That Day When the ATM Ate Our Card in Paris

Our series of unfortunate events just started in Paris on the day we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, I also shared the unpleasant dining experience on our last night in the city. But that’s not it! You have to read what happened BEFORE that evening. The geist of the story is the title but let’s get down to the details. Read More



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Travel Story: The Tourists at Notre-Dame Cathedral

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I got sick two days before leaving Geneva so our planned weekend to see the rest of Paris was put on hold (sort of). I was having fever and colds and one of the first things that we did after checking in was to get some medicines from the nearest pharmacy because we already finished the ones that we brought for the trip. Our goal was to get a whole day rest, feel better so we can go out the following day. Read More


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Chinese Gastronomy in Saint Lazare, Paris

In my previous Paris food review, I featured Le Pont De Yunnan Restaurant which is located near the Saint-Georges station. This time, we stayed in Saint Lazare and took the chance to see if there are any good restaurants in the area. Fortunately, we have the perfect location  because we got access to 2 of the top Chinese restaurants in Paris – Carnet De Voyage and Carnet De Bord.

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Streets of Paris: Arc De Triomphe and Louvre

When we were in Paris last 2014, we only get to see half of the Champs Élysées because it was a wet and chilly day and staying outside with a small umbrella to protect us from the rain is is not a lovely thing to do. We told each other that we will just see the famous Arc when we go back (with fingers crossed).

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Bermondsey Square Hotel Review by Berryduchess

Bermondsey Square Hotel Review

When we travelled to London last December 2013, we stayed for 9 days at the Bermondsey Square Hotel. Location-wise, it is at the city center, just along Tooley Street and very accessible to all types of transportation (Bus/Tube/private vehicle). Within the area, is a restaurant named Del’Aziz offering Moroccan cuisine. Next is a Sainsbury store, a convenience store where you can basically get whatever you need especially if you are staying for more than 3 days. Then, there is  another place that looks like a bar/cafe and you can also watch movies. It was a mini-movie haus.

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