Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure

Chantilly is a beautiful town about 50kms north of Paris. It’s an easy 45mins drive or an hour by train. The town is famous for a number of things – the beautiful Château de Chantilly, Chantilly cream and Chantilly lace! Chantilly cream is a delicious version of whipped cream that has been sweetened. There are several stories about the origin of this cream and how … Continue reading Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure

A day trip to Fontainbleau Forest & Barbizon

When you live in a concrete jungle, even one as beautiful as Paris, you need to get away from it all every now and then. Paris, just like London, is very well located in that aspect and is surrounded by gorgeous villages and countryside which can be reached within a few hours. An added incentive for us is that most of these villages are surrounded … Continue reading A day trip to Fontainbleau Forest & Barbizon

Hot Air Ballooning on a Beautiful Saturday Morning – It Was a Good Day!

Well, this Saturday was indeed a VERY good day! As a combined birthday present for K and me, a friend of ours had given us tickets for a hot air ballon safari. Sheer tardiness along with the fact that we had to report at the launch site at 5:30am, on a cold winter’s morning, had kept me sitting on these tickets for several months. But now, … Continue reading Hot Air Ballooning on a Beautiful Saturday Morning – It Was a Good Day!