Haven in Paris Interview

Medieval stained glass, Cluny Museum, Paris

This is a nice change – a vacation rental agency has interviewed me, instead of me interviewing them! Sarah from the US-based agency Haven in Paris wanted to know what I think about European vacation rentals. Haven In Paris Blog Interview – Slow Travels Through Europe At the end of May Steve and I spent a week in the Haven in Paris Ecoles apartment (read my review on Slow Europe). The apartment was centrally located … Continue reading Haven in Paris Interview

List of Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris

Le Potager du Marais in Paris

We spent a week in Paris at the end of May. I am a vegetarian (but not vegan), Steve eats fish (but not much dairy). We have trouble finding food that we can eat in “normal” restaurants in France but thankfully there are many vegetarian or vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Here is my list of restaurants, sorted by arrondissement (neighborhood). I found these restaurants from a variety of resources which are listed at the bottom of the … Continue reading List of Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris

The Trip So Far

Sun on the 17th century floor of our Paris apartment

We are having a fantastic vacation, but I have not felt like blogging. Well, I have felt like blogging, but have not made the time for it. I will summarize what we have done so far and then try to fill it out a bit later. This is the first trip in years that I have not kept a daily journal and I look back over a week and cannot remember what we did. It … Continue reading The Trip So Far

Three Tweeters, One Restaurant, Paris

A quick post to say that we have started our Summer 2009 Europe trip and are having a great time, but I am either too busy or too exhausted from the too busy, to post. I am tweeting when I can – @PaulineK. On Thursday evening we met Dana (@danamac) who I know from the SlowTrav community and from Twitter. Dana is the person who got me to join Twitter. Via Twitter we realized we … Continue reading Three Tweeters, One Restaurant, Paris

Vegetarian/Macrobiotic Restaurants in Paris

In two weeks we will be in Paris! Steve and I have not been to Paris since 1988. 21 years ago we started our big European Adventure (a year traveling in Europe) with ten nights in Paris. People have been born and gradutated from college in that time, and we never managed to make it back to Paris. We rented a lovely apartment in the 5th (in the Latin Quarter near the Sorbonne). I love to … Continue reading Vegetarian/Macrobiotic Restaurants in Paris

Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

In a couple of weeks we will be taking the Eurostar train from London to Paris. I put together my research notes and some good links to more information for a “Plan Your Trip” page on Slow Europe. Slow Europe Article – Eurostar from London to Paris We will be taking a train from Windsor to London Paddington, then a taxi or the Underground to St Pancras, and then the Eurostar to Paris. On return … Continue reading Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

Pour Une Nuit?


Twenty-one years ago, Steve and I sold nearly everything we owned, quit our jobs, gave up our apartment in Vancouver, loaded up our Toyota Corolla and hit the road for a few years. After a year traveling in the US, we parked the car, loaded up backpacks and flew to Europe. We arrived with hotel reservations for five nights in Paris and no other plans. We had a fantastic year traveling in Europe. We traveled using … Continue reading Pour Une Nuit?