Care to join me?
Fly right over to this fabulous blog, Paris and Beyond.
The stuff fairy tales are made from.
Every photograph brings you a taste of Paris.
Stroll down the streets.
A little pink car makes a Happy Pink Saturday
Meet the beautiful Genie, world traveler, blog author and extraordinaire photographer.
What led you to Paris?J'adore Paris! I have French blood and had always wanted to go there. It was many years later that I actually went to Paris for the first time. I cried when I saw La Tour Eiffel. I have been many times, trying to return two or more times each year.
Have you ever lived there?
No, but I live vicariously through those that do. It almost felt like I did when I stayed in an exquisite apartment on my visit in December.
What is the most interesting or important thing you learned while in Paris?The most important thing that I have learned in Paris is that you should take enough time to breathe in the atmosphere of the city, to notice the little things and the people, to enjoy the taste of a baguette still hot from the oven, to watch the world from a café terrasse.
Are you a professional photographer?Although I am not a professional photographer, I grew up with a camera in my hand and years ago developed and printed my black and white studies. I have a Nikon D70s with an 18-200mm lens for traveling, whether that be a city like Paris or a beach (yes, with sand) in St. Barth's, or a glacier in Argentina. I lost a lens hood while hanging off the side of a Vaporetto in Venice. If you have a camera, don't save it for "safe places" or you might miss something!
Is there any advice you can give for those of us who would love to visit Paris?
If you read the blogs, start a list of places you would like to see and things to do from those who visit/live there. Study a travel guide; visit in non-tourist months, but not August; get a street map (like Michelin or Paris Pratique); learn a word or two of French, saying "Bonjour, Madame" as you enter a store; take lots of memory for your camera; take a travel journal and write about the little things you noticed such as the school children on the Métro; I should write a book...
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I think a book would be marvelous! This has made me want to go to Pairs more than ever! How about you? In the mean time, go follow this lovely blog. You can even learn a new french word every day with the audible translator on her sidebar.
And I promise you will enjoy every piece of eye candy she hands out.
Merci beaucoup for allowing me to feature your blog, Genie!
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Think I'll go have a baguette now.
As Genie would say-