Paris. Is. Possible.

Paris. Is. Possible.

On the third anniversary of my first ever European trip, I thought I’d go back to the basic, underlying message of this blog: you can do it too. And what better place to feature than Paris, where this love affair with travel (and writing about 

3 years

3 years

* Tomorrow will be the 3rd anniversary of the trip that started it all. A lot has changed since. Wonder what the future holds…

The Paris river bus

The Paris river bus

Paris is beautiful from a boat. Well, it would be beautiful from anywhere, I suppose, but a boat is a good way to see the sights along the Seine river in relative comfort. There are various boat companies running sightseeing tours. A 1-hour cruise on 

7 days in Paris for PHP 50,000

7 days in Paris for PHP 50,000

Over a year ago, I wrote How Much Does A European Trip Cost, where I advised people to budget PHP 10,000/day of their trip. That estimate was largely based on a 10-day trip my sister and I took a few years ago and included everything 

The Notre Dame

The Notre Dame

* The Notre Dame is beautiful, from its iconic towers and buttresses to its intricate carvings and stained glass. It’s not going to be a completely spiritual experience, seeing the church. For one, there are just too many people. And, of course, someone has to pay for 

Where to Stay in Paris: Hotel Terminus Lyon

Where to Stay in Paris: Hotel Terminus Lyon

It was a last-minute decision to stay at the Hotel Terminus Lyon (and by “last-minute” I mean that the decision was made a few days before we filed our visa application, 2 months before our trip). We had planned to take a sleeper train from