Gold and Fountains....these words basically describe the decadent wealth the 18th century monarchs of France, as displayed in their beautiful palace, Le Château de Versailles. As the big day approaches, our wedding party grows and today we filled the subways with laughter as we navigated our way to this large estate to gawk at the royal art and frolic by the lakes.
Another day in paradise means a day at the museum and random adventures through the streets of Paris. Mainly the street along the Seine to check out the Musée d'Orsay, the Pont des Arts to place a love lock, and then Notre Dame to light candles. The d'Orsay Museum was a train station in its previous life and thus, the beautiful barrel-vaulted
The fastest way to see all of the sites in London is by bus. Hop on Hop Off tickets and Unlimited Metro passes in hand, we set off to see all of the sites in one short day. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from the Hop On-Hop Off Tour Bus London Tower Cask Ale at the Camden Head
After eleven brutal hours on a plane, we landed successfully in London! To adjust to the time difference and lack of sleep, we took it easy on our first day. But first, coffee. A reminder that we're Americans in Britain when crossing the street Millennium Bridge The River Thames and the London Eye Up close and personal with the London Eye
It feels surreal to finally be sitting here at LAX with Rich and Shari waiting for our flight to London. We have been engaged for a year and a half so you can imagine the excitement as the trip/wedding finally approaches. For our family and friends who could not join us, I will be updating this blog daily with my photo
I have been checking the weather forecast and it seems it might rain on some days in Paris (including the day of the wedding) so please pack an umbrella and possibly rain attire. It will be about 30-50°F so warm clothes is a must! Though it would be unfortunate to have a few showers on March 14th, I look forward anyway to
While researching the location of the wedding, we found you can enjoy two hours of free internet access in most public parks and gardens (this will be helpful in staying in communication with one another but also in staying connected via social media): Free WIFI (in French, pronounced "wee-fee") Find a park with a “zone wifi” sign by the gate.
One month from today, we will be embarking on the first leg of our trip to London and we are eagerly counting down the days to the wedding in Paris!
If you booked your flights/hotels already, you should have received a care package of gifts to assist you with the trip! Among those items, please also bring the following on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00AM at the Champ de Mars park: 1. Breakfast (i.e., croissant, baguette , cheese) 2. Beverages (i.e., coffee, wine - the restaurant after the ceremony allows
Tom Meyers on Eurocheapo.com shared some words of wisdom when it comes to using iPhones in Europe. Travelers must be wary because you don't want to end up with a huge $400 phone bill for using it over seas, so keep these in mind: 1. Turn off data roaming 2. Turn off data fetch 3. Consider purchasing an international data