The first time I went to Paris I didn’t like it! It was a very long time ago and I have been there many times since. I love Paris now. It’s a wonderful city with a unique vibe which you pick up right away. Everything that you ever heard about Paris is probably true. Lots of crêpes and baguettes everywhere. Parisians try to speak to you in French. They are also dressed as if they were right out from the Vogue magazine. Anyways, from my various visits, I’ve gathered a list of essentials, and no you can’t miss any of them!
Take original pictures of la Tour Eiffel
The question is, do you need to go up the Eiffel Tower? Well, you kind of do. I’ve done it once, and wouldn’t do it again. Instead what I like to do is to try and find spots around the city where I can take original pictures of Paris’ most beloved icon. Champ de Mars won’t do the trick, you need to actually cross over the water and go a few blocks away from Trocadero to get a good shot. Just get creative and try to avoid the tourists!
Wondering how to be a vegan in Buenos Aires? Yep, Argentina is beef paradise. It’s maybe the fact we Argentineans each so much beef that has caused some people to become vegan, or maybe it’s simply the fact that it’s becoming more and more popular allover the world. Still, it’s uncommon to be vegan in Argentina compared to other countries. In fact, despite having lived in Argentina for 23 years before moving to London, I have no “real” vegan friends. By that I mean I’m excluding people I’ve met in vegan forums or Facebook groups.
However, since I became vegan, I realised the vegan world in Buenos Aires has become so big! I found so many restaurants which are either vegan or vegan friendly and are delicious. And I dare say, better than the ones I’ve been to in London. The truth is that there are far less vegan processed products available in Argentina so vegan restaurants have to make everything from scratch. Not processed = healthy & tasty! These are the best vegan restaurants in Buenos Aires.
Ramen is a noodle soup dish that was originally imported from China and has become one of the most popular dishes in Japan in recent decades. Ramen is super cheap and everywhere, which makes it ideal for those in a budget. You’ll find ramen restaurants (ramen-ya) in virtually every corner of the country and they offer countless regional variations of this noodle dish. In ramen-ya’s you typically order and pay from a vending machine. The most popular types are:
A few years ago, I went to Poland but just to visit Auschwitz. It was a great learning experience, but I really thought I had to give Poland a proper chance, one which wasn’t only around one of the most terrible events in human history. So I arranged a 5 day visit, and one of the cities I chose was Gdansk. This Baltic city is full of historic intrigue: it was a Hanseatic port, a free city, and the place where the Second World War began.
Gdansk is the dominant section of what’s known as the Tri-city which is comprised of Gdansk itself, the coastal spa resort of Sopot only five miles north, and the modern port of Gdynia an extra three miles beyond Sopot. Gdynia and Sopot are also worth visiting, if you do have time, and you could even visit them both in a day. They are connected with Gdansk by the yellow and blue SKM trains, which operate from Gdansk Glowny train station.