• Arc de Triomphe: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Arc de Triomphe

    The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris and it’s a memorial to honour the soldiers who fought in the fought and died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleon Wars. There are 660 names inscribed in the stone. Arc de Triomphe The monument isn’t very tall – only about 13 floors, yet when you’re walking it up certainly feels like a lot! If you’re looking to get a pic right in front of the arch like we did above, you’ll have to dart…

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    Travel: Las Vegas Snapshot

    We’re in Las Vegas! So, let’s check out this Las Vegas Snapshot for a quick little highlight of our trip thus far. With 3 nights and 4 full, very full days, we’ve done a lot and still have a lot to do! Leaving the freezing cold of Edmonton (it was -44 with the windchill in the past week – happy we’re not there, now) for the warm fall-like days of January in Nevada, we’re happy. Happy sleeping in, seeing shows (oh, the shows!) and enjoying…

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    Travel: Eiffel Tower Paris

    The Eiffel Tower Paris is one of those icon worldly travel sights you just need to see. Even if you don’t travel up to the top, or spend much time there, you need to just look out the window of your taxi to see it. For me, it’s like a symbol of yes, I’m a traveller. I made it the 7000+ km across the ocean. So cool. The weird part, it’s a bit ugly. Brown, not black, and for reasons I can appreciate, the base…

  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Sacré-Cœur Basilica

    Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a sight to see in Paris. Not only is it a beautifully historic building, it also offers spectacular views of the city. The hike up makes it worth having a snack and taking a break. Sacré-Cœur Basilica You can take the metro as close as you can, yet do enjoy the winding walk that will take you about 20-25 minutes to reach the top. If you like people watching, this is the place. Turn your jacket inside out and take a seat.…

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    Travel: Metro in Paris

    Metro in Paris is an easy way to get around. It’s flexible and the schedule is full of so many trains coming and going. The one tricky part is the tickets. We got the carnet in a 10 pack, so for 14.90 euro. A good deal. Now, what’s tricky? The part is how they are used. We were told by the metro agent that the tickets are only good for one way – no transfers. Yet on more than 7 occasions (and actually just not…

  • Eurostar London to Paris: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Eurostar London to Paris

    Eurostar London to Paris is well worth checking out. The trip itself is just over 2 hours and 30 minutes. Plus, unlike going to the airport for an international flight, you only have to show up 60-45 minutes beforehand. Leaving you far more time to visit London or Paris. The last awesome part of travelling by train – your drop-off and pick-up points are in the city centre. Not hours away at an airport. Eurostar First – keep you eye on Eurostar’s site – that’s…

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    Travel: 4 Days in London

    4 days in London – that’s right, this past September we ventured over the pond as people sometimes call it and spend 4 days in London and 4 days in Paris, coupled with a couple of travel days for an awesome 10 day trip. So – where to start? First, we got a great deal on flights. I used Hopper this time, but didn’t buy directly from them. Instead I used the app to keep track of flight prices. Once that was done, I did…