Visiting Paris with my husband and 2 children. I mention the 2 children because as a travelling mum, you want happy children, because happy children mean happy parents. City breaks are tiring for grown ups let alone children, but the end result no matter what, we made lots of happy memories. It was very tiring, […]
Day 1 – My 3 days in Paris This was my absloute favourite place. I could live in one of those apartments/flats there and watch the Eiffel Tower everyday and walk across the bridge in the late warm evenings. We bought some crepes There were lots of supercars, much to the delight of my son. […]
Day 1 – My 3 days in Paris Whilst walking in the Parc du Champ de Mars, we stumbled a different yet impressive type monument which we had never even heard of. It was the Wall of peace – Peace in 32 languages and 13 alphabets. Interesting fact – It seems that the Wall of […]
Day 1 – My 3 Days in Paris There was also a nice little market, with stalls of souvenirs, all kinds of craft and food. The smell was making us salivate, there was all sorts of varied food from different parts of the world.
Day 1- My 3 Days in Paris I made the mistake of telling my husband that the metro stations signs are in blue. They were in red. Oops. It did take us a while to spot the metro stations. My 11 year old son understands the transport system in London, and he found it easy […]
Day 1- My 3 Days in Paris If you want to be within walking distance of Eiffel Tower, this is the place to be. It is about 7 minutes walk from the metro station Alma Maceau and about the same time to the Eiffel Tower. I had never stayed in a boutique hotel before, so […]
Day 2 – My 3 Days in Paris Even before I set out for Paris, my thought was on macaroons. I had seen enough of photos of them all over the net, and surprisingly I had not even tried them yet. Having shown my son the photos too, all he wanted whilst walking through shops […]
Day 3 – My 3 Days in Paris
The 7 coloured earths is a place in Mauritius. As the name implies, it is a small area, made up of sand dunes, not any ordinary sand, but of 7 colours of sand. It is a natural phenomenon and surprisingly it does not erode despite torrential rain. As I mentioned before, I grew up in […]
Note – A tropical cyclone, also called a typhoon or hurricane, is an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans. They are all the same, only different distinctive terms for a storm are used in different parts of the world. Hurricane is used in the central and Northeast Pacific, Atlantic and the Caribean […]
Porto, I have now made such good memories with you. I absolutely loved the city and I came home, after 4 days, with wonderful memories and I can honestly say that it was one of my most memorable trips ever. Ok, maybe I say that about all my holidays but Porto, you hold a special […]
The buildings in Porto are certainly very colourful and do not lack character. Little alleys, washing on the line, very old buildings, tiled ones, they are all part of the charm of Porto.
Porto is known for its tiled buildings, the blue tiles are all over the place. To begin, this is what the station looks like. I wished I had these kind of views everyday at my local train station. Sao Bento Station More around the town I wonder if I missed any of these quirky […]
I cannot recommend Port Wine Tasting enough. Having read all about the Douro Valley, and it’s magnificent landscape which I unfortunately did not get a chance to visit, I was at least happy that I got to taste Port wine, from grapes grown in the Douro Valley. I was really surprised at how cheap it […]
I love the sea. I love the blue water, the splashing waves that come crashing against my toes, the sea breeze, and most of all, I love sea shells. During a sunny weekend, I decided to go check out this beach, as it is about 1 hour away from my house. Now to go to […]
There is far more to Stonehenge than meets the eye. It seems to be a mere ring of stones, however, it is more or less a ring of mysteries. Thousand of years ago, an ancient civilisation, or was it aliens, raised a circle of huge rectangular stones in a field, which we now call, Stonehenge. […]
Day 1 of my trip to France Since I had to take the train from Dover, I thought why not go one day early to Dover to visit the cliffs and stay overnight in a hotel to be on time to catch the early train the next day. That way I did not have to […]
Trip to Disneyland Paris, France It was my first road trip to Europe, driving from Port of Dover in Uk to Port of Calais in France, and then heading to Paris, Disneyland. I now realise that it would have been maybe easier and less stressful to go by the Eurostar train from London to Paris […]
Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary The hotel I stayed in is right at the entrance of the park. One of the huge benefits of staying in the 5 star luxurious hotel was that after watching the fireworks at 11pm, I got to walk to the exit, and went up straight to my room. With two tired, […]
While at the Science Museum last week, the children and I got to see a Bubbles Show. It was a sunny day and the bubbles were so shiny and full of the rainbow colours, so we stopped to watch. A bucket of soap and water had attracted quite an audience.