Lisbon is a great city for seafood. So close to the Atlantic. Their sardinhas are awesome with many regional types of sardines. The boutique provide great photos with all the colours. Pastel de Nata (Portuguese egg tarts) are like macarons to France. There is one original shop Pastéis de Belém, they make very good Portuguese egg […]
We usually try to join a walking tour the day after we land. This gives us a brief history of the city and an idea of surrounding neighbourhoods to visit. We joined Sandemans New Europe walking tour for Lisbon. It’s a free tour and just have to pay gratuity to the guide. We also […]
We spent our last night in Paris renting a Velib bike. It’s very easy to use and this is the form of transportation for most Parisians. We biked along the Seine River to people watch. The locals seem to also enjoy the Seine River as much as visitors. They were still in full work clothes/suits […]
Love is forever, love locks are NOT! Be weary of a person that pronounces their love from Pont des Arts, the City of Paris takes them down average every 6 months. The bridge railings are not designed to withstand the weight and eventually starts to breakdown. And if you think love doesn’t cost a thing, a street vendor […]
Paris has a warm beautiful look at sunset and the City of Lights becomes alive.
We went out with our tripods for some night pics. Finally made the trip to Sacré-Coeur in this visit.
Paris is all about the butter croissants, pastries, & macarons. With so many choices, its overwhelming to know which one is the best. We only go to one place when in Paris…..Pierre Hermé. There’s other great shops that offer similar tastes. But Pierre Hermé is known for his exotic, sophisticated flavours. The texture of macaron is […]
We did a Versailles Bike Tour and this is the best way to see Versailles. The Palace itself is enormous along with 2000 + acres of green space. Biking allowed us to see the ponds, fountains and Marie Antoinette’s Peasantville (playhouse). The large green field was far away from the Palace and tour buses, provided […]
We’ve been wandering the city last few days instead of sprinting with fixed itineraries. We are starting to release the traditional time constraint vacation routines. It’s ok to not go site seeing every day or feeling guilty if we stayed home until dinner time. After all, every day is a Saturday in this journey. Sleeping […]
The scattered showers provided some nice clouds for our photos.