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Eating Cheap(er) in Paris

A Week of E-Books For Travelers


These food in Paris photos fit into this week’s celebration of travel e-books, since they illustrate my own simple little e-book Ten Places to Eat Cheap(er) in Paris.  Actually the following are mostly the photos that did not make it into the book. You’ll have to take a look at the e-book to see the better photos. Be sure to see the interview with Donna Hull, author of My Itchy Travel Feet, and a review of Wellfleet, a Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest Town. And tomorrow come back and learn about affordable travel through housesitting.

First rule in Paris–find “your” cafe. Ours was Bistrot Mazarin, just down the street a half block from the St. Germain apartment we rented from VRBO. (That St. Germain link leads to a You Tube video about St. Germain that mentions Bistrot Mazarin and Procope. Other than the fact that it is a commercial video, it is a good guide to the area.) We ate full meals at Bistrot Mazarin, but you can fill up for cheap on salad and the best fries I have eaten anywhere in the world. Continue reading

Joyeux Bastille Day

Carousel at Tuilieries

Carousel at Tuilieries

Double Celebration today. This post on a Paris book and an Announcement. TA-DA! I am launching a photo e-book on Amazon for Kindle and on Barnes and Noble for your Nook.  I have expanded and converted my blog post called Ten Places to Eat Cheap(er) in Paris into an e-book. Check it out. (And if you read it, how about giving a review and rating?) Thanks.

Destination: Paris

Book: Paris Was Ours: Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light,  Edited by Penelope Rowlands. (NEW February, 2011) Continue reading

Walking in Paris


Destination: Paris

Book: The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris (NEW June 2011) by John Baxter

Strolling in Paris, Eiffel Tower

Strolling in Paris, Eiffel Tower

In  The Most Beautiful Walk in the World , John Baxter tells stories that add depth to a stroll through Paris.  The Australian writer lives in the city of literature and art with his French wife and their young daughter. Continue reading