Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Simple Pleasures of Paris II

Yes, Paris can be very, very expensive.....but you don't have to live the high life in Paris to truly enjoy this city.

There are so many simple pleasures to enjoy in little or no cost!  

So here's my second selection....I did an earlier post on this when I first arrived in Paris....and I know there'll be plenty of material for further posts on this topic.  Enjoy!

1. Nibbling the crust of a freshly baked baguette.
2.  Catching bubbles near the Hotel de Ville.
3.  Cuddling very cute bears under the Eiffel Tower.
4.  Watching les monsieurs play boules in the Palais Royal.
5.  Strolling along the Seine on any evening.
6.  Catching (or attempting to catch) Autumn leaves as they fall.
7.  Enjoying a peaceful view from one of those Parisian green chairs.
8.  And enjoying all those fantastic free Parisian "Hollywood's Paris"...Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Peter Sellars, Greta Garbo, Kirsten Dunst, Roger Moore, Grace Jones, Woody Allen etc etc in film and was so good and absolutely free!
Voilå you can's really easy (and as inexpensive as you want it to be) to have a fabulous time in Gay Paree!

A bientot.

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Seville...Spanish Splendour

It's such a pretty place Seville.  Fabulous architecture, quaint horse-drawn carriages, vibrant colour and orange trees galore!
It's full of hidden patios and courtyards, shady orange trees, narrow alleys, quaint tapas bars, gypsy flamenco and Spanish colour.....sangrian red, saffron yellow, fern green and marmelade orange.
Pierre and I did all the touristy things.....drank a little sangria, sampled Seville's sweet orange wine, tried the paella, nibbled tapas, enjoyed gypsy flamenco, visited palaces, cathedrals and galleries...and got lost in those winding narrow alleys.
When the thunder storm struck, we thought that God was trying to tell us something.
But, as a good friend said, "only the good die young" we felt
relatively safe!
And it's true what they say about the people of Seville....they're relaxed, friendly and passionate about their culture.
And at the airport, we thought we'd pick up a quick snack to take home...praps some instant paella, a bottle of sangria and some ham.  Only kidding!
Muchas gracias Seville!

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