Some of you may have noticed my short absence from the blogosphere last week. And that is because, after a very trying last couple of weeks in Paris (you can read all about it here), our move to Stockholm finally came through and here we are……in gorgeous gorgeous Sweden. So first things first, travel in times of a pandemic. Getting out of Paris and flying … Continue reading We (finally) moved to Stockholm!
Montmartre needs no introduction. Anyone who has been to Paris, has undoubtedly trekked up the hill to see the beautiful Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Known for its artsy vibe, night clubs (read cabarets) and myriad cafes, this bustling village in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, providing sweeping views of the city, seems stuck in time. Taking advantage of Paris sans its tourists, I decided to … Continue reading Re-discovering Montmartre
This week, France relaxed some of the confinement restrictions imposed on account of COVID-19. We were now allowed to leave home without having to carry an attestation stating why we were out AND we could go further than the 1km limit. So today I decided to just take a walk along the river and head to the city’s main areas – through the Concorde, the … Continue reading A walk through the streets of Paris
Since the time we moved to France, our weekends have been fairly busy. Not just over the summer but even during the winter, we made sure to take short trips out of Paris. On one such weekend in November, we took the high-speed TGV train to Annecy. Trains leave almost every hour and the fastest, direct train takes under four hours. Annecy, sometimes called the Venice … Continue reading Annecy over a weekend