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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.

[NOTE: Ten Places to Eat Cheap(er) in Paris is no longer available for Kindle, but you can still purchase it at Barnes and Noble for Nook. Or you can read the version that I published here at A Traveler’s Library.

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 Eating Cheap(er) in Paris

Sex, Lies and Living Abroad

Book Cover: The Expats
Destination: Luxembourg, Paris

Book: The Expats (NEW March 2012) by Chris Pavone

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. (Oscar Wilde) [epigram at beginning of the book]

Not so much a “whodunit”,The Expats instead presents an intriguing puzzle of “what was done” and “how”. Continue reading Sex, Lies and Living Abroad