Having written my previous post about restaurants, I feel it necessary to now mention a place which could have been included, but deserves a whole post all to itself… HD Diner. A seemingly normal American-style diner, which even pop up on the motorway now as a service station, it was a while before I first… Continue reading Happy Days at HD
One of the best parts of any foreign adventure has to be trying the delicious range of food which differs from country to country. France is undoubtedly famous and celebrated for its cuisine, notably the patisseries and bread (exhibited by the baguette competition I once witnessed outside Notre-Dame, quite the event!). During my time there I tried… Continue reading Peckish in Paris?
You arrive in Paris, full of excitement and energy, yet slightly daunted by the task of making French friends. Despite being something which seems to come naturally when abroad, it is difficult, especially in a big city, to know where to start. So what do you do? There are, of course, many ways; meeting people… Continue reading Parlez-vous Franglish?
Part of the reason which makes the year abroad so great is, of course, the possibility of exploring, relaxing and spending time with friends (both old & new). Keen to find quirky places near my flat, I did a bit of research and found a cocktail bar called Le Crocodile on TimeOut [the apparent lack of their own… Continue reading Crocodile Cocktail? Crazy!
When going to a foreign city, especially one as big and as dazzling as Paris, it is important to get the right location. Bustling? Peaceful? Hip & happening? There is, of course, everything you can want and more in this city, you just have to know where to look. Having lived in the 5th arrondissement,… Continue reading Quartier Smart(i)er