B-dub'n around the world

A she said-he said of our travels together. Who tells the better story or takes the better captures😅😘? Come join us on our crazy adventures!
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  • Day4

    C: Passages couvert de Paris

    March 17, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    Discovered some of Paris's covered passages today because it was snowing. These are great to just stroll through and enjoy a little window shopping. My nieces would very much enjoy Passage Jouffroy.

    Also saw some real Hogwarts like shit. Some kind of taxidermied dog/coyote with bird of prey wings. Somehow seemed to fit in.Read more

  • Day4

    S: Passages Couverts de Paris

    March 17, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    We had a very, very late start to the day (jetlag and vacation mode getting the best of us 😅 - first world problems, I know), but we still managed to experince and explore new things in this city, yet again! It was raining buckets which then turned into snow and it seemed that Chris and I were the only ones excited about this - we were taking pictures/videos like it was the first time we've seen it! Seeing snow in Paris (even though it didnt stick) is beautiful😍. To avoid getting soaked completely and from the lovely advice of our host, we explored the passage couverts de paris! Don't know why we never thought to explore the different passages which are filled with varying shops and restaurants - actually, never thought it was a must see attraction! It was a neat rainy day activity - truly a must to explore! We explored about 5 of them and I wished money was not an option 'cause souvenirs galore😅...my favourite were th book- and antique stores...Read more

  • Day3

    S: Paris - BDub Eats and Drinks

    March 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Because food is also our thing...what we've grubbed within the past 2 days...

    L'as du Falafel:
    -roasted aubergine with tahini and tomato salad
    -lamb pita sandwich 😋 (jealous that he got this😅)
    -falafel with aubergine pita sandwich (😋 had it for the first time 2015 and I was so looking forward to this

    Du Pain et des Idees: small but beautiful and offered delicious viennoisseries 😋. We decided to pack it away and enjoyed it at a nearby park!

    Paname Brewing Co.: such a great find and actually had great selection!

    Chez Jeannette:
    -cheesy potato croquette: after two bites, it was too rich (I know, woe is me...)...when in Paris I guess
    -mini creamy pesto ravioli
    -salade exotique: salmon lox, shrimp, mango, papaya, and mixed green salad with a generous dallop of a creamy dressing...it was almost a hodge-podge of ingredients but surprisingly was delicious!
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  • Day3

    C: Finding a brewery. A happy mistake

    March 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We were thirsty and came across the Panama Brewing Company on the end of the Bassin de la Villette.

    After talking Habs and Canucks, and spitting on Bettman, SEE enjoyed some of Paris's finest leau and I enjoyed a flight including :
    Oeil de biche
    French Devil
    Bete Noire

    (Descriptions in pics)

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  • Day3

    C: Père Lachaise Cemetery

    March 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    On the recommendation of our host (along with other sources) we did a walking tour of the Père Lachaise Cemetery. I thought it would be a good place to do my first guided audio tour by Rick Steves. I'm not cultured enough to recognize all the people who he mentioned have ended up here, but Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison I do know. It was such a nice walk through a part of Paris I think people just skip because it's either too far from other tourist things or they think a cemetery is creepy. The memorials about French airlines crashes and WW2 losses were what spoke to me. Seeing the Mauthaussen Memorial took me back to walking through that concentration camp.

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  • Day3

    S: Parisian Sunrise and Street Strollin

    March 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    When being jetlagged works to your advantage..

    Woke up very early today and ended up seeing a beautiful sunrise! I don't know if my lack of sleep clouded my brain but I was in such awe of how much it just beautified the rooftops😍...and seriously, sunrise in paris!?! Once we finally got going we decided to get some viennoiseries for breakfast and enjoyed it near a park near the canal st. martin - cause you just have to! Also, noticed a few blooms already - didn't think I was gonna see cherry blossoms this year so this was a good surprise...hoping it completely blooms within the next 2 days🤞🏼😅🤞🏼. Then the fella wanted to go to the Pere Lachaise cemetery - wasn't really my thing but it's his trip too, I guess😅😘! I do admit, it was peaceful and it made for a nice easy workout for me😘.

    In my researching for what to do for the day, I found a brewery/pub to try and since we liked beer it worked out quite well! The location of the brew pub was fantastic as it had a view of the Bassin de la Villette - and of course, we stayed a while enjoying everything that that sight offered!

    I'm/We're really excited about exploring new areas (10th,19th districts) and weaving our way in and out of this side of Paris. It was nice to see a glimpse of how people simply live and enjoy their neighbourhood. Highly recommend visiting and staying this side of town especially if you've got the touristy stuff out of your system!
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  • Day2

    S: Paris 3.0 (2)

    March 15, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Once we finally had the energy to get up and go, the only thing we planned on for our first evening was to walk towards food😅 (pics to follow). It poured along our walk towards the 3rd district. It was nice that it rained cause it was familiar (and thank goodness we found an umbrella) and people around were unphased - still looking that Parisian fabulousness! Here's just a few shots along the way...Read more

  • Day2

    S: Paris 3.0

    March 15, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Our 3rd time here and it still never ceases with its charms - and I still haven't even had a fancy croissant yet to persuade my decision! We are staying in the 10th district, one we've never explored before and I gotta say, it's filled with colourful life, sounds, smells...I'm excited about this! Our host was lovely - offering different suggestions on how the locals enjoy Paris and our goal is to live even a glimpse of that in the short time we are here. Thank goodness we got the Eiffel tower, louvre, etc. out of the way already because often the best trips we've had always involved exploring how the locals live! Here's just a few shots of our place because I appreciate a beautiful space when I see it! Travelling makes me realize that you really don't need to have 1000++ sq ft in order to live a good life...need to hone on this when we go home...Read more

  • Day2

    C: Paris Home

    March 15, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Found this charming flat on AirBnB in the 10th arrondissement. Neighborhood is full and vibrant with all kinds of people. I've decided that I'm either incredible at picking neighbourhoods to stay in or there is no bad neighbourhood in Paris. 1 catch; 5 flights of stairs.

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