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Girlfriend Getaway: Shady Ladies Tour of Paris

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2017

I am not typically a tour kind of traveler. Oh sure, when I’m in a new city I like taking a general city tour to get the lay of the land for later independent exploration, and I do enjoy a short themed day tour. But cramming myself on a bus with a bunch of other people […]

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Pantheon: History in Paris

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 20, 2012

Pantheon Paris history

The Paris Pantheon is a neo-classical church in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement) of Paris that was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome.  With a dome similar to the one on St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Pantheon was originally an abbey , but today serves as a glimpse of history as the burial place […]

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Shakespeare and Co., Paris

Some travelers scoff at visiting popular attractions, but this attitude often results in missing out on important pieces of history and culture. Take Paris and the well-known Shakespeare and Company bookshop for example. This independent bookstore on Paris’s left bank was originally founded in 1919 by Sylvia Beach, and became a popular gathering space for […]

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Paris Sweet to Savory: Crepes Anyone?

by Honor Dargan on July 13, 2011

cooking-up-a-crepe-storm-in-paris

Shrove Tuesday was a much looked forward to annual event in our house. Dad would make the pancake mix and get the pan greased and ready, then we’d all have a go at making our own. It was messy and great fun. And when we were done we’d squeeze on some lemon juice, add a […]

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Destination Paris: Sacre Coeur

by Christina Uticone on June 27, 2011

Sacre Coeur Basilica

One of the most dramatic views of Paris is that from butte Montmartre at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, better known as Sacre Coeur. Montmartre is a bit quieter and less crowded than other areas of the city, particularly on a weekday. Don’t mistake the more relaxed atmosphere with a lack of energy—Montmartre has […]

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Must-See Paris: The Louvre

by Christina Uticone on June 23, 2011

I.M. Pei Pyramid at The Louvre

A trip to Paris, particularly for first-time visitors, must include a trip to the Louvre. Yes, the Louvre is enormous, and even if you put in a full day you won’t be able to see everything, but it is The Louvre. Each step you take brings you past yet another spectacular masterpiece, and you will […]

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A Different View of Paris: Going Underground

by Honor Dargan on June 21, 2011

A-Display-In-The-Paris-Sewers

The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, museums, culture, gardens, and art. . . and the list goes on. They are, after all, the usual suspects on any visitors list to Paris. And rightly so. In fact, putting Paris and sewers together would seem to be a bit of an oxymoron. But stick with me. […]

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2009 hub culture’s zeitgeist

by Juan on January 22, 2009

As we struggle to find ways to survive the current crisis and look at the leaders of the world to provide guidance, the latest Hub Culture 2009 Zeitgeist Ranking will come in handy as a tour of the cities that are better positioned to sustain an acceptable quality of life while providing plenty of opportunities […]

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best cities to get some culture

by Juan on November 19, 2008

Further to my post on the 2008 Global Cities Index, here is another snippet from the report ranking the best cities to get some culture based on things like sporting events, concurrence of travellers, variety of their culinary offerings, art installations and performances. London Paris New York Toronto Los Angeles Moscow Tokyo Berlin Mexico City […]

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2008 global cities index

by Juan on November 17, 2008

Full Ranking

In January of 2007 I posted the globalization index, a partnership between Foreign Policy magazine and A.T. Kearney. At the time the report listed the most globalized countries, led by Singapore, Switzerland and the United States. A few weeks ago I decided to once again fine tune the editorial line of this blog …

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