantic? Hmmm, that’s a million kisses question I’d attempt to answer. The answer is both yes and no. But then, I’m single and I travel solo, so, you may not take my word for this. And also because I have different views about romance. LOL… 😀 The Eiffel […]

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Interesting Facts About Paris and the Views From the Arc de Triomphe (France).

Interesting Facts About Paris and the Views From the Arc de Triomphe

“Paris is always a good idea,” says Audrey Hepburn. And I couldn’t agree more. Yes, Paris is very very touristy but its charm is timeless and appealing to all types of travellers. Whether you are a backpacker, a flashpacker or a luxurious jetsetter, Paris has got something to offer. Yes, Paris is one of the […]

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris (France).

At Arc de Triomphe in Paris, All Twelve Avenues Meet Here

At Arc de Triomphe in Paris, all twelve avenues meet here. And they’re all straight streets that you could easily follow to the end of nowhere. From the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, the avenues spread out like tentacles of an octopus. When you’re standing from the top of this monstrous monument, you’ll see […]

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City Skyline: Lyon Panorama From the Hilltop (France).

City Skyline: Lyon Panorama From the Hilltop

If there’s one thing that I regret visiting Lyon (in the central east part of France), that would be – I only stayed for two nights. A city with so much to offer, why did I think of staying there in such a short time? I don’t know the answer to that – but I […]

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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière Guards the City of Lyon (France).

Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière Guards the City of Lyon

If Rio de Janeiro has the statue of Christ the Redeemer looking after the city, Lyon has Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Yes, it’s not a statue with open arms but a basilica sitting on top of a mountain. You can’t miss it – and every local knows where it is. It may look far […]

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The Well-Manicured Gardens of Chateau de Versailles (France).

The Well-Manicured Gardens of Chateau de Versailles

The well-manicured gardens of Chateau de Versailles is so huge you need two to three hours to explore its entirety. Unless, of course, if you choose to ride on a golf cart around – for an additional fee. In fact, I never had the chance to explore half of it. I was there for four […]

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The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles (France).

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles

It seems that every palace in Europe (or at least the ones I’ve been to) has its own chapel. The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles is equally as grand as the one I’ve seen in Spain, Belgium and Italy. Perhaps, the ancient royals were just too lazy to be chauffeured to their local basilica […]

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This Building is Coated with Mural Paintings of Famous People From Lyon (France).

This Building is Coated with Mural Paintings of Famous People From Lyon

From afar, this building looks like an ordinary building with people hanging out on their balconies. But, viola, as you go nearer, you’ll realize that this building is coated with mural paintings of famous people from Lyon. They look real at first glance. These people, I was told, are coming from all walks of life, […]

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Hercules Room / Take A Peek: The Stately Rooms at the Palace of Versailles (France).

Take A Peek: The Stately Rooms of the Palace of Versailles

Chateau de Versailles or the Palace of Versailles used to be the centre of French power, wealth and influence. Today, it is a massive museum that shows the ups and downs of France way before the French Revolution. With 700 rooms, how can you not be lost? Or burn calories going up and down the […]

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