Fireworks & Thunderstorms - a week to remember in the City of Lights July 20th 2009 So picking up from where I left off in my last update - as I was arriving in Paris with not a single euro cent in my possession, with which to pay for my accommodation for the week...
Much to my relief, the receptionist at my hostel in Paris (which unfortunately was in the suburb of Clichy - at least an hours' walk from the centre of Paris) was prepared to let me check-in that evening (frid ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
Having spent my whole life in Brisbane without so much as a week off work - much less an actual holiday - in six-and-a-half years, I suddenly decided (on my 27th birthday) that I'd had enough and needed to get a life. So I quit both of my jobs, moved out of my apartment, packed anything I could fit into my car, and three weeks later I hit the road. Over a thousand kilometres later I ended up in a tiny little town that I had heard about from a friend, with only one street, a few pubs, a few backpacker hostels and a beach. That day was the 1st of June, 2006... I haven't stopped travelling since.... full info