Category Archives: Bucket List

France – Palace of Versailles

Who couldn’t love Paris, right? Well it seems the King of France, Louis XIV (known as Louis the Great) didn’t like the capital so much. So he began moving the government in 1678 to his father’s, Louis XIII, hunting lodge … Continue reading

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France – Paris – Lost in Paris

There are many ways to see Paris. Museum-hopping, church-skipping, cafe-dawdling, wine-sampling, garden strolling… Paris is a big place. Easy to get lost. Not that that’s a bad thing.For a more direct route though, one could follow the Paris Meridian. It’s … Continue reading

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France – Paris – Stroll to the Eiffel Tower

Standing out the front of the Louvre is the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel, a triumphal arch built between 1806 & 1808 to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories. Walk through the arch and Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden) is amazingly laid out … Continue reading

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France – Paris – The Louvre

Everyone has heard of The Louvre. If you haven’t, then go and watch The Da Vinci Code movie, then come back. Try not to let the modern glass Pyramid that dominates the entrance courtyard distract you from the grand Louvre … Continue reading

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China – Beijing – Forbidden City

If you haven’t visited the Forbidden City, then you haven’t visited Beijing. World renowned for good reason, this magnificent palace complex is just EPIC BIG! Off limits to commoners for 500 years, (hence its name), it is China’s largest and … Continue reading

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China – Mutianyu Great Wall

We woke up to the first snow of Beijing winter! We were in for a lucky day it seemed. Our new friend, Qin Shi Huang (most famously known as the first Emperor of the Qin Dynasty and whose tomb was … Continue reading

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