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Do you ever think about the history of a place? The many secrets and hidden gems. The people from the past, each of them with their own thoughts and stories. This happens to me all the time. I find it interesting to dig deeper and to find a connection with a place. Paris is one of those places that looks like a postcard. So many neighborhoods. So many perspectives. So many angles. It’s a dream. Imagine a hot summer night along the Seine, sipping a glass of wine and the perfect setting of the Eiffel Tower in the background. Let your mind wander into the present, the future and maybe even the past. Take it all in. What does the city look like at this very moment in time? What will it look like in 50 years from now? But most important… what did it look like in the past century? Le…

When visiting a city, you will find tourists all over the city but you won’t find them in secret corners. Tourists stick to their map and the tourist spots. I like being a tourist but I like to get lost sometimes. Also, I like to find out a bit more about certain places. There’s always a story behind it. Secrets of today? Paris. I went to visit the Parisian neighborhood Montmartre. I had little time but I still managed to see some interesting things. Montmartre is a large hill in the 18th arrondissement and is known for its basilica the Sacré Coeur. It is an artistic neighborhood and many painters and writers found inspiration in the picturesque setting of this charming hill. Montmartre used to be a small village, surrounded by fields, windmills and vineyards. It sounds lovely but it has transformed into one of the most vibrant and touristic neighborhoods in…

Last year I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in Paris. Christmas in the city of lights, it had to be worth it. And yes, it was! I went there for three days and it is nearly impossible to see everything in such a short time.  We decided to act like a tourist and stick to the highlights. The best way to travel to Paris: Thalys. It will only take one hour and a half to get there. The train arrives at Gare Du Nord, which is basically in the middle of the city. Tip: if you are under age 25, make sure to visit on weekends and public holidays. An unlimited ticket for metro will only cost you 1,85 euros per day. Metro is the best way to travel around in Paris. The city is so big that it is almost impossible to travel by foot (unless you’re a hiking fan…