Romania’s Outrageous Palace of the Parliament – Paris Fashion Week SS 14 – Charles de Gaulle airport to city centre

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Wednesday’s Bloggers Round-up time again. After visiting Budapest and Sofia and reading Andrea’s post on Bucharest in Rear View Mirror, I’m ready to add Romania to my travel destinations. As you know, I’m not a fashionista, but fortunately, other bloggers are covering Paris Fashion Week. I’m referring you to Sylvia’s first post on the subject in Finding Noon but don’t stop there – check out her other more recent posts. And so that you won’t stop using the train to go from Charles de Gaulle airport to the city centre just because we nearly had a backpack stolen, here’s a comparison of travelling methods by Jill from Gigi’s French Window. Enjoy!

Romania’s Outrageous Palace of the Parliament

by Andrea from Rear View Mirror (formerly Destination Europe), a fellow Australian who, after 6 years of living in France, has given up herParis apartment to live a nomadic life slowing travelling around Europe, experiencing each destination like a local.

bucharest-parliament-3Upon setting eyes on Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament, I was slightly underwhelmed. Yes, it’s a massive building but it didn’t strike me as being particularly remarkable or memorable. It didn’t have that grandiose feeling I had experience when seeing photos in the past. But when entering the first of countless marble filled halls I realised just how extravagant this 370,000 sq.m. building really is. Read more

Paris Fashion Week SS 14

by Sylvia from Finding Noon, an American living in Paris who appreciates fine art, good music, succulent food, and breath taking scenery

fashion_weekSS 14 is fashion speak for Spring/Summer 2014, and this being fall 2013, its that time of year again… Fashion Week. I’ve got Le Gastro, which is a charming local way of saying a tummy bug, so it wasn’t sure that I was going to be able to drag myself out into the glorious Paris sunshine and start shooting, but I had worked so hard getting the fashion show invites and I really do love seeing all those creative types out there doing their thing, I simply could not stay put. So while all the other girls were out there sporting their ‘it’ bags, I was sporting the bags under my eyes and taking as many clichés as I could get away with. Here is what I saw yesterday: Read more

Charles de Gaulle airport to city centre

by Jill from Gigi’s French Window, French ponderings from an Australian who must have been French in another life

rer signThe first couple of days on arrival in Paris are always a mixed bag….EXHAUSTION  being the first thing that  comes to mind!

But then there is also that feeling on stepping from the flight into  Charles de Gaulle airport… for me, it’s a wonderful sensory  overload……

I close my eyes and breathe in deeply…..there is nowhere else I could be….this is Paris! There is a certain something in the air and I love it!  Below is a Charles de Gaulle airport promo video you may enjoy…must admit they paint a very ‘friendly’ picture…….;) Read more

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2 Responses to Romania’s Outrageous Palace of the Parliament – Paris Fashion Week SS 14 – Charles de Gaulle airport to city centre

  1. Susan Walter says:

    If you do plan to go to Romania, let me know and I’ll try to put you in touch with our Romanian friend Cristina. She’s in the wine industry.

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