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A long weekend in Paris – Day 4 – Arc De Triomphe and Notre Dame

Catch up on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of our trip. Another early start and another trip to the bakery for breakfast, but first we packed our cases and took them to the baggage store at our hotel. There were lockers which were accessed by a key card for a small fee. It was definitely worth it as we would never have carried our cases up the Eiffel Tower. After breakfast we headed for the Arc De Trimophe and took some photos, we didn’t have time to go up in unfortunately but it was great to see it in Read More…

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A long weekend in Paris – Day 3 – Disneyland!

During my recent trip to Paris (catch up on Day 1 and Day 2) with my friend Kelly, we spent the 3rd day in Disneyland! We had a one day ticket covering both parks – I brought a Lion King vest top and an Eeyore hoody to wear. Lion King vest: Hot Topic, Eeyore hoody: New Look We got on the train early morning and made our way on the train to Disneyland, it was about 45 minutes from Charles de Gualle – Etoille metro station (the one for the Arc de Triomphe). We had an amazing day riding rollercoasters, Read More…

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A long weekend in Paris – Day 2 – Catacombs, museums and pretty lights

Catch up on Day 1 of our Paris trip here! We started off day 2 of our trip with breakfast from the bakery near our hotel and caught the metro to our first destination – The Catacombs of Paris. We arrived just before 11am and there was already a queue forming. We expected to queue as the website advised hour waits were likely during busy periods… 3 hours later(!) we finally got to the end of the queue. I think they need to update their website. 😉 The Catacombs were a very interesting and at times, creepy experience. They were Read More…

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A long weekend in Paris – Day 1 – Train journeys and the Eiffel Tower

I have just come back from a long weekend in Paris with my friend Kelly! It was an amazing trip and we got a lot done in the few days we were there, including a trip to Disneyland. You can read about days 2, 3 and 4 here: Day 2 – , Day 3 – Disneyland Paris, Day 4 – . We flew with Easy Jet and stayed in the Ibis Paris Eiffel which, as the name suggests was near the Eiffel Tower. Our room was fairly basic but the location was perfect with a metro station, bakery, small supermarket Read More…

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What to do with travel guides, pamphlets and brochures

If you’re like me you have dozens of travel guides, pamphlets and brochures cluttering up your house… Here’s some of mine… I’ve been storing them in a magazine rack with my small but growing collection of vinyls. I didn’t want to part with them as I do intend to visit all the places advertised in them at some point but I wanted them tidier and more easily accessible. My solution? I added them to my ‘Places to Visit‘ board on Pinterest and recycled the physical ones. Simple, yes, but very effective and I feel much more organised. I also debated Read More…