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Chunnel Coolness Factor

The Eurostar train between London and Paris or Lille is a super cool way to get across the English Channel. The train passes through the channel tunnel or “chunnel” much more quickly than going through the airport or taking the ferry. 317 more words


Dealing with the TGV problem

Most of France’s TGV high speed trains are running at a loss, and even the profitable ones are not earning enough to cover their cost of capital, The Economist magazine reported ( 196 more words


“The king of trains and the train of kings.” The day I got on the original Orient Express

There is one train journey I would especially love to do, the Orient Express. My evident Champagne tastes would have my poor piggy bank turn into bacon if I did it though and the… 935 more words

Strasbourg will have to wait

Today I was supposed to go to Strasbourg. Booked in the frenzy of a special offer from SNCF, I hadn’t realised at the time how physically tired I would be upon returning from my Italy trip. 178 more words

Thoughts And Travels

Le Paris-Brest d'Ophélie Barès, TGV / Ophélie Barès' Paris-Brest in TGV

Bonjour à tous !
Etant donné que j’adore la pâtisserie, et que je prenais le TGV pour revenir à Paris, j’ai pensé qu’il fallait que je teste ce fameux Paris-Brest revisité par Ophélie Barès pour l’émissions “Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier ?”. 748 more words

Products And Dishes

An Eastward Homage, Day 10: Paris in the Rear View Mirror

June 5, 2014- I left my luggage downstairs at the Hotel Monte Carlo, so the ladies could get about their business.  There are two types of chambermaids in Europe:  Those who blaze through the rooms like the White Tornado of 1960’s American television, having everyone’s room clean by check-out time; and those who pick and choose which rooms on which to focus, maybe getting them all done by quitting time, or not.   859 more words


Monet's garden, Part I

A long time ago I recommended going to Giverny, the town where Monet settled to live and work. I hadn’t been since I was 7 and a half but had fond memories. 61 more words