Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

For our one year anniversary, my wife and I decided that we wanted to recreate part of our honeymoon. We achieved this by going to the Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant, a Parisian Brasserie themed restaurant based in the heart of Ottawa. The decor was very reminiscent of a few brasseries that we ate in during our […]

Paris Pickpockets

Posted: 3rd July 2008 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life
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Pickpockets can be found in every country on the globe and they can ruin a vacation. There are steps you can take to limit the chances of falling victim to pickpocketing. This article will shed some light on ways to protect yourself,  your money and your belongings, to help ensure that they remain in your […]

Paris Honeymoon Diary: Day 7 and Day 8

Posted: 25th June 2008 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life
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On our last full day in Paris, our first stop was at the world famous Catacombs. In this former quarry, millions of bones line the walls in a spooky yet enthralling display. This history of the catacombs dates back to the 1700s, when due to disease caused by rotting bodies, the city decided to eliminate […]

For the first time since we arrived in Paris, the sun was out, the sky was blue and it was warm. For our previous 5 days, it was always very cloudy, grey and cool, which is perfect when you’re doing a lot of walking around. The weather was perfect as we were going to be […]

Paris Honeymoon Diary: Day 5

Posted: 23rd June 2008 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life
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Sunday was the day we chose to go to the Palace of Versailles, the royal palace that was erected by Louis XIV in 1669.  Louis XIV aka the Sun King, moved the royal court and parliament from Paris to Versailles in order to completely control a government of France by absolute personal rule. The palace […]