Wake up somewhere new: Paris

Hostelling International started 2015 with a new campaign: “Wake up somewhere new” with a focus on some of their hostels in Northern Europe. They asked me to deliver some content about my years in Paris, and so I did. I also found the title of the project applicable on me, as I also woke up…

Au revoir Paris

I have to admit it. I wasn’t very active on my blog the last weeks, or even months. Even if I have done a lot of cool things in Paris, in France, in Belgium and even if I am planning to do a lot of other more cool things in Paris, in France, in Belgium…

Pirates of Paris

If you want to discover a totally different side of Paris in a totally different way or you want to impress your friend(s), then I can totally recommend the boats of “Marin d’eau douce” (the “fresh water seaman”). In the extension of the Canal Saint Martin, you can find the Bassin de la Villette and…

The Marché des Enfants Rouges

Sunday morning. A beautiful sun is shining above Paris and we decide to head for the Marché des Enfants Rouges. Once an orphanage, it became a lively market in 1615 in the middle of the newly built district Le Marais. In remembrance of the orphans who were dressed in red clothes, the inhabitants of le…

Parisian Picknick with a view

On my strolls through Paris, I was always intrigued by 4 maritime-style containers lined up on the riverbank promenade of the quays of the Seine. Further examination thought me that these containers were called “ZZZ boxes”, where the ZZZ hints at the zen and relaxing spots on the berges de la Seine. So, my boyfriend…

A Japanese Tea ceremony in Paris

Yeah, I know. I promised that I would write on a more regular base … I know. But I had a lot of things to do. One of the reasons, I don’t get to blogging properly, is this place: The MCJP or the House of Japanese Culture in Paris. Two evenings a week, I attend…