Tag Archives: Paris

The Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

Ever considered getting an MBA? You could do a lot worse than to choose INSEAD. When I was at uni in the USA, several of my friends went on to do their Masters degrees here, and no wonder: not only is INSEAD one of the world’s best elite business schools, it’s also located in Fontainebleau, [...]

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A Quirky Christmas Market in Paris

Christmas market and ultra-modern skyscrapers… not two terms that usually go together. I was in Paris last week for work. Having a few spare hours, I hopped on the metro to La Défense, largely for nostalgic reasons. (La Défense, as you might know, is the largest purpose-built business district in Europe). Back in the 90s, [...]

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Paris is Child’s Play

This week, dear reader, I’m happy to introduce you to Michael Schuermann. You probably know him already – as Easy Hiker. Not only is Michael and his wife Marlys the go-to people for anything related to fun and easy hikes in Europe, they are also experts on everything Paris! Michael has kindly agreed to write [...]

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12 favourite hotels of 2009

Favourite hotels of 2009 include Dubai, Hønefoss, London, Sardinia, Denmark, Sweden, Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Paris, Bahrain, Kuwait

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Another quick stop in Paris

Coming back from the Channel Islands, we’re make another quick stop in Paris. We stay at the Novotel Gare Montparnasse – surprisingly nice for a chain hotel. We walk heaps (best way to see Paris, of course) – in St Germain and the Latin Quarter, from Montparnasse to Champs-de-Mars and the Eiffel Tower. A longer [...]

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Paris with kids – a quick stop

Paris isn’t part of the Channel Islands. It’s not even very near. But Paris is where our Channel Islands adventure begins. Going through Paris with kids, now that wasn’t my best idea. I should have researched options better, especially for travelling times. And prices. But last time I went to Jersey, about 20 years ago, [...]

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Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago

8 Places I’d rather be right now

8 places I’d rather be right now: Spitsbergen, Australia, Devonport (New Zealand), Singapore, Buenos Aires, Paris, Cape Town and Namibia.

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