One Day in Paris

One day in Paris – a dream I’ve had for years. A sign of ‘making it’ – being able to whisk your significant other off to the city d’amour for a meal and a bit of shopping. I remember chatting with my buddy while at Runix on Dundas St, Toronto back in ’97 – we were talking…

Paris Itineraries

If I had ONE DAY in Paris: 8am: I’d start with an early breakfast from a Parisian cafe (a warm pain au chocolat please!). If you see an Eric Kayser bakery – do it! 9am: Walk or take the metro to Place de La Concorde and visit the Musee de L’Orangerie to see Monet’s waterlilies. 11am: Pop into Gagliani bookstore…

What would you do?

The last couple days were days of choices. Crazy cab drivers, horrendous airlines (British Airlines and ANA were really great though), and moral questions — all presenting choices to let the circumstances change our trip or to ‘be with Zen’ and let it go. Scenario 1:  Our London car service driver was angry from the…

La Barbiere de Paris

It’s cliché, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true that there is a certain je ne sais quoi about the French. I think it’s in the way they look so effortlessly put together all the time. The ballet flats, the chignon, the flawless skin with just a hint of make-up…But this post isn’t dedicated to…

Did I Change or did Rome?

As far back as I can remember, I’ve had the pull to discover the unknown, appreciate different settings, learn of different cultures and views — all the joys of traveling to parts unknown. From bus hopping solo across Canada at 15, to hitchhiking Thailand in the back of open pickup trucks through nighttime monsoons, I’ve…

Hombre, Donde Estan Mis Llaves?

Wind in our hair, Spanish flamenco music playing in the car and a view of the Cadiz coast along our drive. We were on our way to the playa and nothing could stop us now. Nothing that is, except for an empty gas tank. We pulled over to the gas station and refueled. With the…