When you’re in Nice, be sure to stop by the city’s main square, Place Massena, at night, to see the seven continents converse in a language of colours.
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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Favourite hotels of 2009 include Dubai, Hønefoss, London, Sardinia, Denmark, Sweden, Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Paris, Bahrain, Kuwait
33 million years ago, Sardinia and Corsica got unstuck. Sardinia is now approaching Italy. Meanwhile, the two islands still have common features. The dialect spoken in Sardinia’s northern region Gallura, is similar to the one in southern Corsica. Bonifacio is now the only Italian town left in Corsica. It’s a beautiful town with heaps to [...]
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 [...]
Our train from Paris Montparnasse to Saint Malo didn’t exactly correspond with the Jersey-bound ferry (not the fault of SNCF, I hasten to add, but me for wanting to be absolutely certain we didn’t miss the last ferry of the day). So, with a few hours to kill, we had a look around the medieval [...]