Paris: My Favourites!

Shakespeare & Company features in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset

The best way to ruin your trip is by trying to squeeze everything Paris has to offer into it. Plan only a couple of things per day, and concede that you probably won’t get to see each and every one of them anyway. Continue reading “Paris: My Favourites!”

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Ultimate Experience 203 – Most Iconic Engineered Structures: Eiffel Tower, France

 

The view from Place du Trocadero

The ultimate symbol of Paris is just as grand and breathtaking as I’d always imagined. But I decided to take Anthony Bourdain’s advice and “skip it” – or at least, skip climbing it. Continue reading “Ultimate Experience 203 – Most Iconic Engineered Structures: Eiffel Tower, France”

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Ultimate Experience 189 – Ultimate City Breaks: Paris, France

A most curious thing happened as M and I were polishing down a sumptuous Oeuf au plat Champignons and Carpaccio de Boeuf at L’Avant Comptoir, a hip little hors d’oeuvres bar located in the heart of Paris. A young woman, presumably American, walked up to the bar and asked the server, “Do you have the menu in English?”; to this he blankly replied, “Quoi?” She repeated the question, this time stressing menu and English. He shrugged and pointed at the ceiling, where the entire menu hangs, in French, on small illustrated placards. M and I exchanged looks, puzzled. Why was the server, who only moments ago was chatting with us in fluent English, pretending not to understand her? I think I may have figured out why. Continue reading “Ultimate Experience 189 – Ultimate City Breaks: Paris, France”

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Marie Antoinette Danced Here! – Augsburg, Germany

What is it about Marie Antoinette dancing that gets me so excited? I don’t know.

The stop in Augsburg during our Bavarian road-trip was motivated mostly by the easy-to-miss Schaezlerpalais. We walked by the palace a couple of times during our search till we finally found its discreet, unassuming entrance. As we happily discovered though, the interiors are as gorgeous as the exterior is modest.

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Ultimate Experience no. 1000 – Hottest Places in the World: Bangkok, Thailand

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Between my best friend’s wedding and some much-needed beach-bumming we had scheduled for later, we had about three days in this vibrant, sprawling city. Here’s what we did. Continue reading “Ultimate Experience no. 1000 – Hottest Places in the World: Bangkok, Thailand”

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Wild Encounters! Yellowstone National Park, USA

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I’m the cow-elk of your dreams

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Ultimate Experience 160 – Faultline! Best Earth Shaking Experiences: Yellowstone National Park, USA

One more off the bucket-list, and the highlight of all my travels in the continent!

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Ultimate Experience 628 – Most Lip-Smacking Street Food: Poutine, Canada

This one came with sour cream, onion, and bacon on top.
This one came with sour cream, onion, and bacon on top.

This was easy enough since I’ve lived in Canada for a couple of years now. The fries+gravy+cheese curds combo is greasy and delicious, but it isn’t something I find myself craving too often. If you’re visiting the country though, it would be a shame if you didn’t give it a try! Bring napkins.

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Ultimate Experience no. 124 and More! Banff National Park, Canada

 

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The preternaturally teal-hued waters of Lake Peyto move M to tears

Banff National Park in Alberta is listed by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 Parks and Preserves, one of the Most Spectacular Natural Attractions, and one of the Most Extreme Environments. So with this trip, I got Experience 124, 312, and 544 down! Only 997 more Ultimate Experiences to go. . .

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