Paris

Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 10 – Last day in Paris. Exploring Montmartre and the Museum Fragonard at the Veterinary School.

Day 10 –  Last day in Paris.  Exploring Montmartre and the Museum Fragonard at the Veterinary School. (Continued from Day 9) For the last day, I figured we should take the obligatory trek to Montmartre.   It’s a trendy neighborhood, and it has so much history.  So many struggling artists, poets dreamers and drinkers came here for the cheap rent…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 9 – Promenade Plantee, Cat Cafe, and Pompidou Center

Day 9 – Promenade Plantee, Cat Cafe, and Pompidou Center (Continued from Day 8) Our next-to-last day started at a hip breakfast place called Lockwood.  They open early for breakfast, and stay open late for dinner and drinks and music.   I started the day with pancakes, which immediately put me into a sugar coma. Next we were off to…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 8, Part 1 – The Cimitière des Chiens (or, I DO Wanna Be Buried in a Pet Sematary)

Day 8, Part 1 – The Cimitière des Chiens (or, I DO Wanna Be Buried in a Pet Sematary) (Continued from Day 7.  Day 1 starts here.) Our eighth day in Paris started with a long train ride to the Northwest of Paris, to a suburb called Asnière-sur-Seine, for what turned out to be the highlight of the trip. Paris…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 7 – The Marais, Saint Germaine des Pres, and the Museum of the History of Medicine

Day 7 – The Marais, Saint Germaine des Pres, and the Museum of the History of Medicine(Continued from Day 6) Le Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine is one of my favorite finds in all of my time in France. I’d never even heard of it ’til an American friend posted a link to it on my blog, asking me if I’d…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 6 – The Canal St. Martin, Belleville, and the Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Day 6 – The Canal St. Martin, Belleville, and the Pere Lachaise Cemetery (Continued from Day 5)  Our first full day in Paris began with a walk up the Canal St. Martin, and then a visit to the newly hip neighborhood of Belleville. To get to the canal, you take the Metro to Place del la Republique. This is where…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 4 – Markets, Parks, a Cat or Two, and the Eurovision Song Contest

Day Four in Amsterdam – Markets, Parks, a Cat or Two, and the Eurovision Song Contest (Continued from Day 3)  Saturday was our last full day in Amsterdam.  We were going to check out the newly renovated Stedelijk Museum, but there was a change of plans.  Our friend Udi was free that morning, and he suggested we check out some…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 3 – The Red Light District, Amstelkring Museum, and Westerpark

Day 3 in Amsterdam – The Red Light District, Amstelkring Museum, and Westerpark (Continued from Day 2) No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a peek at the city’s oldest neighborhood, which has hosted the world’s oldest profession since the year 1200.  The Dutch call this area “De Wallen” or “The Walls”, after the old city walls that once stood…

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Amsterdam and Paris 2015 – Day 2 – The Six Collection, Electric Ladyland (the First Museum of Fluorescent Art), and EyeBar

Day 2 in Amsterdam – The Six Collection, Electric Ladyland (the First Museum of Fluorescent Art), and EyeBar(Continued from Day 1) It’s amazing what 31 hours of being awake, followed by half an ambient and a comfortable bed will do for you.  Woke up feeling very rested, and we faced the day with great anticipation, for today we were going…

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